Yale University Library

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Beinecke Digital Collections

[German deck of E. F. Dorff, C.C. Lemrnels Witwe]

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

[German deck of E. F. Dorff, C.C. Lemrnels Witwe]

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

Call Number:
Other Creator: Cary, Melbert Brinckerhoff, 1892-1941
Date: circa 1785
Genre:
Type of Resource:
Description:
Suit System: French
Type: Animal Tarock
Stance of Court Cards: Single Figure
Process: Block and stencil
Back: lattice with suns, red
Borders: Square
Corners: Square
Composition of Deck: 52 of 78 [A, K, Q, C, J, 10-2, trumps I-XXI, Fool], lacking C, trumps.
CourtCards: Abundant fleurs-de-lis on courts; KS with harp and sceptre; QS in left profile, holds flower; JS with leaping dog; KH with orb, sword, crowned eagle; KD: E.F. DORFF; KC with sceptre, lion: EFD; QD with fan; JC: C .C. LEMMELS WITWE. Kings and queens occupy the full card area; jacks are slender.
Edges: Gilt
Taxation: Stamps on AH, black: ED / A / [crown and shield].
Notes and References: Albertina 1974, pp. 141-142, 203-204, nos. 78, 79, 146, 147. The taxation stamp may be Saxon. See also D. Hoffmann and E. Kroppenstedt 1967, p. 51, no. 291.
Physical Description:
107 x 51 mm.
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Extent of Digitization:
Source Digital Format:
Medium Resolution (image/jpeg)
Object ID: 10668142
Download:
   |   Metadata record
Cite this   |   Text this   |   Report this