Item #12106 Card Essays, Clay's Decisions, and Card-Table Talk. Henry Jones, "Cavendish"

Card Essays, Clay's Decisions, and Card-Table Talk

New York: John Wurtele Lovell, 1880.

Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #12106

Toned, owner's signature on dedication page, rubbed at spine head and tail, light edgewear, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Frederic Jessel; A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming; 958. Listed ahead of the 1880 Holt edition in Jessel, thus an early American edition. As issued, this publication has no frontispiece of "Cavendish". "... collects and gives to the world a remarkably pleasant and useful series of essays upon whist and its ways and surroundings." - Saturday Review. Jones, Hoyle's contemporary and equal, gave up his surgery practice for a career as an editor of cards and amusements in popular London publications. An uncommon early American printing of what is considered one of his two finest works. ; 257 pages.

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