Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards (Illustrated) by William Andrew Chatto

Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards (Illustrated)

byWilliam Andrew Chatto

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There is an interest, of a certain kind, even in the solution of a riddle, or the explication of a conundrum; and certain learned men, such as Père Daniel, and Court de Gebelin, having assumed that the game of Cards was originally instructive, and that the figures and marks of the suits are emblematic, speaking to the intelligent of matters of great import, their amusingly absurd speculations on the subject—set forth with all the gravity of a "budge doctor" determining ex cathedra—impart to the History of Cards an interest which, intrinsically, it does not possess. But putting aside all that may relate to their covert meaning, cards, considered with respect to what they simply are—the instruments of a popular game, and the productions of art—suggest several questions, the investigation of which is not without interest: Where and when were they invented, and what is the origin of their names?

Title:Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 2, 2015Publisher:SAVALanguage:English

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