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Tarocchi goes west

The near-twins of Paris, Viéville and Noblet, and the five lost trumps [ This continues "Catelin Geofroy and the C order" but since it is not primarily about order I thought I should start a new thread. ] After Geofroy in Lyon, in 1557, the story of tarot in France shifts to Paris for 150 years; th...

Re: Uncut sheet from Toulouse

In the article, there are two kinds of sheets of face cards; one (which I would certainly take to be newer) has names at the bottom, in French. Here is one card from the older block: Page of coins.PNG and here one from the newer: king of swords RH590.png I am not clear on the distinction between Spa...

Re: The fourth Rosenwald block

This is on the subject of printing regular decks, the woodblock prints with stenciled colors which seem to have been the rule from the earliest days up to about 1750. In France, 20 cards per block seems to have been the rule, and I have found many blocks or uncut sheets of face cards that have two f...

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