The Tarot Cards Painted by Bonifacio Bembo. For The Visconti-Sforza Family; An Iconographic And Historical Study.
New York: The New York Public Library, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover, Square Quarto, 124 pp. Original yellow cloth with gilt title etc to spine, b&w reproductions of the original tarot cards. The first publication of the remarkable mid-fifteenth century deck of tarot cards painted by Bonafacio Bembo for the Visconti-Sforza family, generously illustrated (in black and white), with extensive commentary on the cards and their meaning. A few light flecks to cloth of spine, with just some very light shelf dust and rubbing, a small erasure on inside front cover, light crease across bottom corner of front free endpaper, otherwise near-fine. Thus near Fine condition. Includes a rather tatty example the original publisher's textured glassine (opaque tissue) protective wrapper (no dust jacket as such issued). Item #70311