Madame Le Normand's Oracle of Human Destiny

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Printed for Charles Daly, c. 1860. 104 pages. Bound in original hard card boards, with brown cloth spine. Some rubbing on edges, small loss head of spine, with a few small splits. Private bookplate inside front board. Unfortunately the front endpaper page is missing, & page I to XX of preface. Inside some small foxing spots, and a number of ink inscriptions by a previous owner. Price reflects this. 

THE ORACLE OF HUMAN DESTINY OR, THE UNERRING FORETELLER OF FUTURE EVENTS AND ACCURATE INTERPRETER OF MYSTICAL SIGNS & HEAVENLY BODIES. 

'Madame Le Normande's The Oracle of Human Destiny offers a detailed guide to divination through card reading. References to the art of reading Tarot cards to gain insight in the the past, present, and future can be found as early as the 16th century and became closely associated with occult practice. The first corrected Tarot was created by cartomancer Jean-Baptiste Alliette and became popularized throughout Europe with the publication of Jean-Baptiste Pitois' Histoire de la magie, du monde surnaturel et de la fatalité à travers les temps et les peuples (1870).

Later associated with The Gypsy Witch Cards, Le Normand's efforts purportedly date back to her work as Napoleon Bonaparte's fortune teller. We'll recite the expanded title: " An Accurate Interpreter of the Mystical Signs and Heavenly Bodies; Also Embracing the French, Italian, and English Methods of Telling Fortunes with Cards, and a New and Entertaining Process of Fortune-Telling with Dice. Also Containing Seventy-Nine Good and Bad Omens, with their Interpretations, One Hundred and Eighty-Seven Weather Omens, and Napoleon's Oraculum.'

Predict the future using Madam Le Normand's oracle system. The fortune teller to emperor Napolean shared her secrets using playing cards, dice, and omens in her tell-all book published in 1866. Learn your fate using Napoleon's Oraculum or increase your finances by playing Hymen's Lottery. Learn 187 bad weather omens, get answers to 36 popular life questions, and use the Table of Celestial Signs to predict health, happiness, and fortune.

Category Esoteric