Two uncut sheets each with 9 playing-cards. On the first sheet are the under knaves of leaves, bells and hearts, the kings of leaves and bells, the upper knave of bells, and the 5, 8 and 10 of bells. On the second sheet are the kings of hearts and acorns, the upper knaves of acorns, hearts and leaves, the under knave of acorns, and the 6, 7 and 9 of bells. On the right-hand margin of the first sheet runs a printed inscription in Roman capitals, but too mutilated to be decipherable…
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Tudor and Elizabethan pastimes: Five court cards with German suit-marks, century; an under knave of hearts and four mounted kings. backs printed in black with a design of flower heads, separated by crossing diagonal lines.
The design of cards during the Renaissance was essentially the same as playing cards today, so these games can be played with an ordinary deck of playing cards. One Renaissance card game that was played is One and Thirty, which is similar to Blackjack.