The origin of CardsSaid to be invented to divert the melancholy of Charles ye 6th King of France about ye year 1390 [...]
Manuscript on laid and 18th century watermarked paper, 3pp, 205 x 160mm (8 x 6¼"). Glued to album sheet.
Manuscript account of the history of playing cards, the significance of the four suits (diamonds, hearts, spades, clubs), the possible identities of the four kings and queens, and the significance of the jacks.
[Ref: 39671] £180.00