Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Playing card collection, 1400-1900

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Playing Cards
Bib ID 4079574 View CLIO record
Title Playing card collection, 1400-1900
Physical Description 1 Linear Feet (5 items in bound volumes; 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/36_PL-Q_01.pdf

This collection is located on-site.






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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of John F. Fleming, 1981.

Gift of Frank Sypher, 1984.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Playing cards Entered in AMC 11/26/90.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Games Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Playing cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID