Any serious tarot amator must have this catalogue : written by the internationaly acclaimed expert Thierry Depaulis it is now available as a digital edition Gallica : http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6532698n
Since the second edition is available, the Triomphes de Paris fac simile first edition has reached the “collectable item” status. There are – at the moment I’m writing these lines – five copies available – they are intended for those exhaustive collectors among you, dear readers, as in my opinion, the second edition is, quality wise, superior to the first edition.
The 1st ed cards are a bit thicker, but the cardboard is less sturdy, lighter and less opaque than the second edition’s. The 2nd edition features a 310 g/cm² french origin cardboard, linen finish, a much better and accurate printing quality and a more elegant and redesigned back (as simple as the first edition’s, but more detailled and with better, deeper colours).
Here are a few pictures comparing both editions, on the left the discontinued first edition, on the right the second edition, click the pictures to zoom :
As announced earlier, you can now also buy rare, second hand, out of print and/or hard to find decks from tarotparis.com
Also, new product categories are scheduled to be added to the website soon : “vintage and second hand” where you’ll be able to find some vintage, out of print or hard to find decks, and “handmade products” where you’ll find prints, original drawings etc…
The Palimpsest Lenormand are back in stock !
In may and june 2013, exhibition featuring new engravings and cards at L’Antre-Monde bookshop.
Blockprints and cards around tarots, cartomancy, alchemy, and the infamous witchfinder general’s “the discovery of witches”.
Opening celebration on may 10th 2013 from 6:30PM to 9PM
Librairie L’Antre-Monde, 142 rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris
There are a few copies left of fac similé des Triomphes de Paris first edition : it’ll soon be replaced by a second edition with slight modifications. To the right still the same 6,35×4,45 cm dimensions, but with a new back design, as sobre as usual but even more detailed, french origin casino quality cardstock 310gsqm – plastic coated linen finish. Available very soon !
The Palimpsest Lenormand should be available within a week.
Signalée par Sésame sur le forum traditiontarot, l’exposition « Art du jeu, jeu dans l’art, de Babylone à l’Occident Médiéval » se tient jusqu’au 4 mars 2013 au Musée de Cluny à Paris.
On y peut admirer 7 cartes des célèbres tarots ferrarais dits de Charles VI, c’est assez exceptionnel pour le signaler et y faire quelques visites avant la fin de l’exposition !
Cards, blockprint, linocuts and drawings taking the shape of a ludibrium with and around the auld tarots, master cardmakers and cartomancy.
Opening celebration friday november 9th 2012.
MONA LISAIT, BOOKS FACTORY. GALERIE
211, RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-ANTOINE, 75011 PARIS.
T 01 40 24 27 39. METRO FAIDHERBE-CHALIGNY
DU LUNDI AU SAMEDI DE 10H A 19H30
ET LE DIMANCHE DE 10H A 19H.