Researches Into the History of Playing Cards: With Illustrations of the Origin of Printing and Engraving On Wood

 
9781293787724: Researches Into the History of Playing Cards: With Illustrations of the Origin of Printing and Engraving On Wood
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In this highly illustrated 1816 work, Samuel Weller Singer argues that the increasing sophistication sought by buyers of playing cards led to increasing improvements in the art of wood engraving, and that the study of these rarely surviving artefacts can give insights into the achievements of the greatest Renaissance carvers.

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