Selected References

Page of Batons from Anecdotes Tarot holds a paper and watches geese flying


Newsom, J. (2004). The Milk-Eyed Mender [Album]. Drag City.
Newsom, J. (2005). Sprout and the Bean [Single]. Drag City.
Newsom, J. (2006). Ys [Album]. Drag City.
Newsom, J. (2007). Joanna Newsom & The Ys Street Band [EP]. Drag City.
Newsom, J. (2010). Have One On Me [Album]. Drag City.
Newsom, J. (2015). Divers [Album]. Drag City.

All available on Bandcamp.


Huson, P. (2004). Mystical origins of the tarot: From ancient roots to modern usage. Destiny Books.

Matthews, C. (2018). Untold tarot: The lost art of reading ancient tarots. Schiffer.

Orsini, J. (1850). Le grand Etteilla, ou, l’art de tirer les cartes. <>.

Williams, B. (1999). The minchiate tarot. Destiny Books (1999).


Blessing All the Birds on Tumblr,

Joanna Newsom Lyrics,


The following are some decks that I referred to while making the images for Anecdotes Tarot. Most are public domain and viewable in online libraries, which I have linked. I have also included current publication information for those who wish to find a physical copy.

Charles VI Tarot, or Gringonneur Tarot, ca. 15th century, incomplete. Images accessible on Wikimedia Commons <>. Expanded and redrawn by Giordano Berti and Jo Dworkin, published by Lo Scarabeo as Golden Tarot of the Renaissance: Estensi Tarot (2004).

Grand Etteilla, Tarot Egyptien, ca. 1875-1899. Full deck accessible at Gallica <>. Published as Grand Etteilla ou Tarots Egyptiens by B.P. Grimaud (1977).

Grand Jeu de l’Oracle des Dames, ca. 1890-1900. Full deck accessible at Gallica <>. Published as The Book of Thoth: Etteilla Tarot by Lo Scarabeo (2003).

Jacques Viéville Tarot, ca. 1650. Select images available at Tarot History <>. Reproduction published by Éditions Sivilixi <>.

Jeu de la Princesse, ca. 1850-1875. Full deck accessible at Gallica <>. Published by Lo Scarabeo as Tarots Egyptiens (2018).

Leber Rouen Tarocchi, ca. 16th century, incomplete. Images accessible on Trionfi <>.

Mantegna Tarocchi, ca. 1470-1485. Full series accessible at Gallica <>. Repainted by Atanass Antanassov, published by Lo Scarabeo as Mantegna Tarot (2001).

Minchiate, ca. 1712-1716. Full deck accessible at Gallica  <>. Published by Lo Scarabeo as Minchiate Etruria (2018).

Sola Busca Tarot, ca. late 15th century. Full deck accessible on Wikimedia Commons <>. Reproduced by Lo Scarabeo (2019).

Tarot de Marseille, restored by Philippe Camoin and Alejandro Jodorowsky (1997). Images of trumps accessible at <>.

Tarot of Marseille, reproduction published by Piatnik, most recently reprinted in 2018 <>.

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