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[BULLET, Jean-Baptiste (c. 1699-1775)]. Recherches historiques sur les cartes à jouer. Avec des notes critiques et intéressantes. Lyon: J. Deville, 1757. 8° (174 x 105mm). Half-title, woodcut head- and tailpieces. (Occasional very faint browning.) 19th-century calf by Trautz-Bauzonnet, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (joints lightly rubbed). Provenance: purchased from L. Giraud-Badin, 1927.
[BULLET, Jean-Baptiste (c. 1699-1775)]. Recherches historiques sur les cartes à jouer. Avec des notes critiques et intéressantes. Lyon: J. Deville, 1757. 8° (174 x 105mm). Half-title, woodcut head- and tailpieces. (Occasional very faint browning.) 19th-century calf by Trautz-Bauzonnet, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (joints lightly rubbed). Provenance: purchased from L. Giraud-Badin, 1927.

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[BULLET, Jean-Baptiste (c. 1699-1775)]. Recherches historiques sur les cartes à jouer. Avec des notes critiques et intéressantes. Lyon: J. Deville, 1757. 8° (174 x 105mm). Half-title, woodcut head- and tailpieces. (Occasional very faint browning.) 19th-century calf by Trautz-Bauzonnet, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (joints lightly rubbed). Provenance: purchased from L. Giraud-Badin, 1927.

FINE, FRESH COPY OF THE ONLY EDITION OF THIS RARE WORK ON CARD GAMES. Only one copy can be traced as selling at auction in the past 35 years (Romantic Agony, 10 June 2010, lot 42). Conlon 57:573; Cioranescu 14871; Brunet I, 1387: 'rare et fort recherché'.

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