New York: Bretano's, 1904.
First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #8243
Light tone, light edgewear, otherwise slight wear. Crisp hardcover. ; Bright gilt decor and lettering, all edges gilt. "The Robertson Rule, or as it is sometimes called the Robertsonian Rule, is a formula invented some years ago by an Indian bridge player, Mr Edmond Robertson, to assist vacillating players to determine if a hand is strong enough for a declaration of No Trumps, by assigning a figure value to the high cards in the hand. This formula first made its appearance in a little book entitled "The Robertson Rule and Other Bridge Axioms" by E Robertson and A Hyde-Wollaston, published in Calcutta in 1902, and republished in 1904 in New York, under the title of "Bridge Developments."" - The Saturday Review, vol 103, 16 March 1907, page 329. Contents: Description of the game -- General principles of the declaration -- The Robertson Rule -- Sporting no-trumpers -- The spade shield -- The blind lead at no trumps -- The discard dilemma -- The mathematics of bridge -- Synopsis of the declarations -- The rules of bridge -- Glossary of terms used at bridge. An attractive copy of the first American edition of this bridge history highspot, with no additional printings listed on the copyright page. Book being sold for benefit of the Back Mountain Memorial Library, Dallas, Pennsylvania. ; 127 pages.