There is a very brief chapter in Greater Magic titled, THE MASTER OF THE PLAYING CARDS. Short, but worth a look.
The Hargrave book Dustin mentions is outstanding. I puchased my Dover edition about 25 years ago direct from them. I just got on their web site, and it doesn't appear in their listings. Not sure if it's out of print. They do have a book titled, Antique Playing Cards: A Pictorial History, which looks intesting.
If you do a Google search, the Hargrave book is available through a number of sites. One that I have done business with through the years is The Gamblers Book Club ($19.95), check it out, they carry and publish magic books as well. http://www.gamblersbook.com/weblink.cby ... 43404.html