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Item Number:  29899724



Playing Cards


Price: US$ 15.77

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Seller Name: WeSellBooks
Member since 4/2010
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Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Listing Date: 10/24/2012



Item Description


Title: Playing Cards Publisher: Octopus
Author: Tilley, Roger Publication Date: 1973
Binding/Format: Hardcover Edition:
Condition: As New Condition ISBN: 0706400496
Inventory #: 7234    


Anyone who is interested in playing cards will want this wonderful volume! Comes with Brodart protective cover, 97 pages feature 89 illustrations in full color as well as black & white. The history of playing cards is covered;from their origins to the present day (1973). The author follows the changes and developments from the earliest cards in CHINA, India and Persia, to the beginning of the four-suited pack in 14th century Italy. He then shows how Germans used woodcuts to produce intricate designs which were superceded by the simpler designs of the French. you'll learn how suit-signs evolved gradually from a variety of different symbols as well as the usual type of pack, a wide variety of special packs that are commemmorative, instructive and humorous! Covering cards from all over the world, the illustrations were specially photographed for this book, in most cases. The artwork is superior, and is very intricate on these cards. A real treat for the eyes, while you learn how it all started. Hard Cover. As New/As New Book Jacket. Out of Print. 8 x 10".





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