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Researches into the History of Playing Cards: With Illustrations of the Origin of Printing and Engraving on Wood. Limited edition
Limited to 250 copies. Leather cover with gilt motif of Society of Writers to the Signet. VG : in very good condition with marbled edges. Neatly rebacked. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xvi, 373pp. 8 plain and 11 hand coloured plates with engravings and woodcuts in the text. Includes list of subscribers. Contents comprise Section I on 'The Origin of Cards'; Section II- 'The Xylographic and Tyographic Arts as connected with the History of Cards and Section III 'On Some of the Principal Games at Cards'. Includes an appendix of 15 essays.
      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
Last Found On: 2014-02-01           Check availability:      UKBookWorld    

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