The Cards Can't Lie: Prophetic, Educational, & Playing Cards

The Cards Can't Lie: Prophetic, Educational, & Playing Cards

20.00

[Hutton, Alice] New York: Hippocrene Books, 1983. Black cloth. 125pp. B&W illustrations throughout. Slight tear in dj, in mylar. Some small spots on cloth.

"A popular survey of the history and development of cards."

The author makes a case connecting cartomancy to worship of Thoth in Ancient Egypt and Hermes/Mercury in Ancient Greece/Rome. Primarily about cards for divination, this work also covers card use in education and political propaganda.The last chapter is a detailed account of fortune telling with a standard deck of playing cards. A delight all around.

First edition 1979.

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