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Lacombe, Jacques.
Encyclopedie methodique. Dictionaire des jeux avec les planches relatives, faisant suite aux amusemens des sciences mathematiques &c.Padua, 1800. Large 4to (31 x 23 cm). With engraved illustration on title-page, and 13 engraved plates (5 folding) by P. Scattaglia. Contemporary stiff paper wrappers.
Verlag, 1792. Iv, 247, [1 blank] pp.First separately published edition of an encyclopedia of games (mainly board and parlour games, but also including some outdoor sports and ball games). The plates, engraved by P. Scattaglia, show board games like chess, dominoes, different games of goose, strategic war games, card games, etc. but also billiards. Alphabetically arranged, it describes some eighty games with all their rules and special terminology.It is based on the volume devoted to games in Panckouckes Encyclopedie methodique, an enormous encyclopedia devoted to various subjects, published mostly from 1792 to 1823. The encyclopedia volume, edited by Jacques Lacombe, also included conjuring tricks and scientific and mathematical games, which are left out in the present publication.With some occasional minor foxing and water stains, but otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed, leaving wide margins. Paper wrappers water stained and worn, spine damaged.l Bibl. Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3552 Cat. Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 786* Iccu Very fine condition.
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