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Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot – Premier Edition

Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot – Premier Edition
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Once considered revolutionary, the Rider-WaiteŽ deck has become the most popular tarot deck in the world, and has set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks. The cards were drawn in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite. Smith's vibrant drawings transformed the standard tarot deck.

"A unique feature of the Rider-WaiteŽ deck, and one of the of the principal reasons for its enduring popularity, is that all of the cards, including the Minor Arcana, depict full scenes with figures and symbols. Prior to the Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot, the pip cards of almost all tarot decks were marked only with the arrangement of the suit signs -- swords, wands, cups, and coins, or pentacles. The pictorial images on all the cards allow interpretations without the need to repeatedly consult explanatory text. The innovative Minor Arcana, and Pamela Colman Smith's ability to capture the subtleties of emotion and experience have made the Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot a model for the designs of many tarot packs." -- (from The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III)

Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot was named one of the Top Ten Tarot Decks of All Time by Aeclectic Tarot.

See also: Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot Deck, Pocket Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot, Miniature Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot, Giant Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot, Spanish Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot, French Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot, 6-unit Rider-WaiteŽ Gravity Feed Display, Original Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot Set, Tarot Total Rider-WaiteŽ Deck/Book Set, The Golden Rider Tarot, Albano-WaiteŽ Tarot Deck, and Radiant Rider-WaiteŽ Tarot.

Weight 1.00 lbs
ISBN 978-1-57281-504-9
Size Box measures 4-5/8" x 7-1/4" ; Cards measure 2-3/4" x 4-3/4" ; Spread sheet measures 18" x 20"
Artist Pamela Colman Smith