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  • Book of Fate, Anonymous

Author Name    Anonymous

Title   Book of Fate

Binding   Wraps. Card. Ribbon tie.

Book Condition   Very Good

Seller ID   005357

A whimsical fortune-telling game and homemade book, with paper cut-outs and painted touches. N.d., circa 1910. 18.5 by 13 cm. Six leaves, each with a hand-drawn flower holding eight petals. When one pulls a petal (a tab), revealed is a fortune. So on each of these pages a question is posed, and then the players pulls one of these petals to discover the answer which applies to her. (This was almost certainly created by a young lady, for the entertainment of her friends.) The questions are: your greatest desire, your characteristics, whom you will marry, when you will marry, what others think of you, and finally your fate. The responses run the gamut, from roseate to tart and unfortunate. Thus as to when you will marry, the answer can be specific -- in two years -- to cynical, such as when sufficiently urged , or when 2 and 2 are five. One can easily imagine the players breaking out into loud hysterics as they proceeded. With a painted flower on the front cover.

Price = 165.00 USD

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