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Re: Gebelin: Introduction

I'm just checking it out now. I think Dammartin is worth finishing. I found the Caractères alphabétiques book, but most of it is not relevant to Tarot, of course. Saw the exhorbitantly priced translation, too. It would be great to find the tableaux that went with the lecture, and published in the b...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

Thanks Mike, Ross - I have inserted those links. Still working on the Mellet - it's becoming a bit of chore towards the end :D The bbcode table function doesn't seem to work on this forum, so I have put in an image instead. I also have a rough translation of Dammartin's lecture to the History Instit...

Re: Mellet: Notes VIII

* Taking into account that in a piquet deck the 2-6 of each suit has been removed, so as you turn the cards you say Ace, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King. If a card turned is the same as one called, then you lay it aside to form the sentence. Piquet was a very popular game in 18th century France, so p...

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