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On The Tarot

On The Tarot

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By Antoine Court de Gebelin and the Count of Mellet
Translated by Dantzel Cenatiempo
Introduction by Naha Armady

Referring to it as the Book of Destiny, Antoine Court de Gebelin published the first documented essays on the Tarot in his multi-volume French encyclopedia Le Monde Primitif in 1787. The ideas expressed on the Tarot as a book of wisdom or mystical repository, sometimes known as the Book of Thoth, was quoted by many proponents of the esoteric tradition; William Wynn Westcott, Papus, Eliphas Levi, A.E.Waite, Paul Foster Case and Manly P. Hall among them.

This complete English translation provides an important text in the history and use of the Tarot to scholars and diviners of the western esoteric tradition. It includes source text on the history of Tarot and engravings reproduced from an original edition of 1787.

Sewn hard-cover in printed dust jacket, 120 pages, engravings ( small 8vo )

First Edition limited to 1,500 copies. 

4.25 in. x 7 in.

Ouroboros Press is an independent publishing house largely supported by readers who value the various crafts associated with book arts. Founded by William Kiesel in Seattle, WA, the press works with scholars, translators and artists to produce fine books in the field of Western Esotericism.

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