The first edition of the Egorov Tarot was published by the Wiener Spielkartenfabrik Fred. PIATNIK & Söhne (Vienna, Austria) in 1992 and bears the production number 1975.
The instructions as well as the design are by Alexander Egorov. The Egorov Tarot is a self-named tarot that follows the system as compiled by Arthur Edward Waite. However, if one is not familiar with the names of the cards of the major arcana as the names attributed to the cards by Egorov are sometimes different. One has to follow the numbers of the cards to be sure… The design resembles that of Russian icons, nicely designed in black and gold.
The Aquarian Tarot Deck was first published by Morgan Press in 1970. Eventually it was distributed by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. The cards were designed by David Palladini, an American illustrator born in Italy.
The cards of the major arcana follow the sequence of cards as introduced by A.E. Waite, thus changing the numbers eight and eleven. In order to create a more modern version of the tarot, Palladini combined the symbols of the traditional Tarot with images borrowed from a combination of Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. This resulted in a very stylish, though rather impersonal and flat design that might make interpreting the cards a little more complicated for the layman then less artsy cards.
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‘Most people have the desire to choose the right relationship; want to know what might evolve next and how to prepare for it’. That is the first sentence of the introductory leaflet included in this first edition of the Morgan-Greer Tarot, published in 1979
From the back of the box
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