Item #55492 Film Negatives. A roll of 35mm black and white negatives of 77 of the original paintings of the Aleister Crowley / Frieda Harris Thoth Tarot Deck. Aleister CROWLEY, Frieda Harris.

Film Negatives. A roll of 35mm black and white negatives of 77 of the original paintings of the Aleister Crowley / Frieda Harris Thoth Tarot Deck.

NP. A roll (in 3 sections) of 35mm black and white photographs of 77 of the original paintings of the Aleister Crowley / Frieda Harris Thoth Tarot Deck (there is only a partial negative of the 78th). The photographs were taken by the well-known London photographer Norbert Galea in the early-mid 1970s on behalf of Donald Weiser (Galea also did the colour photography that was used for the Llewellyn deck). At the time Weiser were planning to publish the deck themselves - they later proceeded jointly with Llewellyn. Access to the paintings, which were owned by Gerald Yorke, was arranged by Stephen Skinner, from whose collection the negatives come. The photographs are of particular interest as they show the paintings at a time when there had been little deterioration, and before their recent restoration. A curious - and unique - artefact in the history of the production of one of the world's most famous tarot decks. Item #55492

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