London: Fulgur Esoterica, 2018. Limited Edition in Elemental Colored Cloth, Being Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. Item #FUL-TC
A FINE HARDCOVER COPY with illustrated colored panels. Contents include: a scholarly introduction by Dr. Amy Hale; a contextual essay by Ithell Colquhoun; seventy-eight enamel taro card designs, reproduced in six colors; and an index of correspondences, citing esoteric names, traditional tarot names, King scale colors and Cabalistic letters. In 1977, a series of 78 strange enamel works were exhibited in a small gallery in Cornwall. The vibrant images were modestly grouped together in five large frames. For the curious viewer, the artist provided a page of explanation, affirming that these ‘psycho-morphological’ studies were, in fact, designs for a Taro. Within a few weeks, the exhibition was gone, vanishing into obscurity. Such was the first and last appearance of Ithell Colquhoun’s revolutionary explorations of the Tarot. Printed using the latest techniques of six-color offset lithography, the original cards are augmented with gold and silver inks and gloss coated to better emulate the original enamels. Edited by Amy Hale and Robert Ansell. 208 pages. 4to.