TARO AS COLOUR. Special Unique DeLuxe, Each with an Esoteric Title Drawn from Book T of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Seventy Eight Only, This One Being "The Lord of Oppression", or, "The Ten of Wands."
London: Fulgur Esoterica, 2018. Special DeLuxe Edition; The Ten of Wands. Please note that Fulgur opted to name each copy rather than number them, so as to place the emphasis upon the force and character of each card instead of simply denoting their place within a numerical sequence. Quarter bound in vellum with colored boards corresponding to the edition of which this is the Ten of Wands; gold and misty white marbled end papers; all edges gilt; A FINE COPY in fine black silk dual section slip case with fleece lining. Slipcase has the elemental symbol in pressed gilt on the panel. 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. 208 pages. 4to. (Item ID: FUL-TCd-10W)