HOYLES GAMES IMPROVED and Selected as a Companion to the Card Table.
London, W. Lowndes, Longman, Hurst, Rees, 1820.
12mo. Pp. 192. Half, light brown calf (ca. 1900) bound with the original front cover (soiled), interior unfoxed.
For a century, Hoyle’s games was for the card table what Mrs. Beeton was later for the dining table. Hoyle’s rules were those followed by the beaus at card tables in Bath and in the Vauxhall Gardens in the early 19th century.