Tarot Classic

[High Priestess] [2 of Wands] The Tarot Classic deck follows the Tarot of Marseilles style. It is based on a woodblock tarot deck created by cardmaker Claude Burdel in 1751, probably in the city of Freibourg, Switzerland. This original deck was stencil colored by hand. A banner on the two of Coins reads "FABRIQUE DE CARTES A SCHAFFHOUSE" meaning "Card factory in Schaffhouse." The initial M on the four of Coins stands for Muller - AGMuller is the Swiss publisher. Italian tarot deck publisher Lo Scarabeo also offers a Tarot of Marseilles deck based on the same Burdel original. There is a separate companion book for this deck called Tarot Classic.

Deck
Number of
Cards
Size Copyright Card Back Design
78

22 major
56 minor

2 3/8"
x
4 3/8"
1974 [back design]
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Companion Book
Title Author Size Number of
Pages
Copyright Cover
Tarot
Classic
Stuart R.
Kaplan
5 1/4"
x
8"
240 1972 [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit symbols

Also Included: instruction booklet

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength (Card 11), Hermit, Wheel of Fortune,
Justice (Card 8), Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower,
Star, Moon, Sun, Judgment, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website

SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:

[Queen of Swords] [Ace of Cups] [6 of Pentacles]

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 2 and Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pgs. 342, 344.

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