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German, Italian, French, English, and American playing cards from the 15th, 16th and 19th centuries.
Bound volume containing 68 playing cards from the 15th and 16th centuries (Italian, German, and French).
In a 19th century playing card box: a) 1 deck of French playing cards, ca. 1850. (52 cards); b) 1 deck of English, Regency playing cards, ca. 1818 (52 cards and an extra card); c) 1 deck of American playing cards, ca. 1850, manufactured in New York by Samuel Hart & Co. (52 cards).
LES CARTES A JOUER ET LA CARTOMANCIE/ par Paul Boiteau. --Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie., 1854.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of John F. Fleming, 1981.
Gift of Frank Sypher, 1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Playing cards: Source of acquisition--Fleming, John F. & Frank Sypher. Method of acquisition--Gift.
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Playing cards Entered in AMC 11/26/90.
September 2021 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH