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The polite gamester : containing short treatises on the games of whist, with an artificial memory, quadrille, back-gammon, piquet and chess : together with an essay towards making the doctrine of chances easy to those who understand vulgar arithmetic only : to which are added some useful tables on annuities for lives, &c. &c. / by Edmund Hoyle, gent.

Author/Creator:
Hoyle, Edmond, 1672-1769.
Publication:
Dublin : Printed by James Hoey ..., 1776.
Format/Description:
Book
[10], 217, [1] p. ; 17 cm. (12mo)
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Fingerprint:
20in o1m. woV. muce (3) 1776 (R)
Subjects:
Whist.
Quadrille (Game).
Backgammon.
Piquet (Game).
Chess.
Games of chance (Mathematics).
Place of Publication:
Ireland Dublin.
Notes:
Signatures: pi1 A⁴ B-K¹² [L]1.
"An artificial memory", "A short treatise on the game of quadrille", "A short treatise on the game of back-gammon", "A treatise on the game of piquet", "Some rules and observations for playing well at chess", and "An essay towards making the doctrine of chances easy to those who understand vulgar arithmetic only" each has special title leaf; pagination and signatures are continuous.
Local notes:
Penn Libraries copy imperfect: leaves D6 (special t.p. for "An artificial memory"), E9 (special t.p. for "A short treatise on the game of back-gammon"), and H5 (special t.p. for "Some rules and observations for playing well at chess") wanting.
Penn Libraries copy has bookplate of Archibald Elias on back pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy has another copy of the special title leaf for "An essay towards making the doctrine of chances easy to those who understand vulgar arithmetic only" bound in after leaf pi1.
Penn Libraries copy: upper board and front free endpaper detached; lower portion of leaf D11 (special t.p. for "A short treatise on the game of quadrille") torn off with loss of author's name and imprint information; leaf E1 torn off at head outer corner with loss of page numbers; central portion of leaf D11 (special t.p. for "A treatise on the game of piquet") torn off with partial loss of author's name and damage to title; lower portion of leaf D11 (special t.p. for "An essay towards making the doctrine of chances easy to those who understand vulgar arithmetic only") torn off with loss of author's name and imprint information.
Penn Provenance:
Elias, Archibald C. (bookplate) (donor)
Penn Chronology:
17761
Cited in:
ESTC T87532
Contributor:
Hoey, James, fl. 1759-1781, printer.
OCLC:
15233391