Playing Cards - W. Gurney Benham

Playing Cards
  • Subtitle: History Of The Pack And Explanations Of Its Many Secrets
  • Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd. (1931)
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 195
  • Category: History / History
  • Marco's Rating: Not Rated Yet
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
Rare and interesting book on (allegoric) meaning of playing cards. Every court card has its meaning, the description of the character it represents, variations, etc. The book also contain a good deal of anedocts about cards and their use (mostly for gambling). Searching on the Internet, copies of this volume now sell for $500+. This copy had the left hand side of the spine repaired and starts to show signs of foxing on the endpapers.

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