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A History of Playing Cards and Bibliography of Cards and Gaming

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A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming. Compiled and Illustrated from the Old Cards and Books in the Collection of the United States Playing Card Company in Cincinnati. Red cloth hard cover with blind stamping, gilt lettering on spine. Color frontispiece with tissue guard, "Playing cards from wood blocks, made in Provence about 1440. These are the earliest printed playing cards of Europe that have ever been found." Copiously illustrated with black and white images as well as full-color plates. 4to. Some wear to covers, mild toning to page edges, else in good condition.

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