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Mr Hoyle's Games of Whist, Quadrill, Piquet - Edmond Hoyle - 1760. 
- London - Thomas Osborne et al. 1760 - The twelfth official edition of Hoyle's Games. With the bookplate of William Fair, Esquire. Fairwas from the bordervillage Langlee, Scotland. He has been named inparliamentary papers andit is thereforepossible that he had a role in local government. A scarce edition, signed by both Edmond Hoyle and Thomas Osborne. To the verso of the title page is a short advertisement regarding piracy of this text. Itstates that the book has been entered at Stationer's Hall and therefore, whoever prints a pirated editionshall be prosecuted along with the nine persons already caught. It states that the true editions are signed by Edmond Hoyle and Thomas Osborne. They also note that to reduce incentive to buy pirated editions, they have reduced the price which is stated to the title page as'three shillings, neatly bound'. This copy has been signed by both Hoyle, the author and Osborne, thepublisher. No date to the title page of this volume, dated from Copac. This book is a collection of rules and playof card games. Originally Hoyle publishedindividual treatises on different games such asbackgammon and quadrille. However, in 1748 he began releasing a collected edition, of which thiscopy is one of. This edition ofHoyles Games was one of the last to be published in the author's lifetime and to be signed by his hand. The fifteenth and sixteenth editions were published after his death and had his autograph reproduced by a woodblock. With two title pages, the first 'Mr Hoyles Games'has the signed advertisement to the verso, in addition to the edition information. The second title page follows the contents and is thefull title of 'A ShortTreatise. . 'Condition: In original full calf binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the joints, extremities and spine. The joints are tender with the hinges also tender with cords showing. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, William Fair Esquire of Langlee. Remnants of bookseller label, possibly Mackenzie to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright, first few pagesare slightly age toned. The odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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