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Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All Fours, as it hath been publickly play'd at Oxford ... In a letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his friend Abraham Nixon
London: W. Owen, [1754]. 8vo. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches). 24pp. Modern boards, black morocco label on the upper cover. A mid-18th century English attack on gambling and card playing by the Reverend William Hawkins. In this anonymously authored pamphlet, Hawkins condemns card playing, giving specifics on the evils of various versions of whist. The work, as the essay makes clear, was written in response to the overwhelming popularity brought about by the publication of Edmond Hoyle's instructions on various games, including whist, brag and quadrille. ESTC T47519.
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