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 Posted: Sat Dec 26th, 2009 02:10 am
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Kimber



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Here is the information from my database on the two editions I have; a black box edition circa 1978, and a white box edition circa 1986; both printed in London, but by two different publishing companies; Cobwebs Press and Regal Print Co.:

"The Tarot of Frown Strong is a tarot by the Swiss esoteric teacher Leo Armin. Leo Armin was a healer and guru from the 70s and 80s who had his own group of followers (among whom was actor Peter Sellers).  He also ran a church. 

The Tarot of Frown Strong was first published in 1978 in England. It was later reprinted in France in a very limited edition (not numbered) in 1991. The French version has slightly smaller cards then the original English one, but the print quality is much better.

The original version came in a hinged box with green velvet interior, and was published by Cobwebs Press (London). It was released to the US in 500 signed copies.   

The Regal Print Company (London) edition appears to have been printed in 1986. It is not signed and varies from both the original English version and the US Games version in that the numbers do not have dots on either side and the typeface is not the same. No mention is made of “Leo”.  World Copyright is attributed to “S.B. Armin 1986”.

 

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