Intricate, absorbing 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. Includes an enormous annotated bibliography of more than 900 items on playing cards and games, and over 1,400 illustrations. Praised by The New York Times as "the most authoritative and complete treatment of its kind."
An indispensable guide and checklist for sports historians and collectors of sports publications. It has attempted to include everything printed concerning sports by both American and foreign authors that was published in the United States or Canada prior to 1860.