A summary in numbers
- 2 volumes in print with over 1000 pages.
- 3200 reproductions of playing cards with 956 in colour
- 12 watercolour plates, 25 collotypes, 116 illustrated envelopes and 340 vignettes
- 1452 TIFF files in the archival quality digital surrogate which weighs in at a hefty 77.6 GB
Les Cartes À Jouer Du Xiv Au Xx Siècle by Henry René Allemagne was published in Paris by Librairie Hachette et cie in 1906. This french text covers the history of the playing card from the fourteenth to the beginning of the twentieth centuries.
This two volume set is in our Saul Shapiro Collection of Anglo-American Judaica in Rare Books and Special Collections and available by consultation during opening hours. The full colour illustrations are worth seeing in person!
To view the digital reproduction you can download each volume from our catalogue.