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    Querini, Giovanni Antonio. La Bassetta Convinta, O Sia. Il Gioco di Bassetta non e Gioco. Venice: Antonio Bortoli, 1710. 12mo. 159 x c93mm A-G12. 162,[2]p. Original paper boards, title on label in old hand, uncut copy with margins a varying width, inner margin light dampstain, light paper toning. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $450.00



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    "More notorious than illustrious was the Italian game of Basset... In his Court Gamester of 1725, Seymour describes 'Basset, a French game, [as] amongst all those on the cards,...accounted to be the most courtly, being properly, by the understanders of it, thought only fit for Kings and Queens, great Princes, Noblemen, &c to play at, by reason of such great losses, or advantages, as may possibly be on one side or another, during the time of play.'" [David Palett, A History of Card Games, Oxford,1991, p77.] Cicogna, Veneziane, v. 3 p. 128. OCLC: 21982778 (1 copy only UNLV). Union Cat. of Italy finds 1 copy Biblioteca Querini Stampalia Venezia . KVK adds only the BL copy.             



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