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Re: Gebelin: Introduction

Here are some suggestions for notes on the trumps: Fool 1. I hope you will include Horace 22nd ode, as I am convinced you are right. 2. its only value is that which it gives to the others: possibly refers to the use of the Fool to complete sequences, although this is a rule that he does not mention ...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

Here I go again: memoirs he procured - memoirs he has procured at the same time that it - which at the same time civil game, in which it prevailed over the latter. - civil game, in which it excelled over the latter. performed between themselves - performed among themselves card decks used by the Spa...

Re: The Cary-Yale Kings – a nod to Visconti genealogy?

One problem with your argument, Phaeded, is that this is not the only Visconti Love card ever made. If nothing else, there is the Brera-Brambilla's. What do you suppose it looked like? Why wouldn't it have had a marriage bed, too? Even the heraldics are not specific enough, if the reference point wa...

Re: An Arthurian text dedicated to Filippo Visconti, with dedication illumination

Phaeded: As far as Arthuriian themes in the CY, I would think the World card suggests, among other things, a Grail Knight and the Fisher King (fishing in the lake), with the red castle as the Grail Castle. This is not to deny other interpretations, such as Francesco Sforza in some exploit or Filippo...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

My argument for "celestial bodies" was weak. Let me try again. "Astre" as opposed to "Etoile" in general should be translated as "celestial body", because he calls both the sun and the moon, in the previous parts, "astres". (This is perfectly correct even today, in Italy as well as France. ) e.g.: C...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

The problem with "stars" is that in the same sentence he refers to the seven, presumably "astres", of the solar system. Presumably he is not crediting the Egyptians with thinking of Earth and Uranus as planets. He must be counting the sun and the moon as "astres". Since you don't have Google, my sou...

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