Hoyle’s Games Improved, London, 1778
This work is a practical treatise on the fashionable games of the 18th century. It contains the rules for the games as agreed upon at White’s and Stapleton’s Chocolate Houses. Among the games included with their rules are hazard, piquet, whist, back-gammon, etc. The 200 pages of text also provide rules for the proper and advantageous betting at the games of chance. Bound in a quarter leather, marbled re-enforced cover.