THE HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS, WITH ANECDOTES OF THEIR USE IN CONJURING, FORTUNE-TELLING, AND CARD-SHARPING
London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1865. Fine. Item #000174B
Beautifully bound in full red Morocco crushed leather by Claude Vallin Relieus with five raised bands and gold lettering to spine and top edge. A very fine copy. Color frontis plate and 48 B/W plates illustrating playing cards. A history of playing cards, card playing and card players. First Editon.
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