Bibliography of Playing-Card Books

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The list is split into numbered sections (and sometimes topics within sections) in order to impose some structure on such a long list. Within each topic and within each section the works are listed in alphabetical order, by author surname. At the end of each entry is a section number, or numbers, which best describe the area(s) covered by the book—this is the best way I could devise for indicating that a particular work may fit happily in many different sections, although for the works which belong in one section only it is redundant information. The section numbers are as follows:

  1. Catalogues of permanent museum-based and private collections
  2. Exhibition catalogues
  3. Playing-card manufacturers and tax stamps
  4. Playing-card history and speculations on their origins
  5. Playing-cards of various countries
  6. Playing-cards with various themes
    1. Airline
    2. Art
    3. Eroticism
    4. Heraldry
    5. General
    6. Mining
    7. Politics
    8. Railroad
    9. Sport
    10. Tarot
    11. War cards
  7. Transformation cards
  8. Cartomancy
  9. Patterns
  10. Cards that appeared only in book or magazine form

(1) Catalogues of permanent museum-based and private collections

Anon (presumably Felix Alfaro Fournier)
Museo de Naipes. Catalogo.
Heraclio Fournier S.A., Vitoria, 1968
text in Spanish. 32pp illustrated in b/w.
(1)
Anon
Playing Cards & Gambling Memorabilia at Auction. The Leonard Schneir Collection.
Noel Barrett Antiques & Auctions Ltd, Pennsylvania, 1994
text in English. 60pp. fully illustrated in colour.
(1)
Anon
A Supplement to the Catalogue of the Cary Collection of Playing Cards: Preliminary Descriptions.
In "The Yale University Library Gazette", Vol 65, Numbers 1-2, October 1990
ISSN 0044 0175
text; 42 pp. illustrations.
(1)
Berry, John
Playing-cards of the world: Catalogue of the collection of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and cards owned by Guildhall Library, City of London, where the collection has been deposited since the initial donation in 1908 by Henry Druitt Phillips.
Self-published, London, 1995.
text in English. over 500 pp., many b/w illustrations
(1)
Berry, John
The Waddington Playing-Card Collection : Catalogue of the Waddington deposit at Guildhall Library, London, Part 2.
Self-published, London, 2003
text in English. ±220 pp., many b/w illustrations
(1)
Bierdimpfl, K.A.
Die Sammlung der Spielkarten des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums
Munich, 1884
text in German.
(1)
Crasborn, P.L.H. & Vrouwenfelder, John
De Speelkaarten collectie van het Belastingmuseum
Belastingmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1993
ISBN 90 72367 03 0
text in Dutch.
(1)
Dornik-Eger, Hanna
Spielkarten und Kartenspiele.
Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, 1973 (Schriften des Österreichischen Museums für angewandte Kunst, 10)
text in German. 25 p. + 16 b/w pl.
(1)
Dummett, Michael
The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards
George Braziller Inc., New York, 1986
ISBN 0 8076 1140 9
text in English.
(1)
Eguía López de Sabando, José (ed.)
Museo "Fournier" de Naipes de Álava. Catalogo, Tomo III
Diputación Foral de Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1994.
text in Spanish. 320 pp., fully illustrated in colour
(1)
Eguía López de Sabando, José (ed.)
Museo "Fournier" de Naipes de Álava. Catalogo, Tomo IV
Diputación Foral de Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1997
text in Spanish. 436 pp., fully illustrated in colour
(1)
Essenwein, August von
Katalog der im Germanischen Museum befindlichen Kartenspiele und Spielkarten
Nuremberg, 1886.
text in German.
(1)
Fournier, Felix Alfaro
Museo de Naipes
Heraclio Fournier S.A., Vitoria, 1972
text in Spanish. 162pp most items illustrated in b/w.
(1)
Fournier, Felix Alfaro
Museo de Naipes Fournier
Heraclio Fournier S.A., Vitoria, 1981
text in Spanish. 20pp including many b/w illustrations.
(1)
Fournier, Felix Alfaro
Playing Cards. General History From Their Creation to the Present Day. Volume 1 of catalogue of Fournier collection
Fournier, Vitoria, Spain, 1982
ISBN 84 85074 11 4
text in English.
(1)
Fournier, Felix Alfaro
Playing Cards. General History From Their Creation to the Present Day. First supplement of catalogue of Fournier collection
Fournier, Vitoria, Spain, 1988
ISBN 84 85074 00 0
text in English.
(1)
Hamilton, Jean
Playing Cards in the Victoria and Albert Museum
HMSO, London, 1988
ISBN 0 11 290461 0
text in English.
(1)
Hargrave, Catherine Perry
A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930
reprinted by Dover Publications, Inc., 1966
(describes the collection of the USPCC)
text in English.
(1)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Altdeutsche Spielkarten 1500-1650. Catalogue of woodcut cards with german suits at the Deutsches Spielkarten Museum at Leinfelden-Echterdingen and Germanisches National Museum Nuremberg
Nuremberg 1993
ISBN 3 926982 28 4
text in German.
(1)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Spielkarten des Historischen Museums Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main, 1972
text in German.
(1)
Kaschel, Wilfried
Spielkarten in Museen von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Self-published, Neubrandenburg, 1991
text in German. 39pp. illustrated.
(1)
Keller, William B.
A Catalogue of The Cary Collection of Playing Cards in the Yale University Library
Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut, 1981
Volume I - Text
Volume II - Text
Volume III - Plates
Volume IV - Plates
ISBN 0 8457 3121 1
text in English.
(1)
Kroppenstedt, Erika & Detlef Hoffmann
Inventar-Katalog der Spielkarten-Sammlung des Stadtmuseums Linz
E Gundlach, Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1969
text in German. 90pp including 17 b/w plates.
(1)
Leyden, Rudolf von (with contributions by Michael Dummett)
Ganjifa, the playing cards of India. A general survey with a catalogue of the Victoria and Albert Museum collection
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1982
ISBN 0 905 20917 6
text in English. 128pp, well illustrated in b/w & colour.
(5: India)
Leyden, Rudolf von
Indische Spielkarten - Inventarkatalog der indischen Sammlung
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1977
text in German. 156pp well illustrated in colour.
(5: India)
Mann, Sylvia
The William Penn Collection of Playing Cards
Self-published, Peasmarsh, 1966
text in English. 91pp + 2pp illustrations
(1)
O'Donoghue, Freeman M.
Catalogue of the Collection of Playing Cards bequeathed to the Trustees of the British Museum by the late Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Longmans, Green & Co. and others, London, 1901
text in English.
(1)
Phillips, Henry D.
Catalogue of the Collection of Playing cards of various Ages and Countries: formed by Henry D. Phillips (Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing cards, 1896-7)
Printed for private circulation, 1903
text in English.
(1)
Radau, Sigmar and Himmelheber, Georg
Spielkarten. Kataloge des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums Bd. 21
Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich, 1991
ISBN 3 422 06079 0
text in German.
(1)
Radau, Sigmar, & Matthes, Gerd
Deutsche Spielkarten 1650-1900: Katalog der Spielkarten mit deutschen Farben in der Sammlung des Germanischen Nationalmuseums.
Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg, 2001
text in German. 260 pp. many b/w and some colour illustrations
(5: Germany)
Schreiber, Lady Charlotte
Playing Cards of various Ages and Countries: Selected from the Collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Volume I. English, Scottish, Dutch and Flemish.
John Murray, London, 1892
text in English.
(1)
Schreiber, Lady Charlotte
Playing Cards of various Ages and Countries: Selected from the Collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Volume II. French and German.
John Murray, London, 1893
text in English.
(1)
Schreiber, Lady Charlotte
Playing Cards of various Ages and Countries: Selected from the Collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Volume III. Swiss, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, with a supplement of other countries.
John Murray, London, 1895
text in English.
(1)
Seguin, Jean-Pierre
Cartes à Jouer. Catalogue de la donation Paul Marteau
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1966
(including some illustrations).
(1)
Suarez Alba, Alberto
A Vitoria Barajas
Museo Fournier de Naipes, Vitoria, 1992
ISBN 84 7821 091 1
text in Spanish with parallel supplements in English and Basque. This is a history of the Fournier collection.
(1)
Willshire, William Hughes
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum
First published in 1876 with a `Supplementary Portion' dated 1877.
ISBN 0 7141 0747 6 (reprint in one volume)
text in English.
(1)

(2) Exhibition catalogues

Anon
Deutsche Bilder - Deutsche Farben. Spielkarten Ausstellung, Heimatmuseum Prien am Chiemsee.
F X Schmid, Munich, 1985
text in German. 47pp, illustrated.
(2)
Anon
Igral'nye karty v Rossii (Playing Cards in Russia)
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1992.
text in Russian. 44 p. fully illustrated in colour
(2)
Anon
Indian Playing cards.
Hand-out at V&A exhibition at Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London, 1982
text in English. 5pp.
(2)
Anon
Medieval Illuminated Playing Cards
Sotheby's, London, December 1983
text in English. 10pp. including 2 colour plates and 1 double b/w plate.
(2)
Anon
"Pikovaya Dama". Karty v zhizni, zhizn' v kartah: sobranie gosudarstvennogo istoricheskogo muzeya ("The Queen of Spades". Cards in life, life in cards: Collections of the State Historical Museum, Moscow)
Khudozhnik i Kniga, Moscow, 2002
text in Russian. two booklets in colour (one with Pushkin's 'Queen of Spades', another with side-exhibition catalogue) + 72 folding full-colour plates, all in a silk-covered box
(2)
Anon
Spielkarten. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Museum zu Allerheiligen
Schaffhausen, 1988
text in German. 11pp + 23 plates.
(2)
Anon
The State Museum-Preserve Peterhof. Playing cards: the collection of Alexander Perelman. New accessions 2000-02.
Abris Art, St. Petersburg / Peterhof, 2002 (Almanac Treasures of Russia, issue 59)
text in English. 120 pp. fully illustrated in colour
(2)
Anon
The Story of the Playing Card. Hand-out at Summer Exhibition 1985, University of Reading Library.
text in English. 12pp. illustrated.
(2)
Anon
La toma del cielo y de la tierra: Jean Verame, la collección de juegos del mundo y su obra
Diputación foral de Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2003
text in Spanish, Basque and French. 79 pp. fully illustrated in colour
(2)
Autenboer, Eugeen van and Cremers, Filip
Turnhoutse Speelkarten. Catalogue of exhibition held in Turnhout 11th September-9th October 1983
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, 1983
D/1983/3382/3
text in Dutch.
(2) (5: Belgium)
Balan, E.-H., Börner, H., Radau, S., and Schlede, S.
Bube, Dame, König. Band 2: Alte Spielkarten aus Berliner Museums- und Privatsammulungen
BDK, Berlin, 2002 (Studien zur Spielkarten, 8)
text in German. 441 pp. many illustrations
(2)
Barbier, Agnès & Beuchet, Gwenael
Il était une fois B.-P. Grimaud maître cartier: un siècle de fabrication de cartes à jouer
Musée français de la Carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1998
text in French. 32 pp., fully illustrated in colour
(2) (3)
Barbier, Agnes & Depaulis, Thierry
Un donateur - une collection. Cartes à jouer du XVIe au XXe siècle.
Musée municipal, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1986
ISBN 2 905 060 03 4
text in French. 27pp (some illustrations)
(2)
Berti, Giordano & Vitali, Andrea (editors) et al.
Le Carte di Corte. I Tarocchi. Gioco e magia alla corte degli Estensi
Nuova Alfa Editoriale, Bologna,1987
ISBN 88 779 016 4
text in Italian. 234pp illustrated.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Blaas, Peter
"Welli & Co": Spielkarten aus Alt-Tirol (1750-1900)
Talon, Vienna, 1998 (Sonderheft zu Talon N° 7)
text in German. 94 pp.
(2)
Blaas, Peter, & Stadler, Harald, & Krauland, Elfriede
Südspiel-Karten: Historische Spielkarten von 1570-1870 aus Alt-Österreich vom Südrand der Hochalpen: Südliches Alt-Tirol und Kärnten-Görz
Inform-Akademie Osttirol Lienz-Tammerburg, Lienz, 2003 (Nearchos Sonderheft 6/2003, & Talon, Sonderheft zur N° 12)
text in German. 80 pp. many b/w and colour illustrations
(2)
Büchler, Frieder, & Schultz, Klaus-Jürgen
Mit offenen Karten : alte Spielkarten aus dem Augustinermuseum in Freiburg und aus Privatsammlungen.
Privatdruck (self-published), Freiburg/Brisgau, 2004
text in German. 253 pp., 98 cat. nos. all illustrated in colour
(2) (5: Germany)
Cremers, Filip
Belasting is Troef
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, 1992
text in Dutch with summaries of last two chapters in English and French.
(2)
Cremers, Filip
Kaartenmakers in Wallonie / Cartiers en Wallonie
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1994
text in Dutch and French. 160pp. Fully illustrated.
(2) (5: Belgium)
Cremers, Filip
Kinderkaarten
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1990
text in Dutch. 32pp. illustrated.
(2)
Cremers, Filip
Kunst in de Hand. Kaarten als Speelgoed en Kijkstuk
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1983
text in Dutch. 40pp. illustrated.
(2)
Cremers, Filip
Kurieuze Kaarten
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1980
text in Dutch. 33pp. illustrated.
(2)
Cremers, Filip
De passie van een verzamelaar. De collectie Robert van Gool.
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1993
text in Dutch and French. 36pp. illustrated.
(2)
Cremers, Filip
Politiek op de kaarttafel
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1992
text in Dutch. 72pp. illustrated.
(2)
Cremers, Filip
Speelkaarten en 150 Jaar Belgie
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1973
text in Dutch. 31pp. illustrated.
(2)
Cremers, Filip
Strip is Troef
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1981
text in Dutch. 62pp. illustrated.
(2)
Culin, Stewart
Chess and Playing Cards
The Smithsonian Institution, 1896
text in English.
(2)
Depaulis, Thierry
Les Cartes de la Révolution. Cartes à Jouer et Propagande.
Musée français de la Carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1989
ISBN 2 905060 10 7
Catalogue of exhibition of French revolutionary cards, 17 November 1989-12 February 1990
text in French.
(2)
Depaulis, Thierry (Editor)
Tarot, Jeu et Magie.
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1984
ISBN 2 7177 1699 8
text in French.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Dietrich, Gudrun
Spielzeug / Spiel und Spielereien
Schallaburg, 1987
text in German.
(2)
Fiorin, Alberto & Pedrocco, Filippo, et.al.
Fante e Denari: sei secoli di giochi d'azzardo
Arsenale Editrice, Venice, 1989
ISBN 88 7743 045 1
text in Italian.
(2)
Eberhard, Balz
Les Cartiers Fribourgeois. Catalogue
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Fribourg, Fribourg, 1987
text in French and German. 47pp unillustrated.
(2) (5: Switzerland)
Fluch, Hans-Norbert
Österreichisches Tarock im 19. Jhdt, Eroffnungsausstellung der Spielkarten sammlung Piatnik
Ferd. Piatnik & Sohne, Vienna, 1981
text in German. 20pp 4 plates.
(2)
Fournier, Felix Alfaro & Llano Gorostiza, Manuel
75 Aniversario del Museo Fournier
Heraclio Fournier S.A., Vitoria, 1991
text in Spanish. 21pp. illustrated.
(2)
Fundacion NatWest/Museo "Fournier" de Naipes de Alava with Mann, Sylvia
Naipes Britanicos y Su Influencia Internacional (catalogue of exhibition at the Fournier Museum, 1994)
Fundacion Natwest/Museo "Fournier" de Naipes de Alava, 1993
ISBN 84 7821 152 7
text in Spanish.
(2)
Hase, Martin von
Spielkarten aus aller Welt
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1968
text in German. Illustrated in b/w and colour.
(2)
Hedinger, Baerbel
Hamburgische Spielkarten. A catalogue of playing-cards produced in Hamburg.
Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, 1984
text in German. 71pp fully illustrated in b/w & colour.
(2)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Spielkartensammlung Piatnik, eine Auswahl
Ferd. Piatnik & Sohne, Vienna, 1970
text in German. 52pp (22 plates).
(2)
Hoffmann, Detlef & Margot Dietrich
Gemalte Spielkarten (exhibition catalogue)
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1985
text in German. 50pp, illustrated.
(2)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Dietrich, Margot
Karten zum Zaubern. A catalog of cards for conjuring.
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1979
ISBN 3 7765 0279 7
text in German. 212pp, profusely illustrated in b/w & colour.
(2)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Dietrich, Margot
Tarocke mit französischen Farben
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1984
text in German.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Hoffmann, Detlef & Margot Dietrich
Tarot Tarock Tarocchi: Tarocke mit italienischen Farben
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1988
ISBN 3 9801979 1 3
text in German. 228pp illustrated in b/w + 16 colour plates.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Dietrich, Margot
Tarot-Art
Jonas Verlag, Marburg, Germany, 1989
ISBN 3 9801979 2 1
text in German.
(2)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Kroppenstedt, Erika
Die Cotta'schen Spielkarten-Almanache 1805-1811
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1968
text in German.
(2) (7)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Kroppenstedt, Erika
Wahrsagenkarten
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1972
text in German.
(2)
Janoska, Antal
Az Ordog Bibliaja (The Devil's Bible)
Piatnik, Vienna, 1990
ISBN 963 7216 12 X; ISSN 0237 3637
text in Hungarian, summaries in English, German, French. 36pp. illustrated.
(2)
Janoska, Antal
Jatekkartyak Magyarorszagon / Spielkarten in Ungarn
Piatnik, Vienna, 1991
text in Hungarian and German. 32pp including 19 colour plates.
(2)
Jensen, K Frank
Bornenes Spillekort / Kinderspielkarten / Children's Playing Cards
Ouroboros, Roskilde, 1986
ISBN 87 87976 07 2
text in Danish and English. Fully illustrated.
(2)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
Play your cards! The Stuart and Marilyn R. Kaplan Playing Card Collection
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, 1995
text in English. 96 pp., many colour illustrations
(2)
Kaschel, Wilfried
Bunte Blatter, die Viefalt der Spielkarten aus der Sammlung Kaschel
Self-published, Neubrandenburg, 1991
text in German. 12pp, illustrated.
(2)
Kohlmann, Theodor and Radau, Sigmar and Schlede, Stefan
Bube, Dame, Koenig
Museum fur Deutsche Volkskunde, Berlin, 1982
ISBN 3 88609 100 7
text in German.
(2)
Kopp, Peter F. and Eberhard, Balz et al.
Schweizer Spielkarten
Kunst Gewerbe Museum Zurich, 1978
text in German.
(2) (5: Switzerland)
Koreny, Fritz (Editor)
Spielkarten ihre Kunst und Geschichte in Mitteleuropa
Albertina, Vienna, 1974
text in German.
(2)
Leyden, Rudolf von
Ganjifa, the Playing Cards of India
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1982
ISBN 0 905 20917 6
text in English.
(2)
Lhôte, Jean-Marie (et al.)
Un rêve de collectionneur
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1981
ISBN 2 901422 15 2
text in French. 44pp illustrated in colour.
(2)
Lhôte, Jean-Marie & Alain Borvo
Jeux de cartes et cartes à jouer
Mairie de Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne, 1981
text in French. 8pp. illustrated.
(2)
Mann, Sylvia
Alle Karten auf den Tisch/All Cards on the Table
Catalogue of exhibition at Leinfelden 5 October 1990-29 September 1991
Jonas Verlag, Marburg, Germany, 1990
ISBN 3 922561 98 5
Part 1: descriptions
Part 2: illustrations
text in English and German.
(1) (9)
[Mesuret, Robert]
La carte à jouer en Languedoc des origines à 1800
Musée Paul-Dupuy, Toulouse, 1971
text in French. 119 pp., 24 plates
(2)
Milano, Alberto
Carte da gioco Milanesi dal XVo al XXo sec. Storia, Fabbricanti, Curiosita
Il Meneghello, Milan & Il Solleone, Lissone (Mi), 1980
text in Italian. 37pp + 19 plates.
(2) (5: Italy)
Milano, Alberto
Carte Milanesi da gioco nell'Ottocento
Gianluigi Arcari editore, Mantua, 1978
text in Italian. 23pp + 21 plates
(2) (5: Italy)
Milano, Alberto (et al)
Come Giocavamo. Giochi e giocattoli, 1750/1960.
Alinari, Florence, 1984
ISBN 88 7292 021 3
text in Italian. Includes section on playing-cards.
(2)
Modiano
Due secoli di Carte da Gioco a Trieste
Grafad, Trieste, 1989
text in Italian.
(2)
Milano, Alberto et al.
Non ti fidar di me se il cor ti manca. Due secoli di carte da Gioco a Trieste
Grafad, Trieste, 1989
text in Italian. 118pp, well illustrated
(2) (5: Italy)
Nicaise, Christian
Des cartes pour jouer
Bibliothèque municipale de Rouen, 1984
text in French. 160pp + 18 plates.
(2)
Pinder, Eberhard
Spielkarten aus fuenf Jahrhunderten
E. Gundlach, Bielefeld, 1953
text in German.
(2)
Prunner, Gernot
Ostasiatische Spielkarten
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1969
text in German.
(2) (5: China)
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart
Politiek op de Kaarttafel. Catalogue of exhibition held in Turnhout 24th April-23rd August 1992
D/1992/3382/1
text in Dutch.
(2)
Reisinger, Klaus
Spielkarten aus dem Biedermeier
Technisches Museum Wien, Vienna, 2000
text in German. 59 pp. fully illustrated in colour
(2)
Rijnen, A.A.M. et al.
In de kaart gekeken/European Playing cards from the 15th century to the present. Catalogue of exhibition 14th May-5th July 1976
Museum Willet-Holthoysen, 1976
text in Dutch with English summary.
(2)
Seguin, Jean-Pierre
Cinq siècles de cartes à jouer
Bibliothèque Nationale, Le Vieux Papier Fascicule 205, Paris, 1963
text in French. 43pp of entries, few illustrations.
(2)
Seguin, Jean-Pierre
Donation Camoin et Cie. Exposition du Tarot de Marseille.
Musée du Vieux-Marseille, Marseilles, 1974
text in French. Illustrated. Covers other cards as well as tarot.
(2)
Sénépart, Ingrid (editor) with texts by Joseph Billioud, Thierry Depaulis, Dominique Samanni, Jean-Pierre Seguin, Ingrid Sénépart, etc.
Cartes à jouer & tarots de Marseille: la donation Camoin. Collections du musée du Vieux-Marseille
Editions Alors Hors Du Temps/Musées de Marseille, Marseilles, 2004
ISBN 2-95179327-8
text in French. 201 pp., fully illustrated in colour
(2)
Svátek, Frantisek (with 2 pp on card backs by Zdenek Stáhlavski)
Hraci karty v Praze. Karty a kartari v Praze 16-20 stoleti. An exhibition of playing-cards produced by cardmakers from Prague.
Muzeum Hlavniho Mesta, Prahy, 1989
text in Czech, with summary in German.
(2)
Ulbrich, Katharina
Spielzeug-Spielkarten. Ausstellungskatalog im Gastezentrum Bad Hall 1988
Bad Hall, Austria, 1988
text in German. 55pp with photocopy illustrations.
(2)
Van Bost, Frans
Gentse volksprenten 17de-20ste eeuw: verzamelingen Museum voor Volkskunde en Frans Van Bost
Museum voor Volkskunde, Gent, 1996
text in Dutch. 31 pp. some b/w illustrations
(2) (5: Belgium)
Witzmann, Reingard
Tarockanische Spiele. Wiener Spielkarten und ihre Hersteller. 73.Sonderaustellung des Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien, im Otto-Wagner-Pavillon, Karlsplatz.
Museen der Stadt Wien, Vienna, 1981.
text in German. Folded sheet, illustrated, Ditha Moser tarot on reverse.
(2)

(3) Playing-card manufacturers and tax stamps

Altfahrt, Wolfgang
Wiener Kartenmacher des 19. Jahrhunderts. A list of cardmakers in Vienna and dates as taken from address books.
Bube, Dame, Koenig, Berlin, 1990
ISBN 3 9802443 0 X
text in German. Unillustrated
(3) (5: Austria)
Autenboer, Eugeen van
The Turnhout Playing Card Industry (1826-1976)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs etc, Brussels, 1976. Published as Memo from Belgium Nr 174 (later republished in hardback by Aurelia Books)
text in English (also issued in other languages). 152pp. Good illustrations.
(3)
Autenboer, Eugeen van & Cremers, Filip
Turnhout, of speelkaarten voor de wereld
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1990
text in Dutch. 32pp. illustrated.
(3)
Berry, John
Taxation on playing cards in England from 1711 to 1960. (IPCS Papers No. 3)
IPCS, Colchester, 2001
text in English. vi, 87 pp.
(3) (5: England)
Biebouw, Luc, Clays, Alex, Cremers, Filip, D'hondt, Jan, & Smet, Yvette
De Brugse drukkerfamilie / Prestigieuse famille d'imprimeurs de Bruges / The printer's family of Bruges : Daveluy, Brugge's trots en koninkijke troef / prestige de Bruges & atout royal / Brugespride & a royal trump.
asbl Brussels Euro Joker Club vzw, Bruxelles, 2004
text in Dutch with summaries in French and English, 176 pp., many colour ill.
(3)
Booth, R.G.
A Catalogue of the Revenue Stamps of the U.K., Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Eire, Second Edition, Vol. 2(II)
Tim Clutterbuck & Co., Hexham, 1982)
ISBN 0 9505477 3 5
text in English.
(3)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 1, Die Altenburger Kriegs-Spielkarten im 1. Weltkrieg
Braun, Cologne, 1988
text in German with synopses in English and French.
(3) (6: War cards)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 2, Die Spielkarten in der DDR 1945-1988
Braun, Cologne, 1989, 2nd edition 2000.
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 3, Köln und seine Spielkarten-Hersteller
Braun, Cologne, 1990
text in Germany with synopses in English and French.
(3) (5: Germany)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 4, Die Spielkartenfabrik B. Dondorf
Braun, Cologne, 1991
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 8: Die Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken
Franz Braun, Cologne, 1997
text in German. 156 pp.
(3)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 9: Spielkarten aus Nürnberg
Franz Braun, Cologne, 1999
text in German. 134 pp.
(3)
Cuello Martinell, María de los Ángeles
La renta de los naipes en Nueva España
Seville, 1966. Reprinted in La Sota, No. 28, March 2003, pp. iii-iv + 1-67
text in Spanish.
(3)
Brum-Antonioli, Ed.
Josef Maria Melchior Annen (1868-1954)
Self-published, Zollikon, 1992
text in German. 8pp + 4 colour plates & cover
(3)
Dietrich, Margot and Hoffmann, Detlef (Ed.)
Kartenmacherliste aus Altenburg.
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1981
Facsimile of a handwritten list of cardmakers.
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Denning, Trevor
Spanish Playing-Card Tax Stamps and their Dates
Self-published, Birmingham, 1986
text in English. 13pp.
(3) (5: Spain)
Depaulis, Thierry
Cartiers parisiens du XIXe siècle. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée
Cymbalum, Paris, 1998
ISBN 2-95085601-2
text in French. 63 pp.
(3)
Depaulis, Thierry
"Ma=EEtres cartiers strasbourgeois" in Le Vieux Papier, 1989
Offprint Paris, Le Vieux Papier, 1989
text in French, 27 pp.
(3)
Duhamel du Monceau, Henri-Louis
Art du cartier
First published in series "Description des arts et metiers", Paris, 1762
Reprinted in Les Arts du Papier, Slatkine Reprints, Geneva, 1984. (The only accurate description of 18th century card making in Paris.)
text in French. 38pp. 5 plates.
(3)
Eberhard, Balz
Les Cartiers Fribourgeois
Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Fribourg, Fribourg, 1987
text in French. 38pp unillustrated
(3)
Ferro Torrelles, Victor
Los impuestos sobre los naipes
Self-published, Barcelona, n.d. [1996]
text in Spanish. 2 vols.
(3)
Ferro Torrelles, Victor, ed.
Registro de naiperías españolas 1380 2004
ASESCOIN, Alcorcón, [2005]
text in Spanish, 59 pp.
(3)
Ferro Torrelles, Victor
El estanco del naipe del Hospital general de Pamplona
Self-published, Barcelona, 1997
text in Spanish. 27 pp.
(3)
Goodall, Michael H.
British Playing Card Manufacture in the 19th Century
Self-published, Woking, 1993
ISBN 0 9520584 1 3
text in English.
(3)
Goodall, Michael H.
Goodall & Son's Playing Cards: A Guide to Their Court cards, Aces and Jokers
Michael H. Goodall, 1993
ISBN 0 952 0584 0 5
text in English.
(3)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Dietrich, Margot
Die Dondorf'schen Luxus-Spielkarten
Harenberg, Dortmund, 1981
ISBN 3 88379 243 8
text in German.
(3)
Houseman, Lorna
The House That Thomas Built
Chatto & Windus, London, 1968
ISBN 7011 1343 X
text in English.
(3)
Iris Mundus (Salvador Tena Fuentes)
Second Register of Spanish Card-Makers from 1380 to 1993
Self-published, Barcelona, 1993
text in Spanish, Basque, French, English.
(3)
Jánoska, Antal
Card-makers in Hungary 18 - 20th Century
IPCS Papers No. 1, 1992
text in English.
(3) (5: Hungary)
Jánoska, Antal & Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 5, Die Spielkartenfabrik Piatnik in Budapest unt ihre Nachfolger
Braun, Cologne, 1992
text in German.
(3) (5: Hungary)
Jensen, K Frank
Ruder Es. Om spillekortbeskatning i Danmark
Ouroboros, Roskilde, 1986
ISBN 87 87976 08 0
text in Danish with English summary.
(3)
Jensen, K Frank
The World of L. P. Holmblad
Self-published, Roskilde, 1993
text in English. 24pp, illustrated.
(3)
Jerremalm, Ali
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 6, Die Spielkarten in Schweden 1892-1992
Braun, Cologne, 1996
text in German.
(3) (5: Sweden)
Kaiser, John Boynton
British Playing Card Stamp Duties and Their Authorized Stamps with Checklists of Original Dies by Marcus Samuel and The Laws Relating to United States Playing Card Revenue Stamps, Their Purpose, Variety and Use. 1862-1883 and 1894-1960
The American Philatelic Society, 1960
text in English.
(3)
Knüpfer, Ulrich
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 16, Vom Baltikum zum Balkan. Spielkarten aus verschiedenen Ländern Europas
Braun, Cologne, 2004
text in German.
(3) (5: Eastern Europe)
Kohlmann, Theodor
Berliner Spielkarten
Museum fur Deutsche Volkskunde, Berlin, 1984
ISBN 3 924084 01 7
text in German. 132pp fully illustrated in b/w & colour.
(3)
Maignien, Edmond
Recherches sur les Cartiers et les Cartes à Jouer à Grenoble
Imprimerie Joseph Allier, Grenoble, 1887.
text in French.
(3)
Matthes, Gerd
Die Spielkartenstadt/Skatstadt ALTENBURG
E. Reinhold Verlag, 1993
ISBN 3 910166 08 3
text in German.
(3)
Pinchart, Alexandre
Recherches sur les cartes a jouer et sur leur fabrication en Belgique depuis l'annee 1379 jusqu'a la fin du XVIIIe siecle.
Archives Generales du Royaume, Brussels, 1993. (Anastatic facsimile of first edition, Brussels, 1870)
text in French. 53pp. Unillustrated.
(3)
Radau, Sigmar
Die Kartenmacher Familie Backofen in Nürnberg. (Studien zur Spielkarten, 5)
BDK, Berlin, 1997
text in German. 200 pp.
(3)
Ragg, Ernst R. et al.
150 Jahre Piatnik 1824-1974
Ferd. Piatnik & Sohne, Vienna, 1974
text in German. 62pp illustrated.
(3)
Reisinger, Klaus
Der österreichische Spielkarten-Steuerstempel und andere Mitteilungen
Self-published, Vienna, 1990
ISBN 3 9500 0250 2
text in German.
(3) (5: Austria)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Franz Graf Poccis Kartenspiel-Unikum (um 1840) und Hans Ferdinand Massmann
In "Antiquariat", 1990/2, pp.33-40
text in German.
(3)
Ruh, Max & Muller, Johannes
In Schaffhauser Beitrage zur Geschichte, Band 58, pp.200-207
Schaffhausen, 1981
text in German.
(3)
Sahlberg, Irja
Abo Kortfabrik
Abo Stads Historika Museum Arsskrift 19, Abo, 1955
text in Swedish. 13pp. illustrated.
(3)
Schroer-Ilisch, Dieter
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 7: Die Bielfelder Spielkarten-Fabrik
Franz Braun, Cologne, 1998
text in German. 122 pp.
(3)
Tena Fuentes, Salvador
Testimoni Historic de Naipes Comas
Naipes Especialides Graficas, Barcelona, 1994
ISBN 84 604 8736 9
text in Catalan, Spanish, French and English.
(3)
Thorpe, John G.
The Playing Cards of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards
Stanley Gibbons Publications Ltd., London, 1980
ISBN 0 85259 301 5
text in English.
(3)
Thorpe, John G.
The Playing Cards of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. Revised 2nd edition
InterCol, London, 1991
ISBN 0 85259 301 5
text in English.
(3)
Thorpe, John G. & Goodall, Michael H.
Early London cardmakers, marks & apprentices 1560-1760
Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London, 2001
text in English. 76 pp.
(3) (5: England)
Vervoort, Robert
Lijst van Speelkaartenmakers
Self-published, Antwerp, 1990
text (names of countries only) in Dutch.
(3)
Wacha, Georg
Vier Farben Glück. Kartenmaler in Oberösterreich
Rudolf Trauner Verlag, Linz, 1969
text in German. 38pp (illustrated).
Lists cardmakers in Freistadt, Linz, Ried im Innkreis, Steyr, Wels.
(3) (5: Austria) (6: Tarot)
Weberpals, Karl, and Bürger, Werner
Spielkarten und "cartenmacher" in Ansbach. (Studien zur Spielkarten, 7)
BDK, Berlin, 2001
text in German. 130 pp.
(3) (5: Germany)

(4) Playing-card history and speculations on their origins

D'Allemagne, Henry-René
Les cartes à jouer du XIVe au XXe siècle
Hachette, Paris, 1906.
(There is also an anastatic facsimile by Arnaldo Forni, Bologna, 1975.)
text in French.
(4)
Bachman, Kurt
Die Spielkarte
Altenburg, 1932
text in German.
(4)
Beal, George
Discovering Playing Cards & Tarots
Shire Publications Ltd, Tring, 1972
ISBN 0 85263166 9
text in English. 57pp, useful illustrations.
(4)
Beal, George
Playing-Cards and Tarots. Shire Album No.217
Shire Publications Ltd, Princes Risborough, 1988
text in English. 32pp, useful illustrations.
(4)
Beal, George
Playing Cards and Their Story
David & Charles, Newton Abbott, 1975
ISBN 0 7153 6876 1
text in English.
(4)
Benham, W. Gurney
Playing Cards. History of the Pack and Explanations of Its Many Secrets
Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London, 1931 (also reprinted by Spring Books, London, no date)
text in English.
(4)
Benham, W. Gurney
A Short History of Playing Cards
W.B. Harris Ltd., Bristol 1956
text in English.
(4)
Berend, Mihaly (Foszerkeszto) and Janoska, Antal (Tarsszerkeszto)
Kartyalixikon
Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1993
ISBN 963 05 6557 9
text in Hungarian.
(4)
Berkel, Nico Peters van, and Haleber, Bob C. T.
De speelkaart, Zes eeuwen des duivels prentenboek
Uitgeverij Heureka, Weesp, 1982
ISBN 90 6262 471 5
text in Dutch. 144pp. Well illustrated.
(4)
Bernstroem, J.
Spelkort
Stockholm, 1960
text in Swedish.
(4)
Breitkopf, Johann Gottlieb Immanuel
Versuch den Ursprung der Spielkarten, die Einfuhrung des Leinenpapiers und den Anfang der Holzschneidekunst in Europa
Zentralantiquariat der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Leipzig, 1985
(facsimile of first edition Breitkopf, Leipzig, 1784)
text in German. 136pp + 14 loose plates.
(4)
Carter, Thomas Francis
The Invention of Printing in China and its Spread Westward
Columbia University Press, New York, 1925
text in English.
(4)
Castelli, Alfredo
Viaggio curioso nel Mondo delle Carte
Fratelli Fabri Editori, Milan, 1975
text in Italian. 160pp, well illustrated.
(4)
Chatto, William Andrew
Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards
John Russell Smith, London, 1848
text in English.
(4)
Clulow, George
Peculiar Playing Cards.
In "Strand Magazine", Vol V. 1893. Part I Jan pp.77-83; Part II Feb pp.148-155
text in English. 35 figs.
(4)
Cohen, S. A.
The Origin and History of Playing-Cards
New York, 1916
text in English.
(4)
Depaulis, Thierry
Charles, Judith, Hector et les autres....
In "Jeux et Strategie", No.57, April 1989
text in French. 2pp. illustrated.
(4)
Dummett, Michael
The Game of Tarot
Duckworth & Co., London, 1980
ISBN 0 7156 1014 7
text in English, 600 pp, 36 b/w plates.
(4) (6: Tarot)
Dummett, Michael & Kamal Abu-Deeb
Some remarks on Mamluk playing cards
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol.XXXVI, pp.106-28, 1973
text in English.
(4)
François, Andre
Histoire de la Carte à jouer
Imprimerie SERG, Ivry, 1974
text in French. 355pp profusely illustrated
(4)
Geisberg, Max
Alte Spielkarten
Verlag Valentin Koerner, Baden-Baden, 1973
(reprint of three articles from 1905, 1910 and 1918 with introduction by Hellmut Rosenfeld)
ISBN 3 87320 205 0
text in German. 311pp illustrations of all cards from 3 packs.
(4)
Gerlinger, Guy-Pierre
Cartes à Jouer & Philatélie. Répertoire.
Self-published, Paris, 1986
text in French. 16pp. illustrated.
(4)
Goldsmid, Edmund
Explanatory Notes of a Pack of Cavalier Playing Cards Temp. Charles II Forming a Complete Political Satire of the Commonwealth
E. & G. Goldsmid, Edinburgh, 1886.
text in English.
(4)
Grupp, Claus D.
Spielkarten und ihre Geschichte. Historisches um des Teufels Gebetbuch
ASS Verlag, Leinfelden, 1973
ISBN 3 7601 9201 7
text in German. 88pp. Illustrations as in Spielkarten aus aller Welt.
(4)
Handelsman, Norman R.
Serious Reflections
The Plantin Press, 1977
Reprint of an Article by Giles Smith 1754
text in English.
(4)
Hermansen, J. V. V.
Spillekort 1350 - 1950
Branner og Korch, Copenhagen, 1950
text in Danish.
(4)
Hodson, Donald
County Atlases of the British Isles, Vol I
The Tewin Press, Welwyn, 1984
Describes some geographical packs, and gives good accounts of Lenthall and Bowles
text in English. 200pp largely unillustrated.
(4)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Die Welt der Spielkarte/The Playing Card. An Illustrated History.
Edition Leipzig, Leipzig, 1972 (also 1973, English version)
text in German.
(4)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Gemalte Spielkarten. Eine kleine Geschichte der Spielkarte.
Insel Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1985
ISBN 3 458 32612 X
text in German. 158pp, well illustrated.
(4)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Kultur- und Kunstgeschichte der Spielkarte
Jonas, Marburg, 1995
text in German. 270 pp. many b/w and colour illustrations
(4)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Dietrich, Margot
Geschichte auf Spielkarten 1789-1871
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1987
ISBN 3 922608 46 9
text in German.
(4)
Horr, Norton T.
A Bibliography of Card-Games and of the History of Playing-Cards
see Jessel, Frederic - A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming
Janssen, Han
De Geschiedenis van de Speelkaart
Uitgeverij Elmar b.v., Rijswijk, 1985
ISBN 906120 4674
text in Dutch, English summary. 356 pages, profusely illustrated.
(4)
Janssen, Han
Speelkarten
C.A.J. van Dishoeck, Bussum, 1965.
text in Dutch.
(4)
Jessel, Frederic
A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming
Longmans Green & Co, London, 1905

and

Horr, Norton T.
A Bibliography of Card-Games and of the History of Playing-Cards
Cleveland, Ohio, 1892
Republished in one volume
Patterson Smith, Montclair N.J., 1972
text in English. No illustrations.
(4)
Joy, Edward T.
Gaming
HMSO for V&A Museum, London, 1982
ISBN 0 11 290301 0
text in English. 64pp. some illustrations.
(4)
Kolb, Eugene
Old Playing-Cards from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century.
Hungaria Books, Budapest, 1939-40
(translation from original Hungarian)
text in English. 83pp illustrated in gaudy colours.
(4)
Kolb, Jenoe
Regi Jatekkartyak, Magyar es kulfoldi kartyafestes XV. - XIX. szazad
1984 (Reprint, original edition 1939)
ISBN 963 02 2785 1
text in Hungarian.
(4)
Lehmann-Haupt
Gutenberg and the Master of the Playing Cards
Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1966
text in English. 83pp illustrated in b/w.
(4)
Manfredo, Luigi
Le carte da gioco udinese di Giacomo Bolognatto
In "Bolletin delle Civiche Istituzioni Culturali", Terzo serie, numero 1, Udine, 1992
text in Italian. 16pp, well illustrated.
(4)
Mann, Sylvia
Collecting Playing Cards
First published 1966 by MacGibbon & Kee Ltd. with SBN 7030 0023 3
Howard Baker Press, London, 1979
ISBN 0 7030 0145 0
text in English.
(4)
Mann, Silvia and Wayland, Virginia
The Dragons of Portugal
Sandford, Farnham, 1973
On the relation between Portuguese and Japanese cards.
text in English.
(4)
Mann, Sylvia and David Kingsley
Playing Cards Depicting maps of the British Isles and of English and Welsh Counties
The Map Collectors' Circle, London, 1972.
text in English.
(4)
Mayer, L.A.
Mamluk Playing Cards
In "Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archeologie Orientale", Tome XXXVIII, pp.113-118 ff. 1939
text in French. 6 plates.
(4)
Mayer, L.A. (Edited by Ettinghausen, R. & Kurz, O.)
Mamluk Playing Cards
E J Brill, Leiden, 1971
text in English. 10pp + 57 figs + frontispiece & 5 plates in colour.
(4)
Merlin, Romain
Origine des cartes à Jouer: Recherches nouvelles sur les naibis, les tarots et sur les autres especes de cartes
chez l'auteur, Paris, 1869
text in French.
(4)
Meurer, Heribert
Das Stuttgarter Kartenspiel. The Stuttgart Playing Cards.
Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, 1991
ISBN 3 8062 1009 8
Reprint of booklet formerly accompanying facsimile pack
text in German and English. 168pp, all cards fully illustrated.
(4)
Morley, H.T.
Old and Curious Playing Cards
Bracken Books, London, 1989
ISBN 1 85170 330 6
Facsimile of book first published in 1931 by B.T. Batsford with added plates
text in English.
(4)
O'Neill, Robert V.
Tarot symbolism
Fairway Press, Lima, Ohio, 1986
ISBN 0 89536 936 2
text in English. 392pp. unillustrated.
(8) (6: Tarot)
Pilipczuk, Alexander
Ein musikalisches Kartenspiel aus dem letzten Drittel des 18 Jahrhunderts
In Jahrbuch der Hamburger Kunstsammlungen, Band 16, pp.119-146, 1971
text in German. 35 figs.
(4)
Pinder, Eberhard
Charta Lusoria
Basoderm, GmbH, Biberach an der Riss, 1961
text in German.
(4)
Reisig, Otto
Die Kartenruckseiten in ihrer Bedeutung fur die zeitliche Festlegung der Spielkarten
In 'Thuringische Studien, Festschrift fur Feier des 250-jahrigen Bestehens der Thuringischen Landes-bibliothek Altenburg", pp.122-133 and figs 1-29, Altenburg, 1936.
text in German.
(4)
Rintchen
Le jeu de cartes Mongol & A propos du chamanisme Mongol.
In "Studia Orientalia Edidit Societas Orientalis" Fennica XVIII:4, Helsinki, 1955
text in French. 16pp. with figs.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Die Beziehung der europaischer Spielkarten zum Orient und zum ur-Schach
In "Archiv fur Kulturgeschichte", Band 42, Heft 1, Bohlau Verlag, Cologne & Graz, 1960
text in German. 2 figs.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Die Kupferstich-Spielkarten des 15 Jahrhunderts und neu entdeckte Vexier-Karten des 17 Jahrhunderts zwischen Buchillustration und Gebrauchsgraphik
In "Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1988", pp. 257-268
text in German. 8 figs.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Wann und wo wurde die Holzschnitt erfunden?
In "Archiv fur Geschichte des Buchwesens", Band 34, 1990, pp.327-342
text in German.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Zur Datierbarkeit früher Spielkarten in Europa und im nahen Orient
In "Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1975", pp.353-371.
text in German. 14 figs.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Zur Geschichte de Spielkarten Forschungsbericht 1965-1975
In "Borsenblatt fur den Deutschen Buchhandel", Frankfurt, Nr 78, pp.286-297, 1976
text in German. Unillustrated. Bibliography with 95 entries.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Zur vor- und fruhgeschichte und Morphogenese von Kartenspiel und Tarock
In "Archiv fur Kulturgeschichte", Band 42, Heft 1, pp.65-94, Bohlau Verlag, Cologne & Vienna, 1970
text in German. unillustrated.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut and Kohlmann, Erwin
Deutsche Spielkarten aus fuenf Jahrhunderten
Insel, Frankfurt, 1964
text in German.
(4)
Rosenfeld, Helmut & Kohlmann, Erwin
Die schonsten Deutschen Spielkarten
Insel Verlag, Leipzig, n.d.
text in German. 51pp including 36 plates.
(4)
Rumpf, Marianne
Zur Entwicklung der Spielkartenfarben in der Schweiz, in Deutschland und in Frankreich
In "Schweizerischen Archiv fur Volkskunde", 72 Jahrgang, Heft 1-2, pp.1-32, Basel 1976
text in German. 16 figs, plus diagrams.
(4)
Schreiber, Wilhelm-Ludwig
Die ältesten Spielkarten und die auf das Kartenspiel Bezug habenden Urkunden der 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts
J.H.Ed. Heitz, Strasbourg, 1937
text in German. 176 pp., XII b/w plates
Reprint: A.W. van Bekhoven, Naarden, nd (1960s)
(4)
Segeth, Uwe-Volker
Spielkarten. Battenberg Sammler-Kataloge
Battenberg Verlag, Munich, 1986
ISBN 3 87045 218 8
text in German. 182pp, well illustrated.
(4)
Segeth, Uwe-Volker
Spielkarten Jugendstil und Art Deco
Edition Christian Brandstatter, Vienna, 1994
ISBN 3 85447 447 4
text in German.
(4) (6: Art)
Seguin, Jean-Pierre
Le jeu de carte
Hermann, Paris, 1968
text in French. 345pp Well illustrated.
(4)
Singer, Samuel Weller
Researches into the History of Playing Cards, with illustrations of the origin of printing and engraving on wood
London, 1816
text in English.
(4)
Taylor, The Reverend S.
The History of Playing Cards With Anecdotes of Their Use in Conjuring, Fortune-Telling and Card-Sharping
John Camden Hotten, London, 1865
ISBN 0 8048 1026 5
(This is also available as a reprint pocketbook published by Tuttle, Rutland and Tokio, 1973, ISBN 0 8048 1026 5)
text in English.
(4)
Taylor, The Reverend Ed. S.
The History of Playing Cards With Anecdotes of Their Use in Conjuring, Fortune-Telling and Card-Sharping
Reprinted by Charles E Tuttle Company, Rutland Vermont & Tokyo Japan, 1973
ISBN 0 8048 1026 5
text in English.
(4)
Tilley, Roger
Playing Cards
Octopus, London, 1973
ISBN 0 7064 0049 6
text in English.
(First published 1967 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, also published with German text and title "Spielkarten", by Parkland, Stuttgart with date 1967)
(4)
Tilley, Roger
A History of Playing Cards
Studio Vista, London, 1973
ISBN 0 289 70184 8
text in English.
(4)
Torgny, Ove
Tio spel med spader kung. Historia kring spelkort och kortspel
Bilda Förlag, Stockholm, 2003
ISBN 91-574-7484-2
text in Swedish.
(4)
Trumpf, Peter
Die Spielkarte
VASS, Stuttgart-Leinfelden, without date (1957)
text in German.
(4)
Van Rensselaer, Mrs John King
Prophetical Educational and Playing Cards
George W. Jacobs and Co., Philadelphia, 1912
text in English.
(4)
Van Rensselaer, Mrs John King
The Devil's Picture Books, A History of Playing Cards.
T.Fisher Unwin, London, 1892
text in English.
(4)
Verame, Jean
Les Merveilleuses Cartes à Jouer Du XIXe Siècle
Editions Nathan, Paris, France, 1989
ISBN 2 09 290157 5
text in French.
(4)
Verame, Jean
Sublimes cartes à jouer
Editions du Félin, Paris, France, 2007
ISBN-10 28664565997
ISBN-13 978-2-86645-659-7
text in French, English & Italian.
(4)
Wayland, Virginia
Apache Playing Cards from the Wayland Collection
Wayland Playing Card Monograph No.3, self-published, Pasadena, 1972
text in English. 10pp.
(4)
Wayland, Virginia and Wayland, Harold and Ferg, Alan
Playing Cards of the Apaches. A Study in Cultural Adaption
Wayland Playing Card Monograph No.4, Screenfold Press, Tucson AZ, 2006
text in English. 318pp.
(4)
Wayland, Virginia
The Winstanley Geographical Cards
Self published, Pasadena, California, 1967
text in English. 75pp, all cards illustrated.
(4)
Wayland, Virginia & Harold
Francis Barlow's sketches for The Meal Tub Plot playing cards
Self-published, Pasadena, California, 1971
text in English. 41pp illustrated.
(4)
Wayland, Virginia and Harold
Of Carving, Cards and Cookery
Raccoon Press, Arcadia, California, USA, 1962
text in English.
(4)
Weise, Peter
Rund um die Spielkarte
Verlag Tribune, Berlin, 1986
ISBN 3 7303 0016 4
text in German.
(4)
Wowk, Kathleen
Playing Cards of the World
Lutterworth Press, Guildford, Surrey, 1983
ISBN 0 7188 2408 3
text in English.
(4)
Yale University Library
The Art Of The Playing Card, The Cary Collection
Yale University Library, Yale, 1973.
text in English.
(4)
Zsoldos, Beno
A Jatekkartya es Tortenete
Gondolat, Budapest, 1980
ISBN 963 280 885 1, ISSN 0133 0489
text in Hungarian. 128pp, well illustrated.
(4)

(5) Playing-cards of various countries

(see also section 4 above)

AUSTRIA

Blaas, Peter
Kartenspielen in Alt-Tirol. Uber Kartenspiele, Spielkarten und Kartenmacher / Card Games, Playing Cards and Card Makers in the old Tyrol
In "Tirol" No.41 Winter 1992/3
text in German and English (shortened). 20pp. 19 illustrations.
(5: Austria)
Reisinger, Klaus
Der österreichische Spielkarten-Steuerstempel und andere Mitteilungen
Self-published, Vienna, 1990
ISBN 3 9500 0250 2
text in German.
(3) (5: Austria)
Wacha, Georg
Vier Farben Glück. Kartenmaler in Oberosterreich
Rudolf Trauner Verlag, Linz, 1969
lists cardmakers in Freistadt, Linz, Ried im Innkreis, Steyr, Wels.
text in German. 38pp (illustrated).
(3) (5: Austria)

BELGIUM

Autenboer, Eugeen van and Cremers, Filip
Turnhoutse Speelkarten. Catalogue of exhibition held in Turnhout 11th September-9th October 1983
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, 1983
D/1983/3382/3
text in Dutch.
(2) (5: Belgium)
Cremers, Filip
Kaartenmakers in Wallonie / Cartiers en Wallonie
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1994
text in Dutch and French. 160pp. Fully illustrated.
(2) (5: Belgium)
Tilman, E. & Autenboer, E. van
Turnhout
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1983
text in Dutch and English. 88pp, mostly illustrations.
(5: Belgium)
Tummers, Louis
L'Imagerie du Diable. 600 Ans en Belgique.
Aurelia, Brussels, n.d.
text in French. 16pp. illustrated.
(5: Belgium)
Van Bost, Frans
Gentse volksprenten 17de-20ste eeuw: verzamelingen Museum voor Volkskunde en Frans Van Bost
Museum voor Volkskunde, Gent, 1996
text in Dutch. 31 pp. some b/w illustrations
(2) (5: Belgium)

CANADA

Dawson, Tom & Judy
The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards
U.S Games Systems, Inc., Stamford CT USA, 2000
ISBN 1-57281-297-4 (hard covers)
ISBN 1-57281-299-0 (soft covers)
A comprehensive description of standard American and Canadian cards and makers, with each pack illustrated.
text in English, 324 pages, lavishly illustrated in b & w, 24 pp. colour illustrations.
(3) (4) (5: USA) (5: Canada)

CHINA

Prunner, Gernot
Ostasiatische Spielkarten
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1969
text in German.
(2) (5: China)

DENMARK

K. Frank Jensen
A Collector's Guide to Playing Cards in Denmark
Ouroboros, Denmark, 1993
ISBN 87 87976 145 5
text in English.
(5: Denmark).
Jensen, K Frank
Playing Cards in Denmark - an illustrated guide
Ouroboros, Roskilde, 1984 (with supplements 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
text in English.
(5: Denmark)
Larsen, Bent & Erik Eifeldt
Catalogue of Danish Jokers
Self-published, Denmark, 1991
text in English.
(5: Denmark)

EASTERN EUROPE

Knüpfer, Ulrich
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 16, Vom Baltikum zum Balkan. Spielkarten aus verschiedenen Ländern Europas
Braun, Cologne, 2004
text in German.
(3) (5: Eastern Europe)

ENGLAND

Berry, John
Taxation on playing cards in England from 1711 to 1960. (IPCS Papers No. 3)
IPCS, Colchester, 2001
text in English. vi, 87 pp.
(3) (5: England)
Fletcher, W.M.
"On Some Old Playing-Cards Found in Trinity College" in Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, No. XLVII (number 3 of the 11th volume, 5th volume of the new series), pages 454-464, given on Monday 19 February 1906.
Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1907
text in English.
(5: England)
Fletcher, W.M.
"More Old Playing Cards Found in Cambridge" in Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, No. LXVI (the 18th volume or 12th volume of the new series), pages 14-25, given on 23 April 1913.
Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 1915
text in English.
(5: England)
Mann, Sylvia
Collecting English Playing-Cards
Stanley Gibbons Publications Ltd., 1978
ISBN 0 85259 046 6
text in English.
(5: England)
Mann, Sylvia
Collecting English Playing Cards
InterCol, London, 1984
ISBN 0 946908 00 1
Republished version of 1978 original with new introduction
text in English.
(5: England)
Thorpe, John G. & Goodall, Michael H.
Early London cardmakers, marks & apprentices 1560-1760
Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, London, 2001
text in English. 76 pp.
(3) (5: England)

FRANCE

Borvo, Alain
Anatomie d'un jeu de cartes: L'Aluette ou le Jeu de Vache
Librarie Nantaise Yves Vachon, Nantes, 1977
text in French. 82pp (including 23 figs.)
(5: France) (9)
Depaulis, Thierry
Les cartes à jouer au portrait de Paris avant 1701
Le Vieux Papier, Paris & Musée français de la Carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1991
text in French. 56 pp., 4 colour plates
(5: France) (9)
Depaulis, Thierry
"Cartes à Jouer Parisiennes du XVIe Siècle (suite)"
in Nouvelles de l'Estampe No. 123, July 1992, pp. 32-37.
text in French.
(5: France)
Depaulis, Thierry
Les Guymier, cartiers parisiens du XVIe siècle.
In "Nouvelles de l'Estampe", No.114, Dec. 1990
text in French. 20pp. 15 illustrations.
(5: France)
Jusselin, Maurice
Imagiers et cartiers à Chartres
Librairie d'Argences, Paris, 1957
text in French. 281 pp., XXX plates
(5: France)
Nicolaï, Alexandre
Histoire de la carte à jouer en Guienne, avec étude-préface sur les maîtres cartiers de Guienne
Ferret, Bordeaux-Lille, 1911
text in French. lxvii, 128 pp.
(5: France)

GERMANY

Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 1, Die Altenburger Kriegs-Spielkarten im 1. Weltkrieg
Braun, Cologne, 1988
text in Germany with synopses in English and French.
(3) (6: War cards)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 2, Die Spielkarten in der DDR 1945-1988
Braun, Cologne, 1989, 2nd edition 2000.
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 3, Köln und seine Spielkarten-Hersteller
Braun, Cologne, 1990
text in Germany with synopses in English and French.
(3) (5: Germany)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 4, Die Spielkartenfabrik B. Dondorf
Braun, Cologne, 1991
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 8, Die Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken
Braun, Cologne, 1997
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 9, Die Spielkarten aus Nürnberg
Braun, Cologne, 1999
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Büchler, Frieder, & Schultz, Klaus-Jürgen
Mit offenen Karten : alte Spielkarten aus dem Augustinermuseum in Freiburg und aus Privatsammlungen.
Privatdruck (self-published), Freiburg/Brisgau, 2004
text in German. 253 pp., 98 cat. nos. all illustrated in colour
(2) (5: Germany)
Dietrich, Margot and Hoffmann, Detlef (Ed.)
Kartenmacherliste aus Altenburg
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1981
Facsimile of a handwritten list of cardmakers.
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Kaschel, Wilfried
Mecklenburger Geschichte auf Spielkarten
Self-published, Neubrandenburg, 1994
text in German. 34pp, including 47 b/w figures.
(5: Germany)
Kohlmann, Theodor
Berliner Spielkarten
Museum f. Deutsche Volkskunde, Berlin, 1984
ISBN 3 924084 01 7
A catalogue of cards produced in Berlin.
text in German.
(5: Germany)
Radau, Sigmar, and Matthes, Gerd
Deutsche Spielkarten 1650-1900: Katalog der Spielkarten mit deutschen Farben in der Sammlung des Germanischen Nationalmuseums
Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg, 2001
text in German. 260 pp. many illustrations, some in colour
(1) (5: Germany)
Reisig, Otto
Deutsche Spielkarten
Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1935
text in German.
(5: Germany)
Rosenfeld, Hellmut
Münchner Spielkarten um 1500
E. Gundlach, Bielefeld, 1958.
text in German.
(5: Germany)
Schroer-Ilisch, Dieter
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 7, Die Bielefelder Spielkarten-Fabrik
Braun, Cologne, 1998
text in German.
(3) (5: Germany)
Suma, Wolfgang
500 Jahre Leipziger Spielkarten. IPCS Papers No. 2, 1994
A catalogue of Leipzig cardmakers.
text in German.
(5: Germany)
Weberpals, Karl, and Bürger, Werner
Spielkarten und "cartenmacher" in Ansbach. (Studien zur Spielkarten, n° 7)
BDK, Berlin, 2001
text in German. 130 pp.
(3) (5: Germany)

HUNGARY

Jánoska, Antal & Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 5, Die Spielkartenfabrik Piatnik in Budapest unt ihre Nachfolger
Braun, Cologne, 1992
text in German.
(3) (5: Hungary)

ICELAND

Magnusson, Gudbrandur
Saga Spilana
Private publication in Siglufirdri, Iceland, 1978
text in Icelandic, concise summary in English.
(5: Iceland)

INDIA

Leyden, Rudolf von
Die Welt der Indischen Spielkarten
Museum fur Volkerkunde, Vienna, 1981
ISBN 3 7003 0298 3
text in German. 160pp well illustrated in b/w.
(5: India)
Leyden, Rudolf von
Indische Spielkarten
1977
(1) (5: India)
Leyden, Rudolf von (with contributions by Michael Dummett)
Ganjifa, the playing cards of India. A general survey with a catalogue of the Victoria and Albert Museum collection
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1982
ISBN 0 905 20917 6
text in English. 128pp, well illustrated in b/w & colour.
(1) (5: India)

ITALY

Nadin Bassani, Lucia
Le carte da gioco a Venezia: l'arte dei cartoleri (1400-1700)
Centro Internazionale della Grafica, Venice, 1989
text in Italian. 91 pp.
(5: Italy)
Milano, Alberto
Carte da gioco Milanesi dal XVo al XXo sec. Storia, Fabbricanti, Curiosita
Il Meneghello, Milan & Il Solleone, Lissone (Mi), 1980
text in Italian. 37pp + 19 plates.
(2) (5: Italy)
Milano, Alberto
Carte Milanesi da gioco nell'Ottocento
Gianluigi Arcari editore, Mantua, 1978
text in Italian. 23pp + 21 plates
(2) (5: Italy)
Milano, Alberto et al.
Non ti fidar di me se il cor ti manca. Due secoli di carte da Gioco a Trieste
Grafad, Trieste, 1989
text in Italian. 118pp, well illustrated
(2) (5: Italy)

JAPAN

Berndt, Juergen
Hyakunin isshu. Hundert Gedichte von hundert Dichtern.
Ruetten & Loening, Berlin, 1986
text in German. 219pp. All 200 cards of rare pack illustrated.
(5: Japan)
Hamaguchi, Hiruoki & Kichirobei Yamaguchi
Nihon Karuta (Japanese cards)
Hoikusha, (Little Colour Books), Japan
text in Japanese. 152pp well illustrated.
(5: Japan)
Yamaguchi, Kichirobe
Unsun Karuta
Osaka, 1961
text in Japanese. 261pp, illustrated in b/w & colour.
(5: Japan)
Various authors
Karuta
Heibonsha Ltd, Tokyo, c.1985
text in Japanese, beautifully illustrated.
(5: Japan)

NETHERLANDS

Berkel, Nico van, et al.
Van NSF tot SN. Overzicht van de produktie 1909/1969
Self-published, Den Haag, 1st edition 1986, 2nd edition 1988
text in Dutch; English translation issued in 1988.
(5: Netherlands)
Hogenes, Willem
Dutch Jokers
Amsterdam, 1985
text in English. 44pp fully illustrated.
(5: Netherlands)
Hogenes, Willem & Jelle Sietsma
Speelkaarten van Nederlandse Gelegenheidsspeelkaartenmakers
Self-published, 1988
text in Dutch. (Pages not numbered) Fully illustrated in b/w.
(5: Netherlands)

NORWAY

Nordheim, Terje
Norske kortleikar 1752-1990
Det Norske Samlegat, Oslo, Norway, 1991
ISBN 82 521 3108 5
text in Norwegian with brief summary in English.
(5: Norway)

PORTUGAL

da Silva, José Henriques, & Egas Moniz, António Caetano de Abreu Freire
Tratado do jogo do boston, com a História das cartas de jogar
em prefácio
Editorial Ática, Lisbon, 1942
text in Portuguese. 324 pp. some colour illustrations
(5: Portugal)
Frazão, Fernanda
No tempo em que jogar às cartas era proibido: séculos XV e XVI em Portugal
Apenas Livros Lda, Lisbon, 2003
(Bisca Lambida, 1)
text in Portuguese. 23 p.
(5: Portugal)
Frazão, Fernanda
As cartas de jogar constitucionais: historia de um baralho
Apenas Livros Lda, Lisbon, 2003
(Bisca Lambida, 2)
text in Portuguese. 27 p.
(5: Portugal)
García Martín, Enrique
"Naipes portugueses"
in La Sota, No. 8, Feb. 1993, pp. 3-50.
text in Spanish.
(5: Portugal)
Mann, Sylvia and Wayland, Virginia
The Dragons of Portugal
Sandford, for the Playing Card Society, Farnham, 1973
text in English.
(5: Portugal)

RUSSIA

Knüpfer, Ulrich
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten", Band 14: Spielkarten aus und für Russland
Franz Braun, Cologne, 2003
text in German. 170 pp., 7 colour plates
(5: Russia)

SPAIN

Denning, Trevor
Spanish Playing Cards
IPCS, 1980
ISBN 0 9506941 0 X
text in English.
(5: Spain)
Denning, Trevor
Catalogue 2 of Trevor Denning's Collection of Spanish Playing-Cards
Denning, Birmingham, England, 1993 (enlarged and revised edition of the first edition, 1986)
ISBN 0 9505521 2 7
text in English.
(5: Spain)
Denning, Trevor
The playing-cards of Spain: a guide for historians and collectors
Cygnus Arts, London, 1996
ISBN 1-900541-10-6
text in English. xii, [4], 184 pp., 84 b/w illustrations
(5: Spain)
Garcia Martin, Enrique (Ed.) et al.
Naipes Espanoles Modernos de la Guerra Civil a nuestros Dias. Supplemento: La Baraja Sudamericana en la Actualidad
Asescoin, Madrid, 1989
text in Spanish. 340pp (mostly illustrations).
(5: Spain)
Llano Gorostiza, Manuel
Naipes españoles
Induban, Vitoria, 1975
text in Spanish. 183 pp., many b/w and colour illustrations
(5: Spain)
Pérez González, Alberto
Los naipes de Cádiz: una aproximación a la historia y evolución de los naipes y naiperos de Cádiz desde 1739
a 1940
La Sota, No. 13, 1995
text in Spanish.
(5: Spain)

SWEDEN

Bernstrom, John
Spelkort
Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, 1959
text in Swedish. 90pp illustrated
(5: Sweden)
Jerremalm, Ali
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten", Band 6: Die Spielkarten in Schweden 1892-1992, (I)
Franz Braun, Cologne, 1996
text in German. 88 pp.
(5: Sweden)
Jerremalm, Ali & Lundstrom, Inga & Wisehn, Ian
Trumf påa hand
Uddevalla, Sweden, 1993
ISBN 91 7192 891 X
text in Swedish
(5: Sweden)

SWITZERLAND

Eberhard, Balz
Les Cartiers Fribourgeois. Catalogue
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Fribourg, Fribourg, 1987
text in French and German. 47pp unillustrated.
(2) (5: Switzerland)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Schweizer Spielkarten 1. Die Anfänge im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert
Museum zu Allerheiligen und Cartophilia Helvetica, Schaffhausen, 1998.
ISBN 3-907066-27-8
text in German. 147 pages, illustrated in colour & b/w.
(5: Switzerland)
Kopp, Peter F. et al
Alte Schweizer Spielkarten
Separatdruck aus Zeitschrift fur Schweizerische Archaologie und Kunstgeschichte, Band 30, Heft 3/4, pp.129-204. 1973
text in German.
(5: Switzerland)
Kopp, Peter F.
Kartenspiele und Spielkarten in der Schweiz.
Issue 12/1986 of magazine Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra/Switzerland
In Spiele/Jeux/Giochi/Games
text in German, French and English.
(5: Switzerland)
Kopp, Peter F. and Eberhard, Balz et al.
Schweizer Spielkarten
Kunst Gewerbe Museum Zurich, 1978
text in German.
(2) (5: Switzerland)

USA

Dawson, Tom & Judy
The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards
U.S Games Systems, Inc., Stamford CT USA, 2000
ISBN 1-57281-297-4 (hard covers)
ISBN 1-57281-299-0 (soft covers)
A comprehensive description of standard American and Canadian cards and makers, with each pack illustrated.
text in English, 324 pages, lavishly illustrated in b & w, 24 pp. colour illustrations.
(3) (4) (5: USA) (5: Canada)
Hochman, Gene
Encylopaedia of American Playing Cards Part I
Hochman, New Jersey, USA, 1976
text in English.
(5: USA)
Hochman, Gene
Encylopaedia of American Playing Cards Part II
Hochman, New Jersey, USA, 1977
text in English.
(5: USA)
Hochman, Gene
Encylopaedia of American Playing Cards Part III
Hochman, New Jersey, USA, 1979
text in English.
(5: USA)
Hochman, Gene
Encylopaedia of American Playing Cards Part IV
Hochman, New Jersey, USA, 1980
text in English.
(5: USA)
Hochman, Gene
Encylopaedia of American Playing Cards Part V
Hochman, New Jersey, USA, 1980
text in English.
(5: USA)
Hochman, Gene
Encylopaedia of American Playing Cards Part VI
Hochman, New Jersey, USA, 1982
text in English.
(5: USA)

(6) Playing-cards with various themes

AIRLINE

Davis, Trev & Fred Chan
Airline Playing Cards. An illustrated reference guide. 2nd edition
Australian Playing Card Collectors Society, 1987
ISSN 0818-4666
text in English. 201pp fully illustrated in b/w.
(6: Airline)
Davis, Trev & Fred Chan
Airline Playing Cards. An illustrated reference guide. Supplement to 2nd edition
Australian Playing Card Collectors Society, 1988
ISSN 0818-4666
text in English. 12pp fully illustrated in b/w.
(6: Airline)

ART

Cremers, Filip
Kunst in de hand: kaarten als speelgoed en kijkstuk
Nat. Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1983
text in Dutch.
(6: Art)
Graak, Karl
Kuenstler-Spielkarten des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunst zum Spielen
Dumont taschenbucher, Cologne, 1985
ISBN 3 7701 1704 2
Description of (modern) cards designed by artists.
text in German. 177pp, many illustrations.
(6: Art)
Hoffmann, Detlef
Gemalte Spielkarten
Insel, Frankfurt, 1985
ISBN 3 458 32612 X
A description of hand-painted playing-cards.
text in German.
(6: Art)
Hoffmann, Detlef, and Kroppenstedt, Erika
Französische Spielkarten des 20. Jahrhunderts
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1966
(6: Art)
Segeth, Uwe-Volker
Spielkarten Jugendstil und Art Deco
Edition Christian Brandstatter, Vienna, 1994
ISBN 3 85447 447 4
text in German.
(4) (6: Art)

EROTICISM

Denning, Trevor
Translucent Playing-Cards
Birmingham, 1976
text in English.
(6: Erotic)
Hoffmann, Detlef, et Dietrich, Margot
Pikante Blätter
Harenberg, Dortmund, 1982
(Die bibliophilen Taschenbücher, 323)
text in German. 123 pp., over 100 ill.
(6: Eroticism)
Jensen, K. Frank
Eroticism on playing cards. 1940-1990
Ouroboros, Roskilde (DK), 1990
text in English. 225 pp. xeroxed
(6: Eroticism)

HERALDRY

Palasi, Philippe
Jeux de cartes et de l'oie héraldiques aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles: une pédagogie ludique en France sous l'Ancien régime
Picard, Paris, 2000
ISBN 2-7084-0583-7
text in French. 298 pp. many illustrations, some in colour
(6: Heraldry)

GENERAL

Berry, John
The Lore of Playing-Cards
Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Volume 60, 1988
text in English. 9pp. unillustrated.
(6)

MINING

Pienn, Hans
Spielkarten mit Bergmannsdarstellungen
Montan-Verlag, Wien, 1973
A description of cards with motifs from mining.
text in German.
(6: Mining)

POLITICS

Cremers, Filip
Politiek op de kaarttafel
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1992
text in Dutch. 72pp. illustrated.
(2) (6: Politics)
Depaulis, Thierry
Les Cartes de la Révolution. Cartes à Jouer et Propagande.
Musée français de la Carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1989
ISBN 2 905060 10 7
Catalogue of exhibition of French revolutionary cards, 17 November 1989-12 February 1990
text in French.
(2) (6: Politics)
Kunzle, David
The Early Comic Strip
U of California Press, Berkeley, 1973
ISBN 0-520-01865-6
text in English
(note: this book has twenty pages on the British black and whites, the artist, Barlow, and at least 250 reproductions of cards.)
(6: Politics)
Martin, Enrique Garcia
La Baraja Politica Moderna
Martin, Madrid, 1991
text in Spanish.
(6: Politics)
Whiting, J.R.S.
A Handful of History
Alan Sutton, Dursley, Gloucestershire, 1978
ISBN 0 904387 21 6
text in English.
(4) (6: Politics)

RAILROAD

Bollhagen, Phil
The New Pictorial Guide to Railroad Playing Cards
Self-published, 1987
text in English. 83pp fully illustrated in b/w.
(6: Railroad)

SPORT

Cremers, Filip
Goal! Sport en kaarten
Nat. Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1985
text in Dutch.
(6: Sport)

TAROT

Berti, Giordano & Vitali, Andrea (editors) et al.
Le Carte di Corte. I Tarocchi. Gioco e magia alla corte degli Estensi
Nuova Alfa Editoriale, Bologna,1987
ISBN 88 779 016 4
text in Italian. 234pp illustrated.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Depaulis, Thierry (Editor)
Tarot, Jeu et Magie.
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1984
ISBN 2 7177 1699 8
text in French.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Dummett, Michael
Il Mondo e l'angelo. I Tarocchi e la loro Storia
Bibliopolis, Naples, 1993
ISBN 88 7088 272 1
text in Italian. 489pp, few illustrations.
(6: Tarot)
Dummett, Michael
The Game of Tarot
Duckworth & Co., London, 1980
ISBN 0 7156 1014 7
text in English, 600 pp, 36 b/w plates.
(4) (6: Tarot)
Dummett, Michael and McLeod, John
A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack
The Game of Triumphs, Volume One
The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004
ISBN 0-7734-6447-6 (v. 1)
text in English, 401 pages, 13 colour plates
(6: Tarot)
Dummett, Michael and McLeod, John
A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack
The Game of Triumphs, Volume Two
The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004
ISBN 0-7734-6449-2 (v. 2)
text in English, 509 pages, 12 colour plates
(6: Tarot)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Dietrich, Margot
Tarocke mit französischen Farben
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1984
text in German.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Hoffmann, Detlef & Margot Dietrich
Tarot Tarock Tarocchi: Tarocke mit italienischen Farben
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1988
ISBN 3 9801979 1 3
text in German. 228pp illustrated in b/w + 16 colour plates.
(2) (6: Tarot)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume I
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., New York 10016, U.S.A., 1978
(Sixth printing 1988)
ISBN 0 913866 11 3
(8) (6: Tarot)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume II
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., New York 10016, U.S.A., 1986
ISBN 0 913866 36 9
(8) (6: Tarot)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902, U.S.A., 1990
ISBN 0 88079 122 5
(8) (6: Tarot)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
Tarot Classic
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1972
ISBN 0 448 01223 5
text in English. 240pp, some illustrations.
(8) (6: Tarot)
Moakley, Gertrude
The Tarot Cards Painted by Bonifacio Bembo for the Visconti-Sforza Family. An Iconographic and Historical Study by Gertrude Moakley.
The New York Public Library, 1966
Library of Congress CCN 65-18551
text in English.
(6: Tarot)
O'Neill, Robert V.
Tarot symbolism
Fairway Press, Lima, Ohio, 1986
ISBN 0 89536 936 2
text in English. 392pp. unillustrated.
(8) (6: Tarot)
Radau, Sigmar
Tiertarock
MGM Munzgalerie Munchen, 1989
ISBN 3 926195 00 2
text in German.
(6: Tarot)
Reisinger, Klaus
Tarocke: Kulturgeschichte auf Kartenbildern
Self-published, Vienna, 1996 + 1999
text in German. 5 vols. (1996) + vol. 6 (1999).
(6: Tarot)
Haas, Walter (ed.), Depaulis, Thierry, & McLeod, John
Das Tarockspiel in der Schweiz / Tarocke des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts im Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen. (Schweizer Spielkarten 2)
Sturzenegger Stiftung Schaffhausen / Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, 2004.
catalogue by Max Ruh
text in German, French and English. English and French summaries.
222 pp. profusely illustrated in colour
(6: Tarot)

WAR

Braun, Franz
Schriftenreihe "Spielkarten"; Band 1, Die Altenburger Kriegs-Spielkarten im 1. Weltkrieg
Braun, Cologne, 1988
text in Germany with synopses in English and French.
(3) (6: War cards)
Cary, Melbert B.
War Cards. A Prolusion by Melbert B. Cary
The Press of the Woolly Whale, New York, 1937
text in English.
(6: War cards)

(7) Transformation cards

Hoffmann, Detlef and Kroppenstedt, Erika
Die Cotta'schen Spielkarten-Almanache 1805-1811
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1968
text in German.
(2) (7)
Field, Albert
Transformation Playing Cards
U.S. Games Systems Inc., Stamford, USA, 1987
ISBN 0 88079 033 4
text in English.
(7)

(8) Cartomancy

Autenboer, Eugeen van
Waarzeggerij en Speelkaarten
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, 1973
text in Dutch. 14pp. illustrated.
(8)
Bellenghi, Alessandro
Il libro della Cartomanzia
Arnaldo Mondadori Editore, Milan, 1985
text in Italian. 158pp illustrated.
(8)
Bellenghi, Alessandro
Cartomancy
Ebury Press, London, 1988
ISBN 0 85223 720 0 (Hardback), 085223 710 3 (Paperback)
text in English (translated from Italian).
(8)
Bernouilli, Rudolf
Zur symbolik geometrischer Figuren und Zahlen
In Eranos-Jahrbuch 1934 pp.369-415.
Rhein-Verlag, Zurich, 1934
text in German.
(8)
Boiteau d'Ambly, P.
Les Cartes à Jouer et la Cartomancie
Hachette, Paris, 1854
text in French.
(8)
Cavendish, Richard
The Tarot
Michael Joseph, London, 1975
ISBN 07181 1412 4
text in English. 191pp well illustrated in b/w & colour.
(8)
Decker, Ronald & Depaulis, Thierry & Dummett, Michael
A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot
Gerald Duckworth, London, 1996
ISBN 0-7156-2713-9
text in English. 308 pp. 16 pp. of black & white illustrations.
(8) (4)
Decker, Ron, & Dummett, Michael
A History of the Occult Tarot 1870-1970
Duckworth, London, 2002
ISBN 0-7156-3122-5
text in English. xii, 379 pp. 12 b/w plates
(8)
Dessuart (le Mage)
La cartomancie: devins et destins
Nathan, Paris, 1987
text in French. 142 pp., profusely illustrated
(8)
Douglas, Alfred
The Tarot
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1972
text in English. 249pp. drawings from Sheridan Tarot.
(8)
Erlanz de Guler, Maritxu
Tarot: Ciencia o Revelacion?
Diputacion Foral de Alava, Vitoria, 1989
text in Spanish. 15pp. illustrated in colour.
(8)
Giles, Cynthia
The Tarot, History, Mystery and Lore
Paragon House, USA, 1992
text in English.
Recommended by Frank Jensen as an example of contemporary intelligent tarot literature.
(8)
Graf, Eckhard
Mythos Tarot: Historische Fakten
Param, Ahlerstedt, 1989
text in German, 192 pp
Recommended by Frank Jensen as an example of contemporary intelligent tarot literature.
(8)
Hoffmann, Detlef and Kroppenstedt, Erika
Wahrsagenkarten
Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Bielefeld, 1972
text in German.
(2) (8)
Hutton, Alice
The Cards Can't Lie. Prophetic, Educational & Playing-Cards.
Jupiter Books, London, 1979
ISBN 0 904041 97 2
text in English. 127pp b/w illustrations.
(8)
Institut für Spielforschung und Spielpädagogik (Salzburg)
Wahrsagespiele, Los- und Orakelbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten
Institut für Spielforschung und Spielpädagogik, Salzburg, 1997
(Homo Ludens, Sondernummer)
text in German. 121 pp. some colour illustrations
(8)
Jensen, K Frank
The Prophetic Cards
Ouroboros, Roskilde, 1985
ISBN 87 87976 05 6
text in Danish and English. Fully illustrated.
(8)
Jensen, K Frank
The Prophetic Cards, Volume II
Ouroboros, Roskilde, 1990
ISBN 87 87976 11 0
No text, captions in English. Fully illustrated.
(8)
Jensen, K Frank
Tarot. Kortspil - Magi - Symbolik. (Exhibition hand-out)
Ouroboros, Roskilde, 1987
ISBN 87 87976 10 2
text in Danish. 24pp illustrated.
(8)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume I
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., New York 10016, U.S.A., 1978
(Sixth printing 1988)
ISBN 0 913866 11 3
(8) (6: Tarot)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume II
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., New York 10016, U.S.A., 1986
ISBN 0 913866 36 9
(8) (6: Tarot)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902, U.S.A., 1990
ISBN 0 88079 122 5
(8) (6: Tarot)
Kaplan, Stuart R.
Tarot Classic
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1972
ISBN 0 448 01223 5
text in English. 240pp, some illustrations.
(8) (6: Tarot)
Lhôte, Jean-Marie
Court de Gebelin. Le Tarot (reproducing part of Le Monde Primitif).
Berg International, Paris, 1983
ISBN 2 900269 30 X
text in French. 195pp, some illustrations.
(8)
McCormack, Kathleen
Tarot
Fontana Books, London, 1973
text in English. 127pp. diagrams.
(8)
Nagy, Arkanumok
Tarot
Kassak Kiado, Budapest
ISBN 963 7765 36 0
text in Hungarian. 87pp with 23 colour illustrations.
(8)
O'Neill, Robert V.
Tarot symbolism
Fairway Press, Lima, Ohio, 1986
ISBN 0 89536 936 2
text in English. 392pp. unillustrated.
(4) (8)
Pollack, Rachel
The New Tarot
The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, 1989
ISBN 0 85030 653 1
text in English. 176pp well illustrated.
(8)
Shephard, John
The Tarot Trumps. Cosmos in Miniature.
The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, 1985
ISBN 0 85030 450 4
text in English. 134pp illustrated.
(8)
Wowk, Kathleen
Tarot Cards
Stanley Gibbons Publications Ltd., London, 1978
ISBN 0 85259 066 0
text in English.
(8)

(9) Patterns

Borvo, Alain
Anatomie d'un jeu de cartes: L'Aluette ou le Jeu de Vache
Librarie Nantaise Yves Vachon, Nantes, 1977
text in French. 82pp (including 23 figs.)
(5: France) (9)
Depaulis, Thierry
Les cartes à jouer au portrait de Paris avant 1701
Le Vieux Papier, Paris & Musée français de la Carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1991
text in French. 56 pp., 4 colour plates
(5: France) (9)
Haas, Walter
Das "Belgisch-Genuesische" Spielkartenbild
Self-published, Fribourg, 1997
text in German. 48 pp.
(9)
Hausler, Manfred
Das Bayerische Bild
Bube, Dame, Koenig, Berlin, 1993
ISBN 3 9802443 1 8
text in German.
(9)
Kohlmann, Theodor & Radau, Sigmar
Das Preussische Bild. Studien zur Spielkarte (1)
Museum fur Deutsche Volkskunde, Berlin, 1978
text in German, introduction also in English. 40pp fully illustrated in b/w.
(9)
Lodge, Ken
The Standard English Pattern etc. 1st edition
Lodge, Norwich. Part 1 1983, Part II 1987
text in English
(9)
Lodge, Ken
The Standard English Pattern: A survey of the different designs made in England & elsewhere
Lodge, Norwich, England, 1991
ISBN 0 9517165 0 6
2nd edition (2010, Bungay, Suffolk, England)
last edition with corrections and additions (2016)
text in English.
(9)
Lodge, Ken
Wood-block and stencil: a survey of English card-makers and their wood-block cards: a classification of their distinctive features with a particular focus on the period 1790-1830.
Lodge, Bungay, Suffolk, England, 2014
ISBN 978-0-9517165-2-6
text in English, 121 pages.
(9)
Mann, Sylvia
Alle Karten auf den Tisch/All Cards on the Table
Catalogue of exhibition at Leinfelden 5 October 1990-29 September 1991
Jonas Verlag, Marburg, Germany, 1990
ISBN 3 922561 98 5
Part 1: descriptions
Part 2: illustrations
text in English and German.
(1) (9)
Reisinger, Klaus
Von Lyon nach Wien: die Entstehung des Wiener Bildes
Self-published, Vienna, 2000
text in German. 280 pp. many illustrations, mostly in colour
(9)
Seguin, Jean-Pierre
Les cartes à jouer au portrait de Paris de 1701 a 1778
Le Vieux Papier, Paris, 1989
24pp including 10 figs, + 4 double-page plates excellent plates, faulty history.
text in French.
(9)

(10) Cards that appeared only in book or magazine form

Mitelli, Gioseppe Maria
Giuoco di Carte (complete 62 card tarot deck)
Italy, c1700
text in Italian
reproduced by Huber und Herpel
Offenbach am Main, 1970
(10)
Barry, Lynda
Naked Ladies (complete deck and complete large version to be colored)
The Real Comet Press, Seattle, 1984
ISBN 0-941104-13-3
Captions only - in English
(10)
Grafton, Samuel
The Personality Game, a new deck of cards
in Lithopinion 12, vol 3 #4, New York, 1968
text in English
(10)