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Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil

“Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris, based on originals published in 1838.

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“Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris, is a facsimile based on an original set of playing cards published by Montoux in 1838 which was inspired by illustrations by Célestine Nanteuil (1813-1873).

Original sets of 32 cards can be viewed on the Bibliothèque Nationale de France website here and here

playing cards published by Montoux in 1838 inspired by illustrations by Célestine Nanteuil (1813-1873)
“Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris “Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris

Above: “Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris, reproducing an original set of playing cards published by Montoux in 1838 which was inspired by the work of Célestine Nanteuil (1813-1873).

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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