The artwork is vivid and graphic, with wonderfully harmonious coloration, but be aware that at 48 cards, this deck is designed for games like Hombre, Malilla (Manilla), Trappola, and Short-Pack Poker. The descent to the Earth of Celestial Jerusalem is mentioned in John’s Apocalypse as one of the final moments of the history of humanity. His father was a Paris University professor of law who died in 1880. His uncle was the political economist Charles Gide. Tale raffigurazione è conforme alla spiegazione che appare nella prima lista di tarocchi conosciuta, il Sermones de Ludo: “El mondo cioè Dio Padre”. La discesa sulla terra della Gerusalemme Celeste è citata nell’Apocalisse di Giovanni come uno dei momenti finali della storia dell’umanità.
The Prophecy, from Les oracles sibyllins by Marie Anne Le Normand (Paris, chez l’auteur, 1817)The page opposite to the title page of this autographed work shows Mlle Le Normand during a cartomancy session with Josephine Tascher de la Palerie, first wife of Napoleon, who appears in the doorway. This learning tool for card readers can be played as a Whist, Bridge, or Poker deck. It is described above, under the heading for Lenormand style card decks 52 cards plus 2 Jokers, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, instruction booklet included. Scene galanti di carattere campestre dipinte a mano sul coperchio della scatola e delle quattro scatoline interne. Known for his fiction as well as his autobiographical works, Gide exposes to public view the conflict and eventual reconciliation of the two sides of his personality, split apart by a straitlaced education and a narrow social moralism.
Fra le lettere ebraiche appaiono piccole figure, generalmente persone. Inlaid wood card boxes, with compartments, Italy, 18th century. The Biblical story tries to teach us that God can allow any man to be struck and oppressed. Caesar’s triumph, etching (Adriaen Collaert, Antwerp 1520 — 1570 ca.)The seventh card of the tarot, the Chariot, refers to a Roman tradition, whereby victorious generals would parade the streets in their chariots on their way to the Capitol to be crowned with laurel, the symbol of everlasting glory. According to him, the 22 Major Arcana of the tarot find a precise reference in the 22 letters of the Jewish alphabet, as the expression of divine emanation: Aleph = Magician; Beth = Popess; Schin = The Fool, etc.