Authoritative References

Playing Card Bibliography

The following works have been consulted in preparing this website:

Agudo Ruiz, Juan de Dios: Los Naipes en España, Diputación Foral de Álava, 2000

Alexander, J. J. G: The Master of Mary of Burgundy: a Book of Hours for Englebert of Nassau, The Bodleian Library, Oxford and George Braziller, Inc., New York, 1970

Arias Divito, Juan Carlos: La Renta de los Naipes en Santa Fe (1779-1810), in LA SOTA no.28, Asescoin, Madrid, March 2003

Arienti, Vito: Il Solleone, dieci anni di azioni promozionali, editoriali, provocatorie di amicizia, di collezionismo nel mondo Europeo della cartagiocofilia 1969-1978, Edizioni del Solleone, Lissone (Milano) 1978.

Autenboer, Dr Eugeen van: The Turnhout Playing Card Industry 1826-1976, Aurelia Books, Brussels 1976

Bermúdez Plata, Cristóbal: Contrato sobre Fabricación de Naipes en Nueva España (1945), reprinted in LA SOTA no.28, Asescoin, Madrid, March 2003

Bethel, Leslie (ed): Argentina Since Independence, Cambridge University Press, 1993

Brearley, Douglas: A History of Waddingtons, in-house publication 1975-76

Cárdenas Martin, Mercedes: Dados y Naipes del Siglo XVI en una Huaca del Valle del Rimac, Peru, Boletín de Lima Vol.XXI, No.116 (1999) pp.42-60.

Chamorro Fernández, María Inés: Léxico del naipe del Siglo de Oro, Ediciones Trea, S.L., Gijón, 2005.

Chatto, William Andrew: Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards, J R Smith, London, 1848 (online here)

Christensen, Thomas: River of Ink: literature, history and art, Counterpoint, Berkeley, Ca, 2014.

Cortez, Ana: The Playing Card Oracles, Two Sisters Press, 2002

Cuello Martinell, María Ángeles: La Renta de los Naipes en Nueva España, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos de Sevilla (1966), reprinted in LA SOTA no.28, Asescoin, Madrid, March 2003

D'Allemagne, Henry René: Cartes à Jouer du XIVe au XXe Siècle, Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1906, excerpts re-published in Antique Playing Cards: a Pictorial Treasury, selected and arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton, Dover Publications, 1996

Dawson, Tom & Judy: The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, U.S. Games Systems Inc., 2000

De Hamel, Christopher: Medieval Craftsmen, Scribes and Illuminators, British Museum Press, London, 1992

De la Rue and Co. Ltd, Thomas: International Playing Card Conference and Exhibition, conference agenda and delegates’ information pack including transcripts of papers, De la Rue & Co., London, 1957

Denning, Trevor: The Playing-Cards of Spain, Cygnus Arts, London, 1996

Denning, Trevor and Schirò, Joseph: Maltese Dragon Cards, in “The Playing Card” Vol.30 no.1, July-Aug 2001, IPCS, England

Depaulis, Thierry: Playing cards and the Origins of Woodcut in International Playing Card Society & Asescoin Conference transcripts, Vitoria-Gasteiz, September 2001

Depaulis, Thierry: L’apparition de la xylographie et l'arrivée des cartes à jouer en Europe, in Nouvelles de L'estampe, No.185-6, Paris, December 2002

Das Stuttgarter Kartenspiel: Introduction by Heribert Meurer, translated by George Brown, Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, 1979

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene: Fate, Fortune & Mysticism in the Peruvian Amazon - the Septrionic Order and the Naipes Cards, Park Street Press, 2011

Douglas, Gordon: Astra Games, in ‘Newsletter’ Vol.20, No.73, English Playing Card Society, February 2002

Dummett, Michael: The Game of Tarot: From Ferrara to Salt Lake City, Duckworth, 1980

Dummett, Sir Michael: How Little We Know: A New Hypothesis for the Origin of the Portuguese Type, in “The Playing Card” Vol.31 no.1, July-Aug 2002, IPCS, England

Evans, Joan (editor): The Flowering of the Middle Ages, Thames and Hudson, London, 1966

Ferg, Alan: See: Wayland, 2006

Field, Albert: Transformation Playing Cards, U.S. Games Systems Inc., Stamford, CT, 1987

Fisher, Margaret Sargent: The Devil's Picture Books, The Yale University Library Gazette, Vol. 20, No. 3 (January 1946), pp. 41-47

Fournier Museum/Fundación NatWest: Naipes Británicos y su Influencia Internacional, Diputación Foral de Alava, 1993

Frazão, Fernanda: No tempo em que jogar às cartas era proibido: Séculos XV e XVI em Portugal, Apenas Livros Lda, Lisboa 2003

Frazão, Fernanda: As Cartas de Jogar Constitucionais: História de um Baralho (with English translation), Apenas Livros Lda, Lisboa 2003

García Martín, Enrique: La Baraja Politica Moderna, privately published, Madrid, 1991 (courtesy of the author)

García Martín, Enrique: Los Naipes en el Cono Sur Americano, in LA SOTA no.17, Asescoin, Madrid, October 1997

García Martín, Enrique: Las Barajas de Símbolos Españoles en América, in LA SOTA no.25, Asescoin, Madrid, September 2001

Gardiner, Mary and Hayter, John: Catalogue of Happy Family Games (Promotional Packs), EPCS/privately published, 1997

Goodall, Michael H: Minor British Playing Card Makers of the Nineteenth Century, (vols 1-4), Woking, 1996-8

Goodall, Michael H: Chas Goodall & Son: The Family and The Firm 1820-1922, Woking, 2000

Goodall, Michael H: Alf Cooke Ltd: Printer and Playing-Card Maker, in “The Playing Card” Vol.31 no.4, Jan-Feb 2003, IPCS, England.

Goodall, Michael H, Sue Gosling and Keith Bonnick (with contributions by John Berry & Ken Lodge): Playing-Cards of the Cuming Museum, in “The Playing Card” Vol.31 no.6, May-June 2003, IPCS, England.

See list of Books on Playing Card History by Mike Goodall

Hargrave, Catherine Perry: A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming, Dover Publications, New York, 1966

Hinrup, Hans J: L.P.Holmblad - Danish Playing Card Maker: The Tarock Packs, in "The Playing Card" Vol.31 no.5, March-April 2003, IPCS, England.

Hoffmann, Detlef: The Playing Card, an illustrated history, Edition Leipzig, 1973

Hoffmann, Detlef and Dietrich, Margot: Die Dondorf’schen Luxus-Spielkarten, Harenberg, Dortmund, 1983

Houseman, Lorna: The House that Thomas Built, the story of De La Rue, Chatto & Windus, London, 1968

Husband, Timothy B: The Cloisters’ Playing Cards and other hand-painted packs of the fifteenth century, Piatnik, Vienna, 1994

Authoritative References

Husband, Timothy B: The World in Play, Luxury Cards 1430-1540, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015

Jenni, Ulrike, Dr.: The Ambras Court Hunting Deck, Piatnik, Vienna, 1995

Jones, Owen: The Grammar of Ornament, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1972

King, Francis: The Encyclopedia of Fortune Telling, Octopus Books, London, 1988

Kleczek, Marian: Cracow Playing-Card Manufacturers in Modern Times, in “The Playing Card” Vol.29 no.1, July-Aug 2000, IPCS, England. (English translation by Peter Endebrock).

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut: Gutenberg and the Master of the Playing Cards, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1966

Lodge, Ken: The Standard English Pattern (second revised and enlarged edition), Bungay, Suffolk, 2010

Lodge, Ken and Bostock, Paul: Wood-block and stencil. English card-makers and their wood-block cards: a classification of their distinguishing features, Norwich, 2014

Longley, Dianne: Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups: a personal deck of playing cards, limited edition and accompanying booklet published by Illumination Press, The Print Studio, Adelaide 1999

Mann, Sylvia: Collecting Playing Cards, Arco Publications, 1966

Mann, Sylvia: All Cards on the Table, Jonas Verlag/Deutsches Spielkarten-Museum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 1990

Marotta, Florencia: Sellados e Impuestos en Naipes Argentinos, Buenos Aires, 2007

Mētra, Jānis: Playing Cards of Latvia, in “The Playing Card” Vol.32 no.1, July-August 2003, IPCS, England.

Mētra, Jānis: Latvijas Kārtis (Latvian Playing Card Book), SIA “Atmata”, Riga, 2006.

Mētra, Jānis: Playing Cards of Estonia, in “The Playing Card” Vol.32 no.4, Jan-Feb 2004, IPCS, England.

Morley, Henry T: Old and Curious Playing Cards, Bracken Books, London, 1989

Murray Cards (International) Limited: Cigarette Card Values, London, 2003

O’Donoghue, Freeman M: Catalogue of the collection of playing cards bequeathed by Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Trustees of the British Museum, London, 1901 [digital version here]

O’Donovan, Diane: Di Gravio, A Rational Disposition: the internalised world of the medieval scholar and the pack of paper tokens, unpublished paper, courtesy of the author, Newcastle (Australia) 2002

O’Donovan, Diane: John of Rheinfelden’s ludus cartorum and the divisions of the world in 1377, unpublished paper, courtesy of the author, Newcastle (Australia) 2001

Pardo, Román F: Los Primeros Naipes Criollos Impresos en Buenos Aires, number 6 of “ALADA” ( ASOCIACIÓN LIBREROS ANTICUARIOS DE LA ARGENTINA) Buenos Aires, 1953, pp 5 to 12

Pérez González, Alberto: Los Naipes de Cádiz, in LA SOTA no.13, Asescoin, Madrid, October 1995

Pérez González, Alberto with Fulgencio Carrión and Enrique García Martin: Simeon Durá, La perfección de un estilo, in LA SOTA no.14, Asescoin, Madrid, March 1996

Pérez González, Alberto: Novedades de Pasado, in LA SOTA no.26, Asescoin, Madrid, March 2002

Plummer, John: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, George Braziller, Inc., New York, [undated] c. 1970

Pratesi, Franco: Cinco Siglos de Naipes en España, in La Sota nº 16, Asescoin, Madrid, March 1997, pp.27-51

Rothe, Edith: Mediaeval Book Illumination in Europe, Thames and Hudson, London, 1968

Ruh, Max and Ruegg, Max: AGM AGMüller: 175 Years of Playing Card Manufacture, in “The Playing Card” Vol.32 no.3, Nov-Dec 2003, IPCS, England

Ruiz, Juan José: Naipes de Colección, in “El Coleccionista” no.24, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1990, pp 14-17

Sans Ferrán, José María: Unos Naipes de Piel, Colomer Munmany, S.A., Vich, 1971

Segeth, Uwe-Volker: Spielkarten Jugendstil und Art Déco, Edition Christian Brandstätter, Wien, 1994

Silvera Antúnez, Marcos: Historia de los Naipes en el Uruguay 1724-2015, Ediciónes el Galeón, Montevideo, 2015

Šťáhlavsky, Zdeněk: A 19th Century Czech Nationalistic Pack, in “The Playing Card” Vol.32 no.6, May-June 2004, IPCS, England

Starling, Rod: The Art and Pleasures of Playing Cards, Xlibris Corporation, 2008, 2010

Suarez Alba, Alberto: A Vitoria, Barajas, Diputación Foral de Alava/Museo "Fournier" de Naipes, 1991

Tena Fuentes, Salvador: Testimoni Històric de Naipes Comas, N.E.G.S.A, 1994

Tesnière, Marie-Hélène and Delcourt, Thierry (ed): Bestiaire du Moyen Âge: les animaux dans les manuscrits, Somogy Éditions d'Art, Paris, 2004

Thomas, Nicholas: Collecting Australian playing cards in “Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit”, Coffs Harbour NSW, issue 28, August/September 2008

Thorpe, John G: The Playing Cards of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, InterCol London, 1991

Thorpe, John G: The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards of the City of London, WCMPC, London, 2001

Tilley, Roger: Playing Cards, Octopus Books, London, 1973

Tilley, Roger: A History of Playing Cards, Studio Vista, London, 1973

Trefl-Kraków Sp. z.o.o: Katalog for 1999 and 2002, Cracow, Poland

Watson, Victor: The Waddingtons Story, Northern Heritage Publications, 2008

Wayland, Harold & Virginia, Ferg, Alan: Playing Cards of the Apaches, a study in cultural adaptation, Screenfold Press, 2006

Willshire, W. H.: A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum, Trustees of the British Museum, 1876

Wintle, Simon: A 'Moorish' Sheet of Playing Cards, in “The Playing Card” Vol.15 no.4, 1987, IPCS, England

Wintle, Simon and Peña, Diego: Argentinian Playing Cards (part 1), in “The Playing Card” Vol.29 no.5, Mar-Apr 2001, IPCS, England

Wintle, Simon: Argentinian Playing Cards (part 2), in “The Playing Card” Vol.30 no.3, Nov-Dec 2001, IPCS, England

Wintle, Simon and Flaiban, Diego: Ernesto Flaiban, Playing-Card manufacturer of Buenos Aires (1936-70), in “The Playing Card” Vol.30 no.6, May-June 2002, IPCS, England

See also the World of Playing Cards Downloads Centre.

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