Catherine Perry Hargrave

The Hargrave bibliography is based largely on the book and playing card collection at the United States Playing Card Company in Cincinnati. The book is exquisite, containing many colored plates. The bibliography, while useful, is quite idiosyncratic. It is widely available in the rare book trade for about $300.

Hargrave, Catherine Perry. A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming. New York: Houghton, Mifflin. 1930. 468pp

Dover published a more affordable reprint in 1966.


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