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Playing cards of the world

£15.99

Product description

Publisher's description: "A fascinating and increasingly popular field for the collector is to be found in playing cards. The author describes the 600 year history and the great diversity found in playing cards, reflecting the traditions of many countries and varying greatly in style, size, numbers, shape, artistry, colour and usage. In addition to the principal use for card games, secondary purposes include education, and political or religious propaganda. The chapter on tarot cards is of special interest. . Thematic ideas for a collection are discussed as well as the preservation and presentation of packs. The author additionally gives valuable hints about where to obtain packs, collectors' societies to join and the various printing techniques used for playing cards. There is also an extensive bibliography, and over 290 playing cards are illustrated, including 123 in full colour."

Condition: Shelf ware and slight tear on dust jacket, otherwise the book is in a sturdy condition.

Item details

Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718824083
ISBN-13:
9780718824082
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Lutterworth
Title:
Playing Cards of the World - A Collectors Guide

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Publisher's description: "A fascinating and increasingly popular field for the collector is to be found in playing cards. The author describes the 600 year history and the great diversity found in playing cards, reflecting the traditions of many countries and varying greatly in style, size, numbers, shape, artistry, colour and usage. In addition to the principal use for card games, secondary purposes include education, and political or religious propaganda. The chapter on tarot cards is of special interest. . Thematic ideas for a collection are discussed as well as the preservation and presentation of packs. The author additionally gives valuable hints about where to obtain packs, collectors' societies to join and the various printing techniques used for playing cards. There is also an extensive bibliography, and over 290 playing cards are illustrated, including 123 in full colour."

Condition: Shelf ware and slight tear on dust jacket, otherwise the book is in a sturdy condition.

Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718824083
ISBN-13:
9780718824082
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Lutterworth
Title:
Playing Cards of the World - A Collectors Guide

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