Frederic Jessel was a dean of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University and one of the foremost collectors of books about playing cards and gaming.
His bibliography is still considered the standard authority of on the subject.
Jessel, Frederic. A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming. London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1905. 311p.
Patterson Smith reprinted the Jessel bibliography, along with that of Norton Horr as:
Bibliographies of Works on Playing Cards and Gaming. Montclair: Patterson Smith. 1972.
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