The History of Playing Cards
- Author/Editor: Rev. Ed. S. Taylor, B.A.
- Publisher: London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly
- Date: 1865
- Size: Small 8vo
- Condition: good
The History of Playing Cards with Anecdotes of their use in Conjuring, Fortune-Telling, and Card-Sharping. Red cloth hard cover with black lettering on the spine. Color lithograph frontispiece titled "Two Caricature Cards from a Pack Formerly Belonging to the Late Count d'Orsay." Color lithograph title page vignette. Illustrated with 48 plates, 529 with 8 leaves adverts at rear. Soiling to covers, general wear to edges. Expert repair to frontis., front hinge starting. Pages generally toned at edges. Good condition overall.