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Complete Set of 1804 Instructional Playing Cards on Roman History

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:275.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 400.00 USD
Complete Set of 1804 Instructional Playing Cards on Roman History
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This item SOLD at 2017 Jan 14 @ 13:19UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Jouy, Joseph Etienne. JEU DE CARTES HISTORIQUES. HISTOIRE ROMAINE. Lille & Paris, (1804). Deck of playing cards numbered 1-48 housed with 4-page Avis et Régles in original printed box. Cards depict Roman personages from Romulus to Augustus, with capsule biographies of each. First issue [103 by 68 mm]. Complete, with intact box. Very good or better. A remarkable set of playing cards designed by Joseph Etienne Jouy and published in 1804 as an instructional aid. An incomplete set sold in last year's New York sale for $1300 hammer.