Collectible Playing Cards
Author: Frederique Crestin-Billet
Publisher/Date: Flammarion (2003)
Format/Condition: New paperback book in Fine condition. 377+ pages. Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Profusely illustrated in color.
Description: There are very few families who don't own at least one deck of cards. The hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds are a familiar sight to all of us. In fact, the use of playing cards has a rich history that dates back to the late 1300s. This volume features cards from all over the world; from the familiar format used for playing poker and bridge, to cards used by fortune tellers, to unique round packs from India. Showcasing over 400 different designs, "Collectible Playing Cards" takes the reader on a fascinating journey through history that spans the globe. Compact guide.