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    Edmond Hoyle. A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist. London: T. Osborne, et al., 1746.

    Sixth edition. Signed by the author. Sixteenmo. 80 pages.

    Full brown-leather binding with gold lettering and decorations. Leather worn and scarred; some acidification in the paper. Good.

    Card-game authority Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769) began tutoring English high society in the game of whist in 1741. The first edition of this book (of which only two copies are known to exist) was published in 1742. Four years later, this popular tome had gone into its sixth edition, the price of which was lowered to combat the purchase of pirated versions. Signed by Hoyle on the verso of the title page.

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