The Library (East Wing) • PROTO-HISTORIOGRAPHY OF PLAYING CARDS ....
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by Huck
2d ago
Ross Sinclair Caldwell The Proto-historiography of Playing Cards: Early Hypotheses and Beliefs About the Origins of Cards and Card Games in Europe https://www.academia.edu/35372269/THE_P ... view-paper .... was mentioned earlier in this forum ... search.php?keywords=Proto-historiography ... was published first ... : Playing Card Volume 38 Number 2 (2009) Statistics: Posted by Huck — Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:28 am ..read more
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The Plush Parlor • Re: Question about 52 cards and 52 weeks
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by Huck
1w ago
In Work It seems, that the confusing composition of ... Content Impressum "A Versailles, de l'impprimerie de J.P. Jacob" [ I - VI ] Avant Propos [ VII - VIII ] Origine des Cartes A single picture at two pages (1) Du Jeu de Cartes du Grenadier Richard [3 - 60] Start of a text block with 240 points (61) Finish of the text block [62-206] Notes, start of a text block with 264 points, the last point is "Hercules" [206-211) 12 works of Hercules. (211) - point 265: Vesta (212) - point 266: Danaus .... Finish of Notes (213) Table (alphabetical register) (223) .... Livres de Fonds qui se trouv ..read more
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The Plush Parlor • Re: Question about 52 cards and 52 weeks
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by Huck
1w ago
The composition text (part 2) HISTOIRE DU JEU DE CARTES DU GRENADIER RICHARD ou EXPLICATION DU JEU DE 52 CARTES 1811 https://books.google.co.uk/books?as_brr ... 11&f=false The original .... Histoire du jeu de cartes du grenadier Richard, ou, Explication du jeu de cinquante-deux cartes, en forme de livre de prières Hadin Chez l'auteur, 1811 - 228 pages https://books.google.de/books?id=CNAXu0 ... &q&f=false ***************** Chatto mentions in this context a Peignot, who has published some recherches about playing cards , probably this man ... https://www.reseau-canope.fr/savoirscd ..read more
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The Plush Parlor • Re: Question about 52 cards and 52 weeks
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by Huck
2w ago
Thanks, that's fine. Page 24 reports about the later life and the death of Louis Bras-de-Fer. So one possibly might suspect, that the reported story happened possibly 1750 or earlier. Louis Bras-de-Fer is (if everything is a true story) the heroic author of the ideas in the article, but not the author of the 24-pages-article. He's dead in 1778 (according the article). I followed Chatto a little bit and found, that the article was reported by Breitkopf in 1784. I checked this ... https://books.google.de/books?id=JV9YAA ... as&f=false ... at page 33. Breitkopf tells not much about Bras-de ..read more
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The Plush Parlor • Re: Question about 52 cards and 52 weeks
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by Ross Caldwell
2w ago
Here is a stand-alone copy. https://books.google.fr/books?id=BYFbAA ... &q&f=false No reason to think it was not printed when it says it was. Statistics: Posted by Ross Caldwell — Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:48 am ..read more
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The Plush Parlor • Re: Question about 52 cards and 52 weeks
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by Huck
2w ago
The 1778 version is (author is Louis Bras-de-Fer) ... Explication morale du jeu de cartes: anecdote curieuse et intéressante, sous le nom de Louis Bras-de-Fer, engagé au service du roi 1778 - 24 pages https://books.google.de/books?id=DSMCAA ... &q&f=false I was fooled by google, which presented the text, as if it would have "24 pages" and was totally written in "1778". The presented book has much more content and only the start of it was written in 1778 (and even that isn't sure) ... the whole is a chaotic composition, which looks, as if somebody has forced various parts together in ..read more
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The Plush Parlor • Question about 52 cards and 52 weeks
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by Huck
2w ago
I got a question about "story of a soldier in a church reading the playing cards as a book of devotion, associating each card with some religious personages or events" .... I remember a legend with a real "first source" (? I remember late 18th century , somehow connected to military with possibly a French scenario, it was a defence against an attack on playing card use). The 52 playing cards were related to a religious connection to the god-creation of 52 weeks in a year. There was a human name related to the story.. I attempted some search, but not successful. I saw it maybe 15 years ago. Any ..read more
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The Researcher's Study • Re: Franco Pratesi, new publications (since 2023)
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by mikeh
3w ago
Here is another couple of findings from Franco's search through inventories of minors' inheritances. Again, comments in brackets are mine, and Franco has corrected some errors. Florence 1472-1474. Worn-out naibi and triumphs in a bag Franco Pratesi 1. Introduction I present here the results of a short study which can be considered an appendix to a much longer investigation in the same collection of the State Archives of Florence (ASFi). The section is that of the Magistracy of Minors before the Principality, which I probed again recently. In particular, I have already reported the news of ..read more
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The Researcher's Study • Re: Franco Pratesi, new publications (since 2023)
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by mikeh
3w ago
Please note that I have given one of Franco's recent essays a thread of its own, at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2733, because I had an idea that I would want to pursue the topic further myself. Having done that, I return to this thread to post more of Franco's recent work in translation, starting with his number 8/06, "Pontormo 1479. Carte da gioco nella casa di un merciaio," posted Feb. 22, 2024 at https://www.naibi.net/A/PONTORMO.pdf. As usual, comments in square brackets are mine, numbers in the left margin by themselves are page numbers of Franco's pdf, a new one at the start of each page, an ..read more
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The Researcher's Study • Re: Early pattern minchiate, Bologna vs. Florence
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by mikeh
3w ago
I have trouble determining which is earlier, the Florentine early pattern or the Bolognese. The clearest differences that can be expected to be inherited from earlier versions are (1) the Aces: Bologna arms on Batons and Swords coming from left, Florence from right; and (2) the Kings: Bologna Cups and Coins bearded, Florence unbearded (Batons and Swords unbearded for both); (3) the 3 of Cups and 4 of Coins: words in middle and no animals; Florence, animals only. On the one hand, the earliest surviving "early pattern" deck, in the form of an uncut sheet estimated to be from the 17th century, i ..read more
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