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The Oxford guide to card games

Author: David Parlett
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990. ©1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historical guide to all card games played in Europe and America, looking at their origins, development, popularity, social implications, design, interrelations, rituals and etiquette. It explodes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parlett, David Sidney.
Oxford guide to card games.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)891672411
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Parlett
ISBN: 0192141651 9780192141651 019282905X 9780192829054
OCLC Number: 20852782
Description: 361 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Players please; what's in a game?; a joke of cards; a good deal of history; Hoyle on troubled waters; happy families; betting and banking; vying and bragging; bluffing and poking; matching and cribbing; gone fishin'; the realm of rum; the patient pursuit; simple tricksters; five fingers make a hand; from Hombre to solo; from Whist to Bridge; Tarot games; primitive pointers; Ace 11, Ten 10; marriage lines; lonely hearts; flights of fancy.
Responsibility: David Parlett.
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