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Old and Curious Playing Cards: Their History and Types from Many Countries and Periods

By Morley, H. T

Secaucus, NJ: The Wellfleet Press / Booksales, Inc. / Brackon Books, 1989. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 235 pages with Index. Contents include references, subscribers, history, Tarocchi & Atouts, Asiatic cards, European cards, English cards, musical cards, names in various countries, suit signs, taxes on cards, early manufacture, games, Indian diety, stories of gamblers, etc. 16 color plates that first appeared in "Devils Picture Books" by Van Renesselaer in 1892. 24 color illustrations plus black & white drawings throughout. Nice clean copy with light spotting & dent to top page edges..