Title: The Compleat Gamester or Instructions on How...
Publisher: Imprint Society, Barre, Massachusetts
Publication Date: 1970
Book Condition: Collectible-Fine
Number 1428 of 1950 copies printed at The Press of A. Colish and signed by the illustrator. Full leather binding with publisher's slip case, which has slight wear at the opening. In his interesting introduction, Marston relates biographical information about Cotton and the history and a bibliography of the book, first published in 1674. The text includes rules for: Billiards, Trucks, Bowling, Chess, Picket, Gleek, L'Ombre, Cribbidge (or Cribbage, in modern spelling), All-Fours, Russ and Honours and Whist, French Ruff, Five Cards, Costly-Colours, Bone-Ace, Putt and the High Game, Wit and Reason, The Art of Memory, Plain-Dealing, Queen Nazareen, Lanterloo, Penneech, Post and Pair, Beast, Irish, Back-Gammon, Tick-Tack, Doublets, Sice-Ace, Ketch-Dolt, Inn and Inn, Passage, Hazzard, Riding, Racing, Archery, Cock-Fighting, Basset. 176 pages, plus colophon. Bookseller Inventory # 8039
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