Item description for Collectible Playing Cards (Collectibles) by Frederique Crestin-Billet...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.36" Width: 5.42" Height: 1.05" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2003
ISBN 2080111345 ISBN13 9782080111340