When and where did it start? China or India? Which member of the Polo family brought the first cards from China to his hometown of Venice? All the ‘technical’ questions are answered in this important and voluminous work. The book contains 24 colour plates, more than 500 black pictures, cartoons, diagrams and tables. There are interesting articles on card games and card theory, card history and card culture, card painters and card manufacturers, card museums and the great players.
Cover designer: Lőrincz Attila Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó Year of publication: 1993 Place of publication: Budapest 1st edition Printed by Akadémiai Kiadó és Nyomda ISBN: 9630565579 Type of binding: full cloth in publisher’s dust jacket Cover: 443 pages Language: hungarian