These Tarot cards descriptions are found
in the French book,
The book was first published in 1896 (see
Decker, Depaulis and Dummett in A Wicked Pack of Cards for details).
I don't know of it ever having been translated into other languages.
I have a 1976 reprint edition issued by
Collection Belisane of Nice. The texts and images below come therefrom.
Note that Falconnier essentially uses earlier
Paul Christian's descriptions but renames some of them and puts L'ATHEE
(Atheist/Fool) after LA COURONNE (Crown/World), and makes the LA NUIT (Night/Moon)
card # 22 instead of # 18. This is a very unusual arrangement, not substantiated
in the book. The "lames" (cards) were drawn by a Maurice (Mce)
Otto Wegener. These images were later used with some minor changes for
the Tarot of "Saint-Germain" and, with more
editing, for The Brotherhood of Light Tarot.
I have presented the texts as graphic files, so it may take some time for
this page to download. The magical letters you see in the top of each Arcana
text were also borrowed by Falconnier from