A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming

Intricate, absorbing study based on research and card collections from around the world tells the story of playing cards and their manufacture, plus provides a fascinating overview of heraldry, geography, history, and the social and ...

A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming

Intricate study based on research and card collections from around the world tells the story of playing cards and their manufacture, plus provides a fascinating overview of heraldry, geography, history, and the social and political activities of man over the past six centuries. "The most authoritative and complete treatment of its kind." -- The New York Times.

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The Playing-cards of Spain
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Trevor Denning
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

Some of the very earliest European references to playing-cards are from Spanish sources. This book describes the playing-cards from the earliest fourteenth-century records to the present day. For much of that time, the austere gambler's card has been supplemented by an enormous range of other types whose dominant intention has
Playing Cards of the World
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Kathleen Wowk
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982-01-01 - Publisher:

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Horses of the World Playing Cards
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: INC. U. S. GAMES SYSTEMS, U.S. Games Systems, Incorporated
Categories: Games
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-07-01 - Publisher: U S Games Systems

These decks feature full-color illustrations created exclusively for this special series, with a different picture on each card face.
Playing-cards of the World
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Berry, Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, Guildhall Library (London, England)
Categories: Playing cards
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

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Playing Card Divination for Beginners
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Richard Webster
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-08 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Now anyone can practice a six-hundred-year-old tradition of fortune-telling that survives to this day. Chances are you already own the cards. You will learn the meaning of each card, how to interpret groups of cards, special spreads to answer questions about love and romance, and much more.