i am a total newbie at Tarot, so forgive my ignorance here.... I saw this on Ebay, - eBay item number:282334270681. It is a french book "1702 Book of Games RARE Maison Academique cards chess tarot FULL LEATHER La Haye."
The seller describes it as....
"full contemporary early 18th century leather binding
includes rare instructions for the games of Taro & Triumph
also accurate explanations of many other games
includes: pique, billiard, pall mall, chess, game of war, tricque trac, l'hombre, etc.
published A La Haye
chez Jacob van Elinckuysen, marchand librarie, dans le hal-straet, au dauphin
M DCC II
red morocco spine label
gilt ornamentation on spine
chapters with decorated letter initials
title pages for each of major games
complete 2 parts in one volume
book dimensions: 14 cm X 14 cm
from my amateur readings, it seemed that most people have stated that the first written info on using the Tarot is much later, around 1790? So would that make this historically very significant, as there appears to be a chapter about the rules of Tarot cards? Unfortunately it is too expensive for me to purchase...