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Set of late 18th C. French playing cards:
ANONYMOUS. FRENCH, 18th Century. A complete set of 36 Etteilla(marked “Eteila”) playing cards for cartomancy, with etched illustrations. Cards 2 7/8in x 1 7/8in, on plain paper card backs. The face values are shown in miniature at lower right corners; each card is numbered upper right corner. Illustrations consist of symbolic figures of myth or attribute, some showingcontemporary social tableaus depicting dastardly or virtuous characters. Condition: Overall good/clean; some toning; one card with darker spotting. In later gilt red leather book-form box, c. 20th Century.