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Tarot Cards for Fun and Fortune Telling: Illustrated Guide to the Spreading and Interpretation of the Popular 78-Card Tarot IJJ Deck of Muller & CIE, Switzerland Hardcover – June 1, 1970
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The book starts with a good introduction, which explains what a tarot deck is and tells about it's history. The introduction is much more solid that than of most beginners' books nowadays.
Chapter II covers the major arcana in the standard "Tarot 101" format - two pages per card, one with the card's picture and another with a description of the card, the card's meaninig when straight, and the card's meaning when upside down. The meanings are mainly keywords, which I think are not terribly accurate but are good enough for beginners.
Chapter III explains how to spread the cards using the Celtic Cross.
Chapter IV covers the minor arcana. Court cards are explained in the same format as the major arcana, while the numbered cards are given 5-6 lines each with just meanings. Again, the meanings are mostly keywords.
Chapter V explains several other spreads - a seven cards past/present/future spread, a complex name based spread, three overcomplicated, badly explained, and rather useless spreads (56 cards horseshoe, 54 cards royal, and 7th card), and a nice Gypsy spread.
A bibliography is included, which I think is of little use - it includes this book itself, along with several other books without a hint regarding which material was taken from which book and why.
This is an average beginner's book - it covers the basic needed material needed in a good fashion, but doesnt do a great job of it.
This book matches the deck of Tarot cards I have had for years and years. It gave me an in-depth interpretation of the cards, which I have fold very useful.