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Hoyle's Games, Improved and Enlarged by New and Practical Treatises, with the Mathematical Analysis of the Chances of the Most Fashionable Games of the Day, Forming an Essay and Scientific Guide to the Gaming Table and the Most Popular Sports of the Field, by G.H. - Esquire.
Published 1835, London by Longman, Rees, and Co.
492 pages. Text in English.
1/2 marbled leather binding (appears to be around 100 years old), raised and gilt bands, title in gilt on contrasting red leather band, publication year in gilt, marbled covers. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents clean, largely free of any spotting or foxing, paper uniformly gently age toned.
Lovely pocket sized antiquarian book filled with insights into the wide range of games played during the first half of the 19th century in Western countries
Includes rules for Billiards, Backgammon, Cribbage, Chess, checkers, gambling, dice, games of chance, Whist, etc.
Book measures: 5 3/4" H X 3 /4" W.