List of Cary-Yale: old woodcut blocks: Strange deck of 1750

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List of Cary-Yale museum woodcut blocks
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http://brbl-legacy.library.yale.edu/car ... efault.asp

... and in the field “Process” - search for “wood” -
you will find the records for the wood blocks

One entry (No. 28 of 37) shows the following interesting description:
Record ID: 854
Country of Manufacture: Italy
Standard: N
Suit System: Latin/Italo-Spanish
Type: Game
Catalog Number: ITAblocks2a-c
Date of Manufacture : 1750(circa)
Originator: None
Name of Originator: None
Title: NONE
Dimensions: 231 x 281 x 27 mm. (block a), 86 x 55 mm. (card); 235 x 279 x 25 mm. (block b); 235 x 280 x 27 mm. (block c).
Process: Cutting of wood blocks.
Borders: Square
Composition of Deck:
Three blocks: 39, I-XIII, repeated twice with different subjects.

Trumps
a, I-XIII: NONMI RUBATE / SILENZIO, INTEMPERANZA, STATE MODEST / MODESTIA, FATE PENITENZA / PENITENZA, PRUDENZA, VAGEZZA, ACCIDIA, RICREAZIONE, DISUBIDIENZA, UMILTA, METTEDUE / INGIUSTIZIA, TIRA DUE ENEDA / UNO ALCOMPAGO / CARITA VERSO / IL DIO, STUDIO; b, I-XIII: RAPESE-INSCEN, ASTINENZA, CURIOSITA, DELICATEZZA, LEGGEREZZA, ABBIATE PAZIENZ / PAZIENZA, VIVACITA, PAGA DUE / DOPPEIZZA, MALINCONIA, METTE QUANTI / SONO LI COMPAGNI / SUPERBIA, ACIASCUNO IL SUO / GUISTIZIA, METTE TRE / AVARIZIA, TIRA QUANTI / SONO LI COMPAGN / CARITA VERSO / I DIO; c, I-XIII: LOQUACITA, BALLO, CANTO, SUONO, AMICIZIA, COLLERA, DEVOZIONE, SINCERITA, UBBIDIENZA, RICCHEZZA, DIGNITA, SEMPLICITA, LIBERTA.


NONMI RUBATE possibly must be read as "Non mi rubate" (which seems to mean: don't rob me ... please correct me, if I'm wrong)
Huck
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