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Cotton, Charles, 1630–1687

The compleat gamester: or, Instructions how to play at billiards, trucks, bowls, and chess : together with all manner of usual and most gentile games either on cards, or dice : to which is added, the arts and mysteries of riding, racing, archery, and cock-fighting.

The second edition.
London : Printed for Henry Brome at the Gun at the West-end of St. Pauls, 1680.
Physical Description:
[16], 175, [1] p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1201 .C68 1680
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN NLp50 674cc: Frontispiece supplied and repaired.
Anonymous. By Charles Cotton. Cf. Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.).
Signatures: A-M⁸.
Leaf A1r blank. Leaf A1v bears "The explanation of the frontispiece". Engraved frontispiece on leaf A2v. T.p. is leaf A3.
Woodcut initials.
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed. 1994), C6384
English short title catalogue, R2573
BAC: Copy bound in gilt tooled red morocco; text block edges gilded. Gilt tooled red leather bookplate of Alfred Barmore Maclay on inside of upper board.
Subject Terms:
Billiards -- Early works to 1800.
Brome, Henry -- Publisher.
Card games -- Early works to 1800.
Chess -- Early works to 1800.
Cockfighting -- Early works to 1800.
Gambling -- Early works to 1800.
Games -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Early works to 1800.
Horse racing -- Early works to 1800.
Maclay, Alfred Barmore -- Bookplate.
Sports -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- 1680.
Woodcuts -- 1680.
Brome, Henry, publisher.

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