Baccarat by Frank Danby
Baccarat
by Frank Danby

Playing cards have been around for more than a thousand years. The cards themselves and the myriad of card games are deeply embedded in many aspects of culture, including books where you will find a wide selection of literature featuring playing card designs.

Authors, publishers and book designers have been drawn to the Ace of Spades, the Queen of Hearts and all the others because a pack of cards is full of symbolism. There is good and evil, risk, romance and fragility as well as religious, mystical and astrological significance. Cards are all about winning and losing – and that theme is reflected in many thrillers, love stories and other genres.

This royal flush of literature - including Ian Fleming, Agatha Christie and Rex Stout - illustrates how book designers have embraced the humble deck of cards.


A Full House of Books

Thunderball by Ian Fleming
Thunderball
by Ian Fleming
Danger in the Cards by Michael Macdougall
Danger in the Cards
by Michael Macdougalluthor
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Casino Royale
by Ian Fleming
A History of Playing Cards by Catherine Perry Hargrave
A History of Playing Cards
by Catherine Perry Hargrave
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
Cards on the Table
by Agatha Christie
Sharps and Flats by J. Nevil Maskelyne
Sharps and Flats
by J. Nevil Maskelyne
Fun With Games of Rummy by Albert Hodges Morehead
Fun With Games of Rummy
by Albert Hodges Morehead
Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders
Knave of Hearts
by Louise Saunders
Kings of Crime - The Shadow by Maxwell Grant
Kings of Crime - The Shadow
by Maxwell Grant
Stacked Deck by Frank Kane
Stacked Deck
by Frank Kane
The Queen of Hearts by Randolph Caldecott
The Queen of Hearts
by Randolph Caldecott
Tricks With Cards by Professor Hoffmann
Tricks With Cards
by Professor Hoffmann

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