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Franco Pratesi 

on the history of playing cards and card games

 

A) Articles published in journals

1986

01. Whist Against Minchiate in Florence During the 19th Century. The Playing-Card, 15 No. 2 (1986) 29-34.

1987

02. An Early Praise of Italian Tarot in the 16th Century. The Playing-Card, 15 No. 3 (1987) 80-87.

03. Ferrarese Tarot in the 16th Century: Invective and Answer. The Playing-Card, 15 No. 4 (1987) 123-131.

04. Tarot in Piedmont in the 16th Century: the Oldest Book on the Subject. The Playing-Card, 16 No. 1 (1987) 27-36.

05. Il gioco dei tarocchi e la sua storia. in: G.Berti, A.Vitali, I tarocchi (1987) 111-129.

06. Florentine Cards: two Burgundian Poveronos. The Playing-Card World, No. 50 (1987) 3-4.

07. Ancient Card Tricks with Minchiate. The Playing-Card World, No. 50 (1987) 23-24.

1988

08. Tarot in Florence in the 16th Century: its Diffusion from Literary Sources. The Playing-Card, 16 No. 3 (1988) 78-83.

09. Booklets of mid-17th century Lehrkarten. The Playing-Card World, N. 51 (1988) 12-15.

10. Il gioco italiano dei tarocchi. Abstracta, N. 25 (1988) 26-35.

11. Les Vices et les Vertus: quelques jeux italiens du XVIIIe siècle. L’As de Trèfle, N. 34 (1988) 12-15.

12. Il Tressette Lucchino e la sua bibliografia. L’Esopo, N. 37 (1988) 73-79.

13. Juan Maldonado: A Writer to be Remembered. The Playing-Card, 16 No. 4 (1988) 117-125.

14. Notturno’s Gioco di Triomphi. The Playing-Card, 17 No. 1 (1988) 23-33.

15. Venetian Tarot in the 16th Century - Evidence From Specific Literature. The Playing-Card, 17 No. 2 (1988) 58-65.

16. Mahjong: cenni storici e bibliografia italiana sommaria. L’Esopo, N.40 (1988) 74-79.

17. Et si le bridge était né à Paris? L’As de Trèfle, N. 35 (1988) 9-10.

18. Giochi Cinesi di Riflessione. Archivio per l’Antropologia e l’Etnologia, 118 (1988) 93-109.

1989

19. Chinese Puzzles. Playing-Card World, N. 56 (1989) 29

20. On the Introduction of Playing Cards in Florence. The Playing-Card, 17 No. 3 (1989) 107-112.

21. Tarot in Bologna Documents from the University Library. The Playing-Card, 17 No. 4 (1989) 136-146.

22. Tarot bolonais et cartomancie. L’As de Trèfle, N. 37 (1989) 10-11.

23. Le Regole sul Goffo. L’Esopo, N. 41 (1989) 65-74.

24. I Tarocchi Bolognesi. L’Esopo, N. 42 (1989) 53-65.

25. The Earliest Tarot Pack Known. The Playing-Card, 18 (1989) 28-38.

26. L’enigme d’un jeu de cartes venitiens du XVIe siècle. L’As de Trèfle, N. 36 (1989) 6-8.

27. Padovano et les “nouvelles” cartes Florentines. L’As de Trèfle, N. 38 (1989) 9-10.

1990

28. Cartes florentines rescapées du deluge. L’As de Trèfle, N. 40 (1990) 6-8.

29. Early Laws on Card-Playing in Towns under Florentine Influence. The Playing-Card, 18 No. 4 (1990) 128-135.

30. Carte da gioco a Firenze: il primo secolo (1377-1477). The Playing-Card, 19 No. 1 (1990) 7-17.

31. Il gioco del tressette. L’Esopo, N. 46 (1990) 56-68.

32. La mémorisation des numéros du minchiate. L’As de Trèfle, N. 42 (1990) 8-9.

33. Cards and Men for Cucu. The Playing-Card, 19 No. 2 (1990) 68-76.

34. Jeux de cartes… avant les cartes. L’As de Trèfle, N. 43 (1990) 8-9.

35. Giochi giapponesi di riflessione. Archivio per l’Antropologia e la Etnologia, 120 (1990) 287-310.

36. Tarocchi in cerca di etimologia. Le Lingue del Mondo, 55 n. 5 (1990) 284-288.

1991

37. Un tour de cartes en vers et en musique. L’As de Trèfle, N. 45 (1991) 8-9.

38. Giochi di carte e di mano. L’Esopo, N. 50 (1991) 67-76.

39. Giochi Indiani. Archivio per l’Antropologia e la Etnologia, 121 (1991) 203-219.

1992

40. Le tarot de Marseille: retour à Milan. L’As de Trèfle, N. 47/8 (1992) 10-12.

41. Storia di un gioco. Poiein, N. 3 (1992) 61-71.

42. New Documents from Palermo. The Playing-Card, 21 No. 1 (1992) 9-15.

43. Omkring opprinnelse av tarokkspillet. Kortleiken, 4 N. 7 (1992) 7-11.

44. Ieu de chartes − vulgaires mais pythagoriques. L’As de Trèfle, N. 49 (1992) 8-11.

45. Seierspillet blir kalt tarokk. Kortleiken, N. 8 (1992) 3-7.

1993

46. More Desert Island Decks. Playing-Card World, No. 71 (1993) 13-14.           

47. Dauphiné Cards on the Wrong Track. The Playing-Card, 21 No. 3 (1993) 65-71.

48. Florentine Cardmakers and Concession Holders. The Playing-Card, 21 No. 4 (1993) 126-135.

49. Au commencement fut la diritta. L’As de Trèfle, N. 51 (1993) 4-5.

50. Passatempi fiorentini di metà Ottocento. Rassegna storica toscana, 39 N. 1 (1993) 181-191.

51. De l’utilité des jurons pour l’histoire de minchiate. L’As de Trèfle, N. 52 (1993) 9-10.

1994

52. Tressette in Russia. The Playing-Card, 17 No. 2 (1994) 71-78.

53. Scopone italianissimo. L’Esopo, N. 61 (1994) 65-77.

54. Pier Luigi Ghezzi − Painter, Caricaturist and Card-maker. The Playing-Card, 23 No. 2 (1994) 53-60.

1995

55. Les “Imperatori” des Florence à la cour de Ferrare. L’As de Trèfle, N. 54 (1995) 16-17.

56. Les sources du cucù: feuilles volantes et textes polycopiés. L’As de Trèfle, N. 54 (1995) 3-5.

57. Casino from Nowhere, to Vaguely Everywhere. The Playing-Card, 24 No. 1 (1995) 6-12, No. 2, 56.

58. Miracoli per giocatori. Cartophilia Helvetica, 10 N. 3 (1995) 26-28.

1996

59. Playing-cards in Lucca. The Playing-Card, 24 No. 5 (1996) 134-141.

60. Russian Card Games and Their Literature. The Playing-Card, 25 N. 1 (1996) 2-8.

61. Fiorentini, Alemanni e Imperatori. Cartophilia Helvetica, 11 n. 4, (1996) 11-13.

1997

62. Documents on Playing-Cards in Piedmont. The Playing-Card, 25 (1997) 122-135, 166-175.

63. Cinco siglos de naipes en España. La Sota, 16 (1997) 27-51.

64. Orpelli e naibi. The Playing-Card, 26 No. 2 (1997) 38-45.

65. Albanian Card Games: a Recent Tradition? The Playing-Card, 26 No. 3 (1997) 109-110.

1998

66. Carte in tavola. FMR, n. 126 (1998) 107-117.

67. In Search of Tarot Sources 1,2. The Playing-Card, 27 No. 2 (1998) 64-68, No. 3 111-116.

1999

68. La prima edizione di Chitarrella. The Playing-Card, 27 No. 4 (1999) 166-172.

69. The Return of Bridge to its Homeland. The Playing-Card, 28 No. 1 (1999) 34-39.

70. I trionfi di Marziano. The Playing-Card, 28 No. 3 (1999) 144-151.

2009

71. Nostalgie del goffo. Tangram, 7 N. 22 (2009) 12-18.

2012

72. I primi giochi di carte nella repubblica fiorentina.The Playing-Card, Vol. 40, No. 3 (2012) 179-197.

73. In Search of Tarot Sources – After Fifteen Years. The Playing-Card, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2012) 95-114.

74. Personal Memories and Acknowledgements, in:  Franco Pratesi Playing-Card Trade in the 15 th-Century Florence.

- Playing-Card Trade in the 15 th-Century Florence. IPCS Papers No. 7. North Walsham 2012, 118 p.

 

B) First published in the web pages of trionfi.com

2011-12

1/01. 1453: An Early Arrival of Triumphs into Rome. (3.11.2011)

1/02. 1839-41: Florentine Card Production. (18.11.2011)

1/03. Rosenwald’s Fourth Sheet. (24.11.2011)

1/04. New Information from a Sicilian Journal. (05.12.2011)

1/05. 1433: Diritta and Pilucchino Before the Court. (11.12.2011)

1/06. 1486: Giovanni da Pistoia di Bari. (17.12.2011)

1/07. 1521: Notturno Revisited. (26.12.2011)

1/08. Early Playing Card Export from Florence ? (29.12.2011)

1/09. 1453-58: Florentine Triumphs by Filippo di Marco. (12.01.2012)

1/10. Palazzo dei Diavoli and the Tower. (17.01.2012)

1/11. 1463: Cardmakers and Woodblocks on Trial. (21.01.2012)

1/12. 1447-49: Naibi on Sale. (27.01.2012)

1/13. Naibi by Pairs. (07.02.2012)

1/14. Naibi by the Dozen. (12.02.2012)

1/15. Naibi with Attributes. (25.02.2012)

1/16. 1439-54: Naibi Sold by Silk-Dealers. (03.03.2012)

1/17. 1445-47: The Riddle of the Crowns. (11.03.2012)

1/18. 1791: Production and Sale of Playing Cards in Tuscany. (24.03.2012)

1/19. 1517: Germini Among Other Games. (28.03.2012)

1/20. 1452: A Dozen of Naibi di Trionfi. (02.04.2012)

1/21. 1429-30: Naibi Traded in Prato by a Notary. (06.04.2012)

1/22. 1415-55: Naibi Traded at Lapini Store. (10.04.2012)

1/23. 1431-60: Naibi Acquired by Silk-Dealers. (20.04.2012)

1/24. 1451: New Laws Against Gambling in Siena. (24.04.2012)

1/25. The Italian Game of Cucu. (05.06.2012)

1/26. On Trumps, Triumphs, and Tarots. (10.06.2012)

1/27. 1440: Studies on Giusto Giusti. (09.07.2012)

1/28. In Search of Tarot Sources − After 15 Years. (11.07.2012)

1/29. Chess and Playing Cards, Tarot Included - Selected Opinions. (09.08.2012)

1/30. 1461: Cards and Triumphs in a Cambini Shipment to Venice. (15.08.2012)

1/31. 1456: Curious Shipments by Andrea Banchi. (18.08.2012)

1/32. 1451: One common Pack of Trionfi. (15.09.2012)

1/33. 1779: Atlante Tascabile e Minchiate. (01.10.2012)

1/34. 1674-85: Minchiate at the Evangelista Academy. (20.10.2012)

1/35. 1693-98: Minchiate at the Aquilotti Academy. (26.10.2012)

 

2012-13

2/01. 1400: Naibi on Loan in Arezzo. (01.11.2012)

2/02. 18th Century: A Card Game in Pisa. (05.11.2012)

2/03. 1410: Naibi in a Move from Florence to Arezzo. (08.11.2012)

2/04. 1400-08: Florence-Arezzo Trade of Naibi. (24.11.2012)

2/05. 1457-71: Cards Traded in Arezzo by Stefano Minucci. (09.12.2012)

2/06. 1421-39: Playing Cards Traded in Arezzo by Agnolo di Giovanni. (15.12.2012)

2/07. Around 1450: Lo Scheggia’s Many-Sided Production. (03.01.2013)

2/08. 1801-07: Card Production in the Etruria Kingdom. (12.01.2013)

2/09. 1775-87: Card Production in Tuscan Grand Duchy. (26.01.2013)

2/10. Around 1450: Some Official Documents for Arezzo. (27.02.2013)

2/11. Domanda e Risposta. (07.03.2013)

2/12. 1428: Naibi Coming to Rome. (18.03.2013)

2/13. 1810-11: Playing Cards in Lucca. (22.03.2013)

2/14. About 1420: Reflecting on Marziano’s Pack. (25.03.2013)

2/15. 1729-62: Exports of Florentine Minchiate. (07.05.2013)

2/16. 17th Century: Germini, Tarocchi, Minchiate. (14.05.2013)

2/17. 1835-55: Arezzo, Card Playing at Accademia dei Costanti. (18.05.2013)

2/18. 1815-61: The Production of Playing Cards in Tuscany. (15.06.2013)

2/19. 1821-29: Puzzling Minchiate by Giuseppe Berretari. (18.06.2013)

2/20. 1752-80: Tax Stamps on Tarocchi in Florence? (23.06.2013)

2/21. 1821-29: Puzzling Minchiate Revisited. (05.07.2013)

2/22. 1814-62: Additional Evidence on Card Production in Tuscany. (16.07.2013)

2/23. 1691-1707: Cards at Casino dei Gentiluomini in Pisa. (31.08.2013)

2/24. 18th Century: Card Playing in Prato. (13.09.2013)

2/25. Around 1880: Control on Playing Cards in Florence. (19.09.2013)

2/26. 1799-1807: Florence − Playing Cards at Cocomero. (11.10.2013)

2/27. 1712-17: Florence − Playing Cards at Accademia dei Cadenti. (17.10.2013)

2/28. 1807-29: Florence − Playing Cards at Cocomero. (24.10.2013)

2/29. Review of a Two-Year Work. (31.10.2013)

 

C) Notes first published in the web pages of naibi.net

2013-14

3/01. 1796: Florence − Clergy and Playing Cards at Cocomero. (03.11.2013)

 

3/02. 1829-1840: Florence − Playing Cards at Cocomero. (10.11.2013)

 

3/03.  Libri italiani di poker – Il primo secolo. (17.11.2013)

 

3/04. 1819-1859: Florence − Playing-Cards at Casino dei Nobili. (05.12.2013)

 

3/05. 1719-1747: Florence − Playing Cards at Cocomero. (31.12.2013)

 

3/06. 1761-1778: Florence − Playing-Cards at Casino dei Nobili. (13.01.2014)

 

3/07. 1841: Notizie sul Casino dei Nobili di Firenze. (22.01.2014)

 

3/08. 1841-1845: Florence − Card Games at Casino dei Nobili. (26.01.2014)

 

3/09. 1800-1823: Florence – Balance Sheets of Cocomero. (31.01.2014)

 

3/10. 1778-1818: Florence − Playing-Cards at Casino dei Nobili. (09.02.2014)

 

3/11. 1808-1813: Firenze – Ebrei non ammessi nelle Stanze del Cocomero. (18.02.2014)

 

3/12. 1854-1895: Pistoia – Giochi di carte degli Armonici. (23.02.2014)

 

3/13. 1828-1845: Prato – Carte da gioco e bilanci dell’Accademia degli Infecondi. (01.03.2014)

 

3/14.  2010:  Genova – Il Ludus triumphorum nell’Università. (10.03.2014)

 

3/15. 1721-1735:  Siena –  Il Divertimento del Giuoco nell’Accademia dei Rozzi. (18.03.2014)

 

3/16. 1723-1742: Arezzo – Bilanci del Casino dei Nobili. (23.03.2014)

 

3/17. XVI secolo: Siena – Capitulo sopra il gioco della Primiera. (01.04.2014)

 

3/18. 1827-1857: Siena – Giochi di carte nel Casino dei Nobili. (30.04.2014)

 

3/19. 1859-1880: Siena – Giochi nel Casino dei Nobili. (06.05.2014)

 

3/20. 1634: Livorno – Minchiate e ganellini. (15.05.2014)

 

3/21. 1822-1842: Siena – Giochi di carte nell’Accademia dei Rozzi. (22.05.2014)

 

3/22. 1785-1793: Siena – Giochi di carte nel Casino dei Nobili. (07.06.2014)

 

3/23. 1477: Bologna – Aritmetica per carte e trionfi. (09.06.2014)

 

3/24. 1837-1846: San Miniato – Documenti sul gioco dei Pulcinelli. (25.06.2014)

 

3/25. 1487: San Miniato – Due paia di carte da giuchare. (01.07.2014)

 

3/26. 1880-1899: Prato – Giochi nella Società dei Misoduli. (19.07.2014)

 

3/27. Giochi di carte a Volterra − prime notizie. (29.07.2014)

 

3/28. 1751-1772: Volterra – Giochi nel Casino dei Nobili. (07.08.2014)

 

3/29. Arzigogoli sui naibi doppi a Firenze attorno al 1450. (11.08.2014)

 

3/30. 1737-1922: Volterra – Dati sparsi sul gioco nel Casino dei Nobili (21.08.2014)