Paris Primitive, c. 1890


*Attention* This deck will now be poker size 2 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches. My printer discontinued bridge size cards.

The only information that I could find about this deck was that it was printed c. 1890 by Ch. Didot, Paris. This charming Lenormand is done in primitive style art and contains verses in German and assorted astrological symbols. Which is why I have entitled this deck, "Paris Primitive" but you can call it the Didot, if you like.

It is reprinted as found. The original backs were were plain and are offered with a lovely mid-19th century back.

Some readers prefer to use 2 Lady cards or 2 Gentleman cards rather than use the traditional alternate cards (Snake, Rider) for same sex relationships. Made especially for this version are 2 extra cards; 1 Lady and 1 Gentleman.

Have a look at Fennario's review here: https://fennario.wordpress. com/2014/05/11/an-update-a-new-deck/

It is printed on premium card stock that feels wonderful in hand.

Be sure to check out the original Philippe Le Normand instruction sheet in the 'Info' column on the right side of the screen. Right click on the image and select "view image" so you can print it.


Delivery can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Please be patient.

I use a different printer for ex-USA buyers because the international postage from the US-based printer is extremely high. For international buyers the tarot size cards come in a plain tuck box and Lenormand cards come in a clear plastic box because that printer doesn't offer reasonably priced custom printed boxes. The decks come with a title card you can affix to the boxes, if desired.


To keep down the shipping costs, I send the cards via regular mail. If you want upgraded service, contact me I can let you know what the additional charge will be. If the postal system in your country is questionable, you may want to invest in registered mail which is signed for each time it passes through someone's hands and almost guaranteed that your package will arrive safely.

I have had only 2 packages go missing, and I refunded the purchase price including shipping. Since it's not my fault when a package goes missing I WILL NOT take responsibility anymore, but I also don't want to raise shipping for everyone. The 2 places where the packages went missing were India and Brazil. UPDATE: I just had one go missing in Ukraine.

I only ship Registered Mail to Russia.