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Baraja Literaria

“Baraja Literaria” Spanish pack with cartoons by Serafín, published by Asescoin and manufactured by Naipes Comas, 2002.

“Baraja Literaria” fantasy Spanish style pack with cartoons by Serafín Rojo Caamaño depicting famous Spanish literary figures. Published by Asescoin and manufactured by Naipes Comas, 2002.

“Baraja Literaria” Spanish pack with cartoons by Serafín, published by Asescoin and manufactured by Naipes Comas, 2002

Above: “Baraja Literaria” Spanish pack with cartoons by Serafín, published in limited edition of 1000 copies by Asescoin and manufactured by Naipes Comas, 2002. 40 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 title cards + 5 explanatory cards in box. The reverse shows Polimnia (Polyhymnia), the Muse of sacred poetry, sacred hymn, dance, and eloquence as well as agriculture and pantomime in Greek mythology.

detail from uncut sheet of “Baraja Literaria” with cartoons by Serafín, 2002

Above: detail from uncut sheet of “Baraja Literaria” with cartoons by Serafín, 2002.

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By Simon Wintle

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Curator 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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