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Cards and Card Tricks, Containing a Brief History of Playing Cards

Cards and Card Tricks, Containing a Brief History of Playing Cards

Author: H. E. Heather

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473343320

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 274

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This volume contains full instructions for playing a vast array of different card games ranging from Poker to Irish Loo, as well as chapters on card tricks, the history of playing cards, 'cartomancy', and more. "Cards and Card Tricks" will appeal to seasoned player and novice alike, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: "Whist", "Loo", "Irish Loo", "Vingt-Et-Un", "Faro or Pharao", "Tontine", "Lansquenet", "Forty-Five-Maw-Five-Cards", "Twenty-Five", "Blind Hookey-Banker", "Albert Smith", "Poker-Draw", "Newmarket", "Quadrille", "Bostone", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on card tricks.

A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming

A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming

Author: Catherine Perry Hargrave

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412368

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 462

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Intricate study based on research and card collections from around the world tells the story of playing cards and their manufacture, plus provides a fascinating overview of heraldry, geography, history, and the social and political activities of man over the past six centuries. "The most authoritative and complete treatment of its kind." -- The New York Times.