Hoyle ( Edmond Holye 1672-1769)
Title Hoyle's Games Improved , Revised & Corrected By Charles Jones,inc.Golf or Goff, Chricket, Tennis,billiards, Whist,Chess ,Quadrille, Piquet, Back Gammon, Draughts, Quinze, Hazard & Lansquenet.
Binding Hard Back
Edition 1st Edition to Contain Goff , Golf
Publisher London Rivington & Others, 1790
Seller ID 000037
3 3/4" x 6 1/2". This is the rare Hoyle and the first edition to contain GOLF or GOFF. 290 pages +8 (viii) to front +2 page publishers list to rear, + 2 illustrated pages not numbered (although instructions for binder states "plate" there are 2 full page plates/illustrations on Billiards & 1 plate/illustration within a page on Draughts, approx 3/4 of page). Original brown leather binding now loose (front detached) and well rubbed, leather spine cracked but glued to book a long time. So has kept the contents in a good/tight condition, with only a small amount of staining, mainly edging at front/rear few pages. Ink initials to title page and one to rear endpaper, and a few minor folds . Over the last few years. This edition seems to be the hardest Hoyle to find now that golf is such big a sport. Only 3 pages on golf, but of great importance for the sport as has the 18th cent. rules of 1790..
1ST WITH GOLF OR GOFF HOYLE HOYLE'S GAMES INC CRICKET , TENNIS ,BILLIARDS, WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, BACKGAMMON,DRAUGHTS, QUINZE,HAZARD, LANSQUENET. RARE & UNIQIE SPORT