Playing Cards in Photographs Book Offer

Playing Cards in Photographs

Special offer: $30 plus shipping

Expires: April 11, 2014

  • 96 pages
  • 11 x 11″ hardcover
  • Over 100 vintage photographs


Another great book offer for current subscribers of Magicol.

Thanks to our friends at Squash Publishing, subscribers are entitled to this discounted price, special offer for a signed copy of Playing Cards in Photographs, by Laurence H. Lubliner. Collectors take note that three magicians appear in the book: Dai Vernon, Johnny Paul, and Dante.

About the book

From the ridiculous to the sublime – and everything in between – this book showcases hundreds of historic, funny, fun, and fascinating appearances of the lowly playing card in a range of fascinating vintage and contemporary photographs.

They appear in games worldwide, of course. But take a moment to minutely examine a subject, as author and collector Laurence Lubliner has in this book, and you’ll uncover the most unusual things.

In Playing Cards in Photographs, Lubliner visually chronicles the countless unusual situations and settings in which cards have appeared over the last 150 years. Here, we see them on troop transport ships, in museums and store windows, on the sides of airplanes, in the hands of magicians, in the form of gigantic yet fragile pasteboard structures, on costumes, passed under tables by gamblers, in store windows – and virtually everywhere else.

The book is a visual feast for collectors, photographers, designers, card aficionados, magicians, history buffs, and lovers of the odd & unusual.

96 pages in giant 11 x 11″ hardcover, with over 100 vintage photographs, text printed in two colors.

The book is regularly priced at $35. But… current subscribers from Magicol are entitled to the discounted price of $30 and to receive a signed copy by the author. This is a limited time offer that expires April 11, so don’t miss out!

This offer has now expired.

This offer was made thanks to our friends at Squash Publishing.

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