Playing Cards games rules 1778 Piquet rare French book period leather bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Card games; Playing cards- rules for games [Piquet] in 18th century France.
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Les Regles du Jeu de Piquet.
c.1778, Paris, Chez Fournier.
Early 1/2 leather binding. Lovely calf spine ruled into compartments with decorative devices, contrasting title label, marbled covers. All text set within ruled boxes.
Clean, tight, sturdy, sound example, minor short split at head of front joint board.. Beautifully preserved, lovely age patina. A superior example, rare thus.
Book measures: 5 5/8" H X 3 1/4" W.
*Piquet was a card trick taking game invented in the sixteenth century.