Reading and Understanding the Marseille Tarot - Morsucci & Aloi
This richly-illustrated book examines the history and usage of the Marseiile tarot, an early mass-produced deck dating to the seventeenth century which remains the most popular deck in Europe. The authors provide a concise history of tarot, then dive straight into the symbolism of the Marseille images. They provide complete interpretations for each of the cards - both upright and inverted - their sequencing, numerology and some simole divinatory spreads. In addition, they give notes on interpreting the postures adopted by the figures in the cards. This is an excellent work for anyone interested in the history of the tarot, and makes an excellent companion to the purchase of a Marseille deck.
Torino: Lo Scarabeo, 2018. Hardback with dustjacket, 176 pages. New.