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Pictorial Key - color versions?

Hi Everyone,
I can't really find a solid answer on this anywhere....

Does anyone know which editions of Waite's 'Pictorial Key to the Tarot' have fully colored plates?

Do all the University Books and Causeway Books editions have color plates? Any other publishings?

I would like one for reference and am trying to figure out what all my options are. I was hoping to find a website or something that compared all published editions, but if there is one, I cannot find it.

Thanks for your help!
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As far as I know, only one of the the University Books one has. I've never seen or heard of any other. My Weiser one certainly hasn't. Rodney knows, though. I know this
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I made a PDF with color plates. Not a hard copy but good for electronic use.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.pdf (8 mb)
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University Books editions 19XX to 19XX over in the Rider-Waite-Smith forum probably has more than you ever wanted to know about the University Books edition.
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Originally Posted by Abrac View Post
I made a PDF with color plates. Not a hard copy but good for electronic use.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.pdf (8 mb)
I have always looked for a good soft copy of the PKT. The ones I found are usually bland and passable. This one is beautifully formatted, and the colored images made reading this a pleasure. Thanks Abrac.
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I know the hardback Causeway edition had them because I owned it a couple decades ago. It was really quite beautiful.
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