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This essential reference by the designer of the most widely known Tarot deck contains a detailed description of each card in the popular 78-card Rider-Waite deck. Rich in symbolism and detail, this handy guide also discusses regular and reversed meanings and features 78 black-and-white illustrations of the cards.About the Author:
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"Arthur Edward Waite (October 2, 1857 - May 19, 1942) was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer, R.A. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism - viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion." Born in the United States, and raised in England, A.E. Waite joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1891, became a Freemason in 1901, and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1902. The Golden Dawn was torn by further internal feuding until Waite's departure in 1914; a year later he formed the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross, not to be confused with the Societas Rosicruciana. By that time there existed some half-dozen offshoots from the original Golden Dawn, and as a whole it never recovered." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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Book Description Rider & Co, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780091093709
Book Description Rider & Co, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780091093709
Book Description Rider & Co 01/01/1971, 1971. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780091093709
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003216028
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004301119
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001419648
Book Description Rider & Co, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd. Minor shelf wear on jacket and light foxing on outer edges of pages. Content is fine. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 049726-2
Book Description Rider and Company Ltd, London, 1980. First published in 1910. This is a reprint of the 1971 second edition from 1980. xii, 340pp. Blue cloth boards. Dust jacket. One of Waite's most memorable contributions to arcane studies was his conception of the tarot in which each card symbolised some avenue to the gateway to truth. He met the artist Pamela Colman Smith when they were both membersof the magical Order of The Golden Dawn. Through Waite's inspiration and guidance she created a Tarot which delicately embodies all the subtle allegories in a work of art. This book is Waite's commentary on the Tarot and an essential guide to understanding the cards. 78 black & white illustrations of the cards. Very good condition. Slight soiling/spotting to text block edges. Dust jacket very good. Unclipped. Lightly rubbed and soiled with a little edge wear. Spine discoloured. Bookseller Inventory # 1305329
Book Description Rider & Co, London, 1986. Hard Back. Very good hardback copy. No dustjacket. xii, 340pp, illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 032763
Book Description Rider, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0091093708 Waite's commentary on the well known pack designed under his supervision by Pamela Coleman Smith, when they were both members of the Golden Dawn. with dustjacket, 1986 rep clean bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 109086