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The History of Playing Cards

by Ed. S. Taylor
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The History of Playing Cards by Ed. S. Taylor

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Includes chapters on conjuring, fortune-telling and card-sharping.
  • Preface
  • Part The First. The History Of Cards
    • I. Introduction
    • II. Oriental Origin Of Cards
    • III. Introduction Of Cards Into Southern Europe
    • IV. Date Of Introduction Of Cards
    • V. Introduction Of Cards Into France
    • VI. The Cards Of Charles VI
    • VII. Invention Of The French Cards And Game Of Piquet
    • VIII. Cards In England
    • IX. History Of Tarots, As Told By Themselves
    • X. Modern History Of French And English Cards
    • XI. The Application Of Cards To Science
    • XII. Card Miscellanies
  • Part The Second. Card Playing And Card Players
    • I. The Games Of The XVTH. And XVITH. Centuries
    • II. Card Playing In The XVITH. And XVIITH. Centuries.
    • III. Card Playing In France During The XVIITH. And XVIIITH. Centuries
    • IV. Louis The Grand To Louis The Lockmaker
    • V. Card Playing In France From Louis The Lockmaker To Louis Napoleon
    • VI. Card Playing In England In The XVIITH. Century
    • VII. Card Playing In England During The XVIIITH. Century
    • VIII. Card Notabilia In Our Own Day
  • Part The Third. Fortune-Telling, Conjuring, And Card-Sharping
    • I. Fortune-Telling
    • II. Card-Conjuring And Card-Sharping
1st edition 1865, 529 pages; PDF 248 pages.
word count: 115968 which is equivalent to 463 standard pages of text

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