Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards

Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards
Author: Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand
Rating: 3.96
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Publisher: U.S. Games
Book Format: Cards
Binding: None
Pages: None
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Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 7,44 €

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Vintage deck of 52 cards with miniature cards in the upper left corners and descriptive pictures with meanings on the remaining portions of the cards. Also suitable as a regular deck of playing cards. Includes instructions.





Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand Biography

Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772–1843) was a French professional fortune-teller of considerable fame during the Napoleonic era. In France, Lenormand is considered the greatest cartomancer of all time, highly influential on the wave of French cartomancy that began in the late 18th century.

Early life

Lenormand was born on 27 May 1772 in Alençon, Normandy, to Jean Louis Antoine Lenormand, a draper, and Marie Anne Lenormand (née Gilbert). Lenormand was orphaned at the age of five and educated in a convent school. Lenormand left Alençon for Paris in 1786.


Lenormand claimed to have given cartomantic advice to many famous persons, among them leaders of the French Revolution (Marat, Robespierre and St-Just), Empress Josephine and Tsar Alexander I. She was active for more than 40 years. In 1814 Lenormand started a second literary career and published many texts, causing many public controversies. She was imprisoned more than once, though never for very long.


Lenormand died in Paris on 25 June 1843 and is buried in Division 3 of Père Lachaise Cemetery. She left behind a fortune of 500,000 Francs, and left no heirs other than a nephew who, at the time of her death, was in the army. A devout Catholic, her nephew burned all of her occult paraphernalia, taking only the monetary fortune that she left behind.


Les souvenirs prophétiques d'une sibylle sur les causes secrétes de son arrestation - Paris (1814) (592 pages) Anniversaire de la mort de l'impératrice Josephine (1815) La sibylle au tombeau de Louis XVI (1816) Les oracles sibyllins ou la suite des souvenirs prophétiques - Paris (1817) (528 pages) La sibylle au congrès d'Aix-la-Chapelle (1819) (316 pages) Mémoires historiques et secrets de l'impératrice Joséphine, Marie-Rose Tascher-de-la-Pagerie, première épouse de Napoléon Bonaparte - Paris (1820) (556 pages) Mémoire justificatif présenté par Mlle Le Normand (1821) (20 pages) Cri de l'honneur (1821) (18 pages) Souvenirs de la Belgique - Cent jours d'infortunes où le procès mémorable (1822) (416 pages) L'ange protecteur de la France au tombeau de Louis XVIII (1824) L'ombre immortelle de Catherine II au tombeau d'Alexandre Ier (1826) L'ombre de Henri IV au palais d'Orléans (1830) (107 pages) Le petit homme rouge au château des Tuileries - Paris (1831) (107 pages) Manifeste des dieux sur les affaires de France (1832) (60 pages) Arrêt suprême des dieux de l'Olympe en faveur de Mme. la duchesse de Berry et de son fils (1833) (144 pages)Possibly author of Histoire de Jean VI. de Portugal, depuis sa naissance jusqu'à sa mort en 1826. - Paris : Ponthieu, 1827

Lenormand cards

After Lenormand's death her name was used on several cartomancy decks. This included a deck of 36 illustrated cards known as the Petit Lenormand, or simply "Lenormand cards", still used extensively today. It is commonly used for divination in France, the Low Countries, Central Europe, the Balkans, and Russia. It ... Read full biography

Authors: Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand
Publisher: U.S. Games
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780880790413
ISBN10: 0880790415
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Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Literature Country: None
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Book Format: Cards
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
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Pages: None
Book Weight: 91
Book Dimensions: 64x89x20.32
Circulation: None
Publication date: July 31, 2014
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Publication City/Country: CT, United States

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