c.1940 Ancien Tarot de Marseille, B.P. Grimaud

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c.1940 Ancien Tarot de Marseille, B.P. Grimaud, Paris, France, with 78/78 cards, (no booklet and no box)

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Designed by Paul Marteau 

Published by B. P. Grimaud, Paris, France, c. 1940

Deck: c.1940 Ancien Tarot de Marseille


Description: The Ancien Tarot de Marseille was designed by Paul Marteau and first published in 1930 by B.P. Grimaud. The deck sold here, is a later edition published in c.1940. Marteau designed his deck after the 1760 Tarot de Marseille by Nicholas Conver, specifically after a Conver deck printed in the later 19th century by Philippe Camoin. 


21 trump cards + the unnumbered fool card (a sort of wild card, or joker, in the deck), 4 suits with 14 cards per series. Cartouches written with French titles. Card reverses are patterned with blue rectangle and dots on very sturdy paste-board card-stock.


Deck Identifiers:

· Borders: single black line

· Reverses: blue rectangle and dots

· Paper: pasteboard cardstock

· Titles: French

· Style: Ancien Tarot de Marseille 

· Tax Stamp: no-tax stamp 



Very good condition, cards appear unused (see photographs).

Card Dimensions: 11.9 cm X 6.2 cm