Item #00009536 The Hand-Book of Games; Comprising new or Carefully Revised Treatises on Whist, Piquet, Ecarté, Lansquenet, Boston, Quadrille, Cribbage, and Other Card Games; Faro, Rouge at Noir, Hazard, Roulette; Backgammon, Draughts; Billiards, Bagatelle, American Bowls; Etc., Etc. Henry G. Bohn, Ed.
The Hand-Book of Games; Comprising new or Carefully Revised Treatises on Whist, Piquet, Ecarté, Lansquenet, Boston, Quadrille, Cribbage, and Other Card Games; Faro, Rouge at Noir, Hazard, Roulette; Backgammon, Draughts; Billiards, Bagatelle, American Bowls; Etc., Etc.

The Hand-Book of Games; Comprising new or Carefully Revised Treatises on Whist, Piquet, Ecarté, Lansquenet, Boston, Quadrille, Cribbage, and Other Card Games; Faro, Rouge at Noir, Hazard, Roulette; Backgammon, Draughts; Billiards, Bagatelle, American Bowls; Etc., Etc.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [5], vi-xiv, [2], 3-617, [1] pp. Red blindstamped cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Illustrated with charts and in-text diagrams, including examples of draughts moves in various game scenarios. Jessel 140. According to Jessel this was the standard handbook of games in England for many years. An expansive rule-book for several popular card games, and a rich installment in the history of card games. Near Fine. Item #00009536

A Near Fine book with minute wear to the boards' corners.

Price: $250.00

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