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Re: The fourth Rosenwald block

This is on the subject of printing regular decks, the woodblock prints with stenciled colors which seem to have been the rule from the earliest days up to about 1750. In France, 20 cards per block seems to have been the rule, and I have found many blocks or uncut sheets of face cards that have two f...

Re: The fourth Rosenwald block

I've stumbled upon another online museum catalog, that of Les Musées de la Ville de Paris . There are only two decks scanned, one is a weird Sola-Busca (scans of book pages I think) but the other is by Il Padovano, a card maker of Florence who has been discussed in this forum and others, but I have ...

Re: The fourth Rosenwald block

First, let me say that the most recent post to this thread, Huck's, seems quite plausible, that there are things about Rosenwald that are suggestive of Minchiate or some sort of proto-Minchiate. There are also Fante who are centaurs on some regular decks in France-- don't ask me where, I've looked a...

Andre Bertholet et les maîtres cartiers à Grenoble

I should be replying to replies, but I am compulsively looking at cards. I am making a list of every card printer, before 1775, whose work is in the British Museum, the BnF, or the Museo Fournier de naipes. I stumbled on something a bit fun. The BnF has a deck, for which they have neither a maker, n...

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