Lot 193 of 338:
The Game of Saturn, 2017  

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Title:
The Game of Saturn: Decoding the Sola-Busca Tarocchi

Author:
Adams, Peter Mark

Place:
London

Publisher:
Scarlet Imprint

Date:
2017

Description:

xviii, 501 pp. 27.8x22.2 cm (11x8¾"), black cloth stamped in gilt. No. 454 of an edition of 800 copies. First Edition.

The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition active amongst members of the Renaissance elite and encoded within the deck. Beneath its beautifully decorated surface, its imagery ranges from the obscure to the grotesque; we encounter scenes of homoeroticism, wounding, immolation and decapitation redolent of hidden meanings, violent transformations and obscure rites.


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Condition:
Light soiling to cloth; near fine.


 
Item number:
311617
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