Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [together with] a set of twelve elaborately hand-drawn ... Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [together with] a set of twelve elaborately hand-drawn ... Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [together with] a set of twelve elaborately hand-drawn ... Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [together with] a set of twelve elaborately hand-drawn ...

Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [together with] a set of twelve elaborately hand-drawn playing cards in a historical design Ouvrage Illustre de 40 Bois

P. Boiteau d'Ambly

Published by L. Hachette et Cie., Paris, 1854
Condition: Fine
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A magnificent onlay binding and twelve hand-drawn cards in a Renaissance style! 8vo. (6.75" x 4.5", or 17 by 11 cm.) 390 pp. This is an early attempt to bring rigor to the subject of the history of cards. The modern morocco binding features a diamond pattern with a centerpiece diaper made up of blindstamped fleur-de-lys, the whole surrounded by a black border. The binding is in pristine condition. Occasional light soiling of the leaves, never bothersome. The separate cards may well be original designs rendered in the style of, for no exact source is known, and there is no specific model within this book or several other sources checked. Marbled edges to the book. A few of the cards have light foxing. The clamshell box has a short tear at the front joint but is otherwise in fine condition. Onlay Binding, Full Morocco, with Custom Clamshell Box. Bookseller Inventory # 002234

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Title: Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie, [...

Publisher: L. Hachette et Cie., Paris

Publication Date: 1854

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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