The original Llewellyn edition has been OOP for a while, however, Galde Press has been printing the 2nd edition of the cards since 2008 and there are still a few left, as of this posting.
The Buckland Romani Tarot's suit names have replaced the standard RWS. Koshes (Wands), Koros (Cups), Chives (Swords) & Bolers (Pentacles).
The 2nd edition's print quality is superb and the colors are beautifully saturated with very clear images.
The cards are on a thick matte paper stock and the edges chip easily since there is no protective coating, but this is expected with borderless decks. The tuck box is thinner than usual and no LWB is included. For $20 that's fine with me.
Card size is 2 3/4" x4 7/8" (70mm x 124mm).
The book I share here is an OOP Llewellyn Publications 1st edition that I acquired prior to buying the 2nd edition deck. The 2nd edition of the book is available through Galde Press.
You can still get the set:
UPDATE: The deck and book are now out of print. I don't know if they will be printing this again. Please check with them for further information.
9/2/2016 01:16:18 pm
9/2/2016 01:34:25 pm
Hello, I've read the comments, and from what I understood, Galde Press moved locations. I'm not sure what is going on over there. I have no affiliation with them. I received their product and reviewed it over two and half years ago. I have not kept up with their business. I'm sorry that people are still waiting on their tarots. I will update my comments section to warn people of the situation.
9/2/2016 03:35:33 pm
Thank you for responding me so quickly and for your help too. I hope that Amber and Angel will receive their decks soon. I can understand that Phyllis Galde has been really busy those days, but she should have (at least) respond them when they tried to contact her by phone or emails in vain.
9/2/2016 02:10:03 pm
Hello! I have an update. Phyllis called me right back and apologized for the lack of communication. She said she spoke with the concerned customers and got their orders out. One of her staff quit this summer and she has been under a huge workload between reprinting the Romani Tarot and getting behind on orders. She said she is moving the press to Asheville, NC from Minneapolis, MN this Fall, and she is truly busy from preparing for the move. A huge undertaking.
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