The Devil's Picture-Books

The Devil's Picture-Books : A History of Playing-Cards (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Devil's Picture-Books: A History of Playing-Cards These books are now out of print, and some what difficult to obtain; and I hope, by bringing into a small compass the principal features set forth in them, I shall be able to place before a number of readers interesting facts that would be otherwise unobtainable. Hearty thanks are due to the custodians of the National Museum in Washington, who have aided me in every way in their power, and also to the many kind friends who have sought far and wide for unique and uncommon packs of cards, and helped materially by gathering facts relating to them for me. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 349g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243266308
  • 9780243266302