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A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards

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A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum accompanied by a concise general history of the subject and remarks on cards of divination and of a politico-historical character. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamped decoration. Photogravure frontispiece, "From the 'Carte di Baldini' Described in Vol. I P. 66." Title page printed in red and black with small decorative vignette. With 23 plates at rear including photogravures, diagrams, hand-colored images, and monotone images. Page edges deckled, most gatherings uncut. Pages generally clean with a few spots, some plates have mild foxing. Binding worn with weak hinges, old label sticker at base of spine. Good condition. Jessel 1702.

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