38 Cards, Blue Bird Lenormand: Fortune Telling Cards
Marie-Anne Adelaide Lenormand was born May 27th, 1772 in Alencon (Orne) France. Lenormand's extraordinary gifts of prophesy became evident at an early age. By the age of 18 (1790), Lenormand had moved several times finally landing in Paris. Her skills were quickly recognized and several teachers and educators took her under their wings. Doctor Joseph Francis Gall was one such person. She established herself on Rue de Tournon opening a salon of divination devoting herself full time to the art and bookstore. Mlle. Lenormand clients included members of the French court, the nobles, revolutionaries, artists, the fashionably dressed, the wealthy and the poor. Her most famous client being Empress Josephine. She would be arrested and released several times over her 50 years in Paris. During a time of great unrest in France, she attempted to rescue the famous Marie-Antoinette, but was unsuccessful.
Mlle. Lenormand died at age 72 on June 25th, 1843 due to complications after an operation that resulted in gangrene. Her nephew Alexander Hugo received her estate of 500,000 French Francs. Her remains are interred in Pere-Lachaise Cemetary, Paris under a tomb and headstone. Her reputation has carried across the centuries and her many admirers leave her flowers and tokens of their esteem.
Mlle. Lenormand's legacy continues on this 19th edition beautifully crafted deck of fortune-telling cards. Published in full colour, each card contains its own specific description and meaning. With regular use, its bearer will have a valuable souvenir of the celebrated fortune-teller to be used for entertainment and enlightenment.
85g, 9cm x 6.5cm x 2cm