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 political activities of man over the past six centuries. Includes an enormous annotated bibliography of more than 900 items on playing cards and games, and over 1,400 illustrations. Praised by The New York Times
as "the most authoritative and complete treatment of its kind."
Reprint of the Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1930 edition.
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|Author/Editor||Catherine Perry Hargrave|
|Dimensions||6 1/2 x 9 1/4|