Wrote about 3 centuries ago "The perpetual almanac or the Gentleman Soldier's prayer book" has been around for a long time and is a unique perspective about a ordinary pack of playing cards in how they can be a lot more then just a pack of playing cards. Exactly like Ed PMH.
Now it is interesting to take note that a pack of playing card could also fit with the meaning of the title of the book called a A Book In Every Home
and along the connection with the title there is a connection with number of pages as well. Now there are 26 number pages in his book and the other half of the book there are 26 blank pages add the two numbers together you get 52 which is exactly equal to how many cards there are. Already I just showed you two common connection between Eds' book and a pack of playing cards.