Lo Scarabeo is celebrating 30 years with this limited numbered edition of 1,987 copies to honor the year they were founded in Italy. The gorgeous, colorful artwork is by Fabio Listrani, artist of the Night Sun Tarot.
LS says this limited edition is printed on the highest quality paper. It is, indeed, a thicker card stock, but it's also glossier than their standard decks.
Coffin box: 7" x 4" (178mm x 102mm)
Deck: 4.75" x 2.75" (120mm x 70mm)
Book: 4.75" x 2.75" (120mm x 70mm) 128 pages on glossy paper with a few of the cards in color. English (pg. 5-54), Italian (55-68), French (69-82), Spanish (83-94), Portuguese (95-106), Russian (107-118) and Chinese (119-128).
At first glance, I like how the suit colors are similar to the Albano Waite Tarot's color system. It is the RWS-style deck I read with the most and prefer to most RWS. So the suits in this familiar color palette work very well for me. I also LOVE how the 10 of each suit is a painting of a butterfly or moth showing the culmination and completion of each level! I still need to read with it to give it a better overview, but my first impressions are very positive.
UPDATE: I purchased the standard edition of this deck and have been using it and decided to keep the coffin edition unused. My initial impressions have stayed with me. I really love this deck! It was a joy to read with during the last Halloween and Autumnal season. I notice that skeletons make a great subject to read for just about anyone. It'll definitely be in my rotation of reading decks for next Fall.
Here are the photos of the cards. Click on each image to make it bigger.