- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (June 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486412369
- ISBN-13: 978-0486412368
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #583,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming Paperback – Deluxe Edition, Unabridged
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Also, many of the b&w images appear to be poor photocopies, either far too light or too dark.
This book is no doubt the authority. It is very well researched. But the way it is organized is rather dull. Each chapter basically lists and briefly discusses all the cards that were found from that particular country. It might have been more interesting if there was more discussion of how the different suites evolved or how the countries influenced each other.
I was surprised that this book is still published.
I think that because this classical book has the many important information with 1462 illustrations which are current in the present generation.
Viewing from nowadays, surely this book is old. The original publication was in 1930, by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.
However, the construction of this book is based on the legitimate research. This is the reason, why the book is valued highly even now.
In this book, the main cards of every country in the world, (from China to America, 15 countries) are studied with the chronological order.
Bibliography is so large. It is useful for all of the aspects of the playing cards' world.
Book of mine was issued in 1966, by Dover Publications, Inc.
The pagination is the same to the edition 2012.
The cover design and the place of color plates are different with each other, (but their 16 color plates are the same with).
---Every old card has a human wisdom.
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Got this as a gift for a friend and she enjoyed it. How it measures up history wise I could not say but go for it.Published on June 2, 2014 by Lee W
I can't give this a more thorough review because I haven't had more time to review it. It appears to be a good book.Published on February 3, 2013 by savvy saver