Throughout his life, occult thinker P.D. Ouspensky explored many facets of the tarot. In 1911 he published a small book entitled The Symbolism of the Tarot, which gave his interpretations of the deck's major arcana. In this rare 1974 art edition, Taylor McCall has produced 22 bright, evocative images based on Ouspensky's descriptions. These are folio-sized silk-screen prints; each was hand-pulled up to nine times by the seriographer Hugh Blackwell, using the artist's hand-cut screens for each colour. The entire work is printed on a specially-commissioned order of hemp paper made Amatruda family paper mill in Italy.
This limited edition is signed by the artist, and numbered 27 of the edition of 150. The work is contained within a heavy archival box with gold-inlaid lettering on the spine, and a facsimile edition of the 1913 English translation of Ouspensky's original booklet The Symbolism of the Tarot. This is a rare collector's item for anyone interested in tarot symbolism or the esoteric work of P.D. Ouspensky.
Santa Fe: Bocaccio, 1975. First edition. Large Format, 22.5×16.5″ unbound Folios, plus accompanying booklet The Symbolism of the Tarot by P.D. Ouspensky. Limited hand-numbered edition of 150, signed by the author.
Condition: There is some wear on the spine and lettering of the archival box but the internal quality of the pages is excellent.