Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum

Advertisement for deck and book - 1912

  > Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot Special Interest > Rider-Waite-Smith


 
Teheuti's Avatar
Teheuti  Teheuti is offline
Resident
 
Join Date: 24 Aug 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,539
Teheuti 
Advertisement for deck and book - 1912


I found this advertisement for the RWS deck and books in "The Inferno" by August Strindberg, translated by Claud Field, published by W. Rider and Sons, 1912.

A Pack of 78 Tarot Cards. Exquisitely Drawn and
Coloured from New and Original Designs, by Pamela Coleman
Smith. Each Card has a separate allegorical meaning. This is
without question the finest and most artistic pack that has ever
been produced. Price 6s. net, in neat blue box, post free.

The Key to the Tarot. Giving the History of the Tarot
Cards, their allegorical meaning and the methods of divination for
which they are adapted. By Arthur Edward Waite. Royal 32mo,
cloth gilt, 2s. net. Essential to the interpretation of the Tarot
Cards. The Cards and Key in neat red box 8s. post free.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Being an Enlarged
and Revised Edition of the Kev to the Tarot, with seventy-eight
full-page Reproductions of the Tarot Cards facing their descriptive
matter, and considerable additional matter dealing specially with
the subject of Fortune-telling by means of the Tarot. By A. E.
Waite. Crown 8vo, cloth gilt, gilt tops, 34()pp. 5s. net.
Top   #1
Nemia  Nemia is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 29 Sep 2013
Location: End of Nowhere
Posts: 2,492
Nemia 

Fascinating! Was the advertisement illustrated?
Top   #2
Teheuti's Avatar
Teheuti  Teheuti is offline
Resident
 
Join Date: 24 Aug 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,539
Teheuti 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nemia View Post
Fascinating! Was the advertisement illustrated?
No, it wasn't.
Top   #3
McFaire  McFaire is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 27 Apr 2013
Location: Second star to the right
Posts: 514
McFaire 

How fun!
Top   #4
Teheuti's Avatar
Teheuti  Teheuti is offline
Resident
 
Join Date: 24 Aug 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,539
Teheuti 

Rider was the publisher of both. As usual, the blank end-papers were used to advertise other books from the publisher. I haven't compared these ads with others that have been noted. I just wanted to make them available as sometimes the text varies a little.
Top   #5
Zephyros's Avatar
Zephyros  Zephyros is offline
Jedi
 
Join Date: 31 Jan 2004
Location: Israel
Posts: 8,179
Zephyros 

How much would six shillings be in today's buying power? I tried to use a currency converter with historical values but I guess I did something wrong, it came out to 85, an exorbitant sum which would put a deck well out of the reach of the middle class.
Top   #6
Teheuti's Avatar
Teheuti  Teheuti is offline
Resident
 
Join Date: 24 Aug 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,539
Teheuti 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zephyros View Post
How much would six shillings be in today's buying power? I tried to use a currency converter with historical values but I guess I did something wrong, it came out to 85, an exorbitant sum which would put a deck well out of the reach of the middle class.
The conversion app I used automatically put in 1 plus the 6 shillings. The results I got, when corrected, were 17.12. Considering that some families lived on 50 a year, 6 shillings was a considerable sum for many people.
Top   #7




 


 


Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Forum
Aeclectic Tarot Forum Links
· Tarot
· Tarot Special Interest
· Beyond Tarot
· Forum Library

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Angel Decks
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Cat Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· List All Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Tarot Books
· What's New

Copyright © 1996 - 2019 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.