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

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Most likely invented in the Far East, playing cards arrived in Europe at roughly the same time as paper money and gunpowder, and by the early eleventh century were in widespread use in France. This classic history, never superseded, not only tells the story of playing cards and their manufacture, but also provides the reader with a fascinating overview of heraldry, geography, history, and social and political activities over the past six centuries.
In addition to making extensive use of the magnificent collection of the United States Playing Card Company in Cincinnati, this volume focuses on playing cards of China, Japan, India, Europe, Russia, and America. Also included is an enormous annotated bibliography of more than 900 items on playing cards and games, and probably the largest range of card illustrations, all royalty-free, ever assembled in one place: 1,462 photographs, of which 16 are in color on the covers.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Catherine Perry Hargrave
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    512
    Publisher:
    Dover Publications (June 13, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780486412368
    ISBN-10:
    0486412369
    Weight:
    23.2oz
    Dimensions:
    6.5" x 9.25"
    Case Pack:
    14
    File:
    Dover-Dover_10012017_complete_onix21-20171002.xml
    Folder:
    Dover
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    $22.95
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