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I have edited my previous post for my misquoting.
The company name "CHARTIER, MARTEAU ET BOUDIN" was used from 1909, when Georges Marteau (Paul's uncle) retired, not from "1916".

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Originally Posted by coredil
1. Not sure what he means with "the last Grimaud TdM edition"
Was he not aware of a Marteau edition, or was Marteaus deck not known at this time?
Hi coredil
Marteau's deck must have been published by 1931, at least.
According to an exhibition catalogue of a French playing-card museum, in 1931 the French occultist Georges Muchery announced the release of "Ancien Tarot de Marseille" in his magazine "LE CHARIOT".

I checked 1933 original of Maxwell's book, too.
It does seem that the deck he mentions is "Grimaud-Arnoult"...

So, perhaps Maxwell wrote the part before 1930.
[According to "A History of the Occult Tarot" (by Decker & Dummett) , Maxwell already wrote an article about tarot ("Symblolisme des arcanes majeurs") in 1928 for the magazine "Le Voile d'Isis".]
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