Explanatory Notes of A Pack of Cavalier Playing Cards Temp. Charles II.Forming a Complete Political Satire of The Commonwealth.
Edinburgh: E. & G. Goldsmid. 1886.
Rare letterpress pamphlet, 8vo (255 x 165mm, 10 x 6½"), 23 pp., including titlepage and introduction. In original vellum printed wrapper. Extremities chipped and tatty. Covers soiled. Light spotting to all pages.
The significance of all 53 playing cards from a unique facsimile set printed on the 13 sheets that accompanied this guide [missing] is explained. The cards were originally engraved on copper by a Royalist sympathiser during the reign of Charles II. Each card represents a personage or incident during the Civil War.
British Library: 001453612.
[Ref: 12312] £420.00