King of Ink Stamps Art and Meaning Books and Beer Playing Cards Deck
About the Deck
Accompanied by morals in Latin and German, this deck features the whimsical suits of Books, Ink Stamps, Beer Glasses, and Wine Jugs.
Jost Amman. Germany, 1588.
According to Many Schools of Thought
A dark man. A friend. Generally married. The father of a family.
Generally favourable may signify a good marriage.
Advice that should be followed.
Trouble. Happiness. Disaster to friends. Good news of friends.
Man living in the country, Country Gentleman, Knowledge, Education
A naturally good but severe man, Counsel, Advice, Deliberation.
A dark man, warm-hearted and true as a friend, straight in his dealings
good intentions frustrated.
vexation, quarrels, strife – a duel – murder and bloodshed, of which, however, the person inquiring of the cards is innocent. This card signifies also an age of eighty years and upward.