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A History Of Playing Cards And A Bibliography Of Cards And Gaming

Author : Catherine Perry Hargrave
ISBN : 9780486412368
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 54.67 MB
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Intricate study based on research and card collections from around the world tells the story of playing cards and their manufacture, plus provides a fascinating overview of heraldry, geography, history, and the social and political activities of man over the past six centuries. "The most authoritative and complete treatment of its kind." -- The New York Times.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Facts And Speculations On The Origin And History Of Playing Cards

Author : William A. Chatto
ISBN : UVA:X000454498
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This 1848 volume is devoted to the history of playing cards and the opinions of moralists and theologians with respect to the lawfulness of the game.

The Devil S Picture Books A History Of Playing Cards

Author : Mrs John King van Rensselaer
ISBN : 9353922240
Genre : History
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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.
Category: History

Playing Cards History Of The Pack And Explanations Of Its Many Secrets

Author : W. Gurney Benham
ISBN : 1447422759
Genre : Games
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A history of playing cards from the early origins in mediaeval France to the wide range of decks available now. guide Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Games

Fortune Telling With Playing Cards

Author : Jonathan Dee
ISBN : 9781612834177
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Previously published as Simply Fortune Telling with Playing Cards. There is a certain romance attached to playing cards: from the riverboat gamblers on the Mississippi to genteel parlor games and the current popular surge in poker tournaments. How many of us while away our bored moments with a game of solitaire? This user-friendly guide will show you how to turn an ordinary deck of cards into a fun and simple tool for telling the future. Learn the past, present, and future with a regular deck of playing cards—no trivia, no special talents, no psychic ability. If you can read this, you can learn fortune telling with a regular deck of cards. The author explains the meaning of each of the 52 cards in the deck, plus the Joker, presents several layouts for general readings, and answers specific questions.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Power Of Playing Cards

Author : Saffi Crawford
ISBN : 0743277449
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Few people know that today's deck of playing cards is actually based on an ancient mystical card system akin to the Tarot. In The Power of Playing Cards you can discover the playing card that is linked to your birthday and learn the secrets that each card holds about personality traits, love relationships, destiny, and luck. Remarkably accurate, this system is a synthesis of playing cards, astrology, and numerology. This easy-to-use system allows you to gain insight into your past, present, and future and introduces you to an intricate web of relationship links that is second to none. These special links can explain why you fall in love, who your ideal partner is, and who can best provide what you need. By finding out who will support you and who will challenge you, you can increase your potential for successful relationships. Equally helpful, you can deepen your understanding of what motivates your family members, friends, and business partners. Besides enhancing your relationships, this unique system offers fascinating insight into your future by interpreting cards for each year that is to come. You'll also: Identify your special qualities by knowing your signature card Become aware of relationship card links that can improve your love life and increase your understanding of others Discover which celebrities share your card Find out your good years for money, career, and new opportunities Whether you are using the cards for serious inquiry or simply for fun, this simple and enthralling guide is for all who seek to know more about themselves, their loved ones, and their futures.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit