Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards by Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer : (full image Illustrated)

Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards by Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer : (full image Illustrated)

Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer / Feb 19, 2020

Prophetical Educational and Playing Cards by Mrs John King Van Rensselaer full image Illustrated FOREWORDIf an apology is needed for writing again on the subject of playing cards the excuse may be offered that new lights have been turned on the subject so that there is fresh information to lay

  • Title: Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards by Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer : (full image Illustrated)
  • Author: Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer
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  • FOREWORDIf an apology is needed for writing again on the subject of playing cards, the excuse may be offered that new lights have been turned on the subject, so that there is fresh information to lay before the public, derived from a close and exhaustive study of the European libraries and museums, as well as of the pictures on the Playing Cards themselves or prints foundFOREWORDIf an apology is needed for writing again on the subject of playing cards, the excuse may be offered that new lights have been turned on the subject, so that there is fresh information to lay before the public, derived from a close and exhaustive study of the European libraries and museums, as well as of the pictures on the Playing Cards themselves or prints found in those repositories, and also in the collection owned by the writer for these speak their histories to those who regard their symbols with appreciative knowledge, since they had an immense significance when originally adopted.It is twenty years since The Devil s Picture Book was published and it is now out of print The writer has been frequently called upon to furnish papers on the subject, so that it has been kept fresh in mind At the time that the first book was issued it was the only one that had been printed in the United States devoted entirely to the history of cards not necessarily connected with games Since then little has been published on the subject, and the information given in the present volume has been largely derived from the writer s own observations and studies.A collection of Playing Cards, begun at that time with a solitary pack brought as a curiosity by a traveler from Algiers, that bore the ancient pips of Swords, Staves, Money and Cups, has now grown to hundreds of specimens culled from many different countries Comparing these with each other, and studying all obtainable histories on the subject, leads to the conclusion that the writers of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were correct when they stated that no historical record existed before the middle of the fourteenth century of games played with cards But each and all of the writers on Playing Cards agree that there were cards and that they seem to have been used for fortune telling before 1350, and also that there was a baffling resemblance between the traditions of the cards and what was recorded of the Egyptian mysteries connected with the worship of Thoth Hermes.It therefore followed that the history and traditions peculiar to the ceremonies connected with that personage should be studied in order to trace Playing Cards to their birthplace and find for them an origin, without weakly stopping at the fourteenth century, and declaring that cards came out of space, as many authors have doneNTENTSProphetical and Other CardsThe Book of Thoth, Hermes, and NeboMercuriusThothNebo or NabuThe Atouts of the TarotsPips of the Tarot PackSome Old Italian TarotsHearts and Diamonds Spades and ClubsCourt Cards with French PipsPoint Cards with French Pips According to Hoyle Engraved CardsPlaying Cards for Educational and other PurposesEuropean Playing CardsAsiatic Playing CardsChess and Other GamesFortune Telling Through the CardsReading the Book of ThothILLUSTRATIONSAtouts of an Early Italian Pack of Tarots, 1 to 6Atouts of an Early Italian Pack of Tarots, 7 to 12Atouts of an Early Italian Pack of Tarots, 13 to 18Atouts of an Early Italian Pack of Tarots, 19 to 22, with Two Court CardsEarly Italian Tarots, Court CardsEarly Italian Tarots, Pip Cards of the Cup SuitEarly Italian Tarots, Pip and Court Cards of the Cup SuitEarly Italian Tarots, Pip Cards of the Rod SuitEarly Italian Tarots, Pip and Court Cards of the Rod SuitEarly Italian Tarots, Pip Cards of the Sword SuitEarly Italian Tarots, Pip and Court Cards of the Sword SuitEarly Italian Tarots, Pip Cards of the Money SuitEarly Italian Tarots, Pip and Court Cards of the Money SuitSwedish, Korean and Japanes

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      • Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer

        Mrs John King Van Rensselaer, 1848 1925.Mrs Van Rensselaer was born Maria Denning King and known as May The daughter of Archibald Gracie King, both her husband s family and hers traced their American lineage back two centuries She disdained the flashy ostentation of the nouveau riche and was the author of what The Pittsburgh Press in 1915 called that disturbing genealogical study, New Yorkers of the Nineteenth Century, which caused a panic in the ranks of the Four Hundred She wrote in her The Social Ladder Society once connoted, first of all, family its primary meaning at present is fortune Years ago, it stood for breeding now it represents, instead, self advertisement.


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