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An edition of The Illustrated Key To The Tarot (1916)

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Veil Of Divination, Illustrating The Greater And Lesser Arcana; Embracing: The Veil And Its Symbols. Secret Tradition Under The Veil Of Divination. Art Of Tarot Divination. Outer Method Of The Oracles. The Tarot In History. Inner Symbolism. The Greater Keys.

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This edition published in by de Laurence, Scott & Co. in Chicago, Ill., U. S. A.

Written in English

184 pages

This was de Laurence's legal-by-loophole publication of Waite's Pictorial Key to the Tarot, which was originally published 6 years earlier (November 1910 but with an April 1911 pub date) in London. Apparently the work was not registered for copyright, or at least not in the United States. This is the first edition (1916) and only slight alterations were made to the artwork and copyright date for his "1918" edition. The images appear with yellow ink highlights and the physical copy is on high quality glossy paper.

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The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Veil Of Divination, Illustrating The Greater And Lesser Arcana; Embracing: The Veil And Its Symbols. Secret Tradition Under The Veil Of Divination. Art Of Tarot Divination. Outer Method Of The Oracles. The Tarot In History. Inner Symbolism. The Greater Keys.

First published in 1916



Work Description

This was de Laurence's legal-by-loophole publication of Waite's Pictorial Key to the Tarot, which was originally published 6 years earlier (November 1910 but with an April 1911 pub date) in London. Apparently the work was not registered for copyright, or at least not in the United States. This is the first edition (1916) and only slight alterations were made to the artwork and copyright date for his "1918" edition. The images appear with yellow ink highlights and the physical copy is on high quality glossy paper.

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Veil Of Divination, Illustrating The Greater And Lesser Arcana; Embracing: The Veil And Its Symbols. Secret Tradition Under The Veil Of Divination. Art Of Tarot Divination. Outer Method Of The Oracles. The Tarot In History. Inner Symbolism. The Greater Keys.

This edition published in by de Laurence, Scott & Co. in Chicago, Ill., U. S. A.


Table of Contents

Preface 3
An explanation of the personal kind--An illustration from mystic literature--A subject which calls to be rescued--Limits and intention of the work.
PART I
The Veil And Its Symbols 7
§ 1.--Introductory And General.
§ 2.--Class I. The Trumps Major, Otherwise Greater Arcana.
§ 3.--Class II. The Four Suits, Otherwise Lesser Arcana.
§ 4.--The Tarot In History.
PART II
The Doctrine Behind The Veil 33
§ 1.--The Tarot And Secret Tradition.
§ 2.--The Trumps Major And Their Inner Symbolism.
§ 3.--Conclusion As To The Greater Keys.
PART III
The Outer Method Of The Oracles 85
§ 1.--Distinction Between The Greater And Lesser Arcana.
§ 2.--The Lesser Arcana, Otherwise, The Four Suits Of Tarot Cards.
The Suit Of Wands.
The Suit Of Cups.
The Suit Of Swords.
The Suit Of Pentacles.
§ 3.--The Greater Arcana And Their Divinatory Meanings.
§ 4.--Some Additional Meanings Of The Lesser Arcana.
§ 5.--The Recurrence Of Cards In Dealing.
§ 6.--The Art Of Tarot Divination.
§ 7.--An Ancient Celtic Method Of Divination.
§ 8.--An Alternative Method Of Reading The Tarot Cards.
§ 9.--The Method Of Reading By Means Of Thirty-five Cards.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
A Concise Bibliography Of The Chief Works Dealing With The Tarot And Its Connections 164

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1916

Classifications

Library of Congress
BF1879.T2 D39 1916

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24609072M
Internet Archive
illustratedkeyto01dela
LC Control Number
tmp96025791
OCLC/WorldCat
1851797

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