Facts and Speculations on the Origin and history of Playing Cards.

London: John Russell Smith, 1848. First. hardcover. 33 inserted plates, 8 in full color, 17 text illustrations. Rubricated title. Thick 8vo, original purple cloth (spine darkened), gilt spine title, yellow coated endpapers, pp. [viii], 343pp, (some pages unopened). London: John Russell Smith, 1848. First Edition. Very Good (+). very good(+).

Contents include: Gypsies, fortune-telling, tarots, plus a bibliographical references and index.

Price: $400.00

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