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The History of Playing Cards

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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.