Aleister Crowley; Frieda Harris
Llewellyn Publications, 1969. This is a magnificent 78-card tarot deck designed by Aleister Crowley, painted by Lady Frieda Harris. The prized and rare “White Box A” edition of Aleister Crowleys Thoth tarot. The outer and inner box and deck itself are all in remarkably nice condition with only very minor wear, they can hardly have been used and with this in mind I rate this deck Near Fine.
“White Box A” Published by Llewellyn. No publication date indicated. Cards measure 3.75″ x 5.5″ (9.5 cm x 14 cm). Two-piece box – white cover with gold “body” box. Box text is printed in gold ink. Two editions appear to have been published by Llewellyn. Publication information on the side of the box says “Published by Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, Minn. 55165 U.S.A.” Furthermore, one printing reads “Printed in Hong Kong,” the other “Printed in the U.S.A.” Card suit (“Trumps” for the majors) printed in large, light letters, with card title (majors, courts) or keyword (minors) superimposed in medium-size type. The contrast between the two overlapping typefaces is poor, making the titles difficult to read. No Hebrew letters or astrological symbols are present. Unornamented borders on the card faces. No border strip on the card backs.