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Acadà mie Universelle Des Jeux, avec des Instructions Faciles pour apprendre à les bien jouer. Nouvelle Edition, Augmentà e, & mise en meilleur ordre.

Acadà mie Universelle Des Jeux.

Published by n.p., 1763., Amsterdam:, 1763
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// Two volumes. Sm. 8vo. 176 x129 mm. Collation: [-]2, A-Y8 Z4 (Z4, blank); [-]1, A-R8 S2. Pagination: [4], 358, [2 blank]; [2], 276 pp. Title is an insert. Illustrated woodcut [as chapter-title heading], 1 typographic ornament [vol. II chapter-title heading]; paper flaws in margin [vol. I pp.115-118], light spotting, occasional worming (at gutter), one signature loose. Original plain paper wrappers, completely untrimmed. Very good. This enormously popular collection of games was first published in 1717 and went through numerous editions well into the 19th century. Gaming in the eighteenth century, mostly card games such as "Quadrille" [card game popular during the 1700s, played by four people with a deck of 40 cards], "Hombre" [a predecessor to whist and bridge], "Piquet", "Comet", "Reversis", "Papillon", "l'Ambigu," Tontine, Lottery, Triumph, Poque, Sizette, billiards, Paume ["palm game" â€" an indoor predecessor to tennis], Trictrac [similar to backgammon], Toc, and Chess. STCN 176308 (1 copy). Thierry Depaulis, Les loix du jeu: bibliographie de la littà rature technique de jeux de cartes en français avant 1800, (1994), 91; Catherine Perry Hargrave, A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming, p. 411; F.A. Jackson & G.B. Keen, Catalogue of the Chess Collection of the Late George Allen, (1878), p.1. Bookseller Inventory # LV2074

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Title: Acadà mie Universelle Des Jeux, avec des ...

Publisher: n.p., 1763., Amsterdam:

Publication Date: 1763

Binding: Soft cover

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