THE PAINTED CARAVAN: A Penetration into the Secrets of the Tarot Cards.
The Hague: L. J. C. Boucher, 1954. FIRST EDITION. Decorated end papers, colored; blind stamped front panel; VERY GOOD+ CLOTH VOLUME in dust jacket. Well illustrated. Wehman stamp on title page. Some original material among the traditional Gypsy decks presented by the author/artist. "Symbols are doors leading to the hidden chambers of the mind. The uninitiated are stirred by the symbol but cannot divine its meaning. A Gypsy versed in the secret lore of the Tarot Cards holds the key to their mysteries...The original designs by the author are based upon ancient Gypsy packs...." -- from the text. Bibliography. 120 pages. Small square 4to. (Item ID: 16578)