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Re: Weird Old German Book and 17th Century Teaching Card Games

. [/quote]One thing of interest I discovered is this book- Alectryomantia, Seu Divinatio Magica cum Gallis Gallinaceis peracta http://diglib.hab.de/drucke/hr-331/start.htm which appears to be entirely about Divination with Chickens ! chickensign1.jpg I would really like to see a translation of this ...

Re: Weird Old German Book and 17th Century Teaching Card Games

. [/quote]One thing of interest I discovered is this book- Alectryomantia, Seu Divinatio Magica cum Gallis Gallinaceis peracta http://diglib.hab.de/drucke/hr-331/start.htm which appears to be entirely about Divination with Chickens ! chickensign1.jpg I would really like to see a translation of this ...

Re: Tarock of Cologne

well I can explain the placing of the One of trump, for In the german game of tarock, the one of trump ("pagat") has a special role, and related to the "le battleur" of tarot, which is depicted as a magician, or trivial performer and so, the "pagat" is naturally a jester of some sort. Also, the famo...

Re: Tarock of Cologne

From the appearence of this deck, It looks like one of the countless decks published during the 18th-19thc. in Germany , where the norlma subjects of the trumps (love, death, world...) were replaced with scenes of countries, or pictures of animals- the variant with animals on them is still used in G...

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