ELSKAMP, Max. ~ Les Commentaires et l’idéographie du jeu de Loto dans les Flandres suivis d’un glossaire. Antwerp: [J.E. Buschmann] A. De Tavernier, 1914 [but 1918].
16mo (160 × 125 mm), pp. 5-217, , illustrations and decorative borders throughout. Original linen-backed boards, marbled paper covered sides, printed label. Slightly rubbed, but an excellent copy.
First edition, falsely dated 1914 to evade the censorship of the occupying forces and actually issued in 1918. A beautiful woodcut illustrated study of the iconography of the ancient Flemish versions of the game of lotto, including the symbolism of the playing cards.
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