In 1909, Arthur Edward Waite encouraged Pamela Colman Smith to produce a tarot deck with appeal to the world of art that would have significance behind the symbols, and thus make the deck more important than tarot packs previously used for centuries.
The result was the unique Rider-Waite Tarot deck which has endured as the world's most popular 78-card tarot deck. The innovative cards, including the 56 Minor Arcana, depict full scenes with figures and symbols. This featured, combined with Pamela Smith's ability to capture the subtleties of emotion and experience, has made the Rider-Waite Tarot the basis for the designs of many 20th Century packs.
The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack is a facsimile edition originally printed from palates that were destroyed during the bombing of London during World War II.
Rider Waite Tarot comes in various designs and packs.
The Pack on sale here is the Original Version, and Comes With a small Booklette. There is an another version the "SET" which comes with a Book!.
The Deck and Book Set comes complete and in full-color with original Tudor Rose back design, Celtic Cross divinatory chart.