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The Whole Art and Mystery of Modern Gaming Fully Expos’d and Detected; Containing an Historical Account of all the Secret Abuses Practis’d in the Games of Chance. London: J. Roberts and T. Cox, 1726. Old marbled boards with calf spine, both well rubbed. 111pp. Tables in text. 4to. Internally clean; very good. Ex-libris C.A. George Newmann, and bearing his rubber stamp on two endsheets. Jessel 615. An eighteenth century expose of crooked gambling that gives detailed information about dodges with dice, cards, and includes a lengthy chapter on Faro. Newmann’s collection of books on witchcraft, conjuring, and magic was arguably the most significant of its era. According to Jessel, the text of this book was “freely borrowed from by other writers, including Richard Seymour,” whose Compleat Gamester was a classic text of the era and which ran into some dozen editions or more.
The Whole Art and Mystery of Modern Gaming Fully Expos’d and Detected; Containing an Historical Account of all the Secret Abuses Practis’d in the Games of Chance.
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Final prices include buyers premium: $2,640.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
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