1970. Item #A5151
Sotheby & Co., London. The Celebrated de la Rue Collection of Playing Cards . N.p., many black-and-white ills., one folding. Very good paperbound. ** Auction catalogue of "over 500 packs, of which 475 are complete; cards to provide examples of many other packs; original designs; sample books; and associated literature and reference books." The items are arranged by country. They were sold as one lot only. Thomas de la Rue was a leading manufacturer of playing cards in the 19th century. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.