This is an over-sized version of the Original Rider-Waite Tarot Deck. The Rider-Waite Deck is tried and true over the test of time and is always an excellent choice for both veterans and beginners just delving into Tarot. This classic pack includes the 78 card deck with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor (or "lesser") Arcana, originally designed by Pamela Colman Smith. Conceived by Arthur Edward Waite and published in 1910, this set is a "faithful facsimile" of the original deck in that the originals were destroyed during WWII. Each of these cards measures approx. 4in. x 6.75in. The set includes a 24-page colored booklet with explanations based on Waite's Pictorial Key to the Tarot.