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    Easy Instructions to Card Games
    and Other "Gentleman's Diversions"

    [Charles Cotton]. The Compleat Gamester: Or, Full and Easy Instructions for Playing at Above Twenty Several Games Upon the Cards; with Variety of Diverting Fancies and Tricks Upon the Same, Now First Added. As Likewise at all the Games on the Tables. Together with The Royal Game of Chefs, and Billiards. To Which is Added, The Gentleman's Diversion in the Arts and Mysteries of Riding, Racing, Archery, Cock-Fighting, and Bowling. London: J. Wilford, 1725. "Fifth Edition, with Additions." Sixteenmo. [xii], 224 pp. Engraved frontispiece, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Full brown leather rebacked with contemporary boards and new endpapers. New spine with four raised bands, gilt lettered leather title label, gilt stamped author and year. Boards rubbed and scuffed. Textblock lightly cockled. Small owner book plate and round label on front paste-down, faint owner name on front fly-leaf, frontispiece with small paper chip in lower edge. Few pages with soiling or stains, scattered toning and foxing. Very good.

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    Charles Cotton (1630-1687) was an English writer best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne, for his contributions to "The Compleat Angler" and for the influential "The Compleat Gamester"--the currently offered work.

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