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Title: Foster's Complete Foyle. An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at the Present Day [sic].
Description: London: Lawrence and Bullen Ltd, 1897. 2nd edition. With Suggestions for Good Play, a Full Code of Laws, Illustrative Hands, and a Brief Statement of the Doctrine of Chances as Applied to Games. Illustrated with Numerous Diagrams and Engravings. Pp.xii/625, spotting to endpapers, strengthening to inner rear hinge. Red decorated cloth, gilt title to front and spine, uneven colour to front board, wear to top and tail of spine. Good.** "Edmond Hoyle (1672 29 August 1769) was a writer best known for his works on the rules and play of card games. The phrase "according to Hoyle" came into the language as a reflection of his generally perceived authority on the subject;"(wiki).** "Robert Frederick Foster (May 31, 1853 December 25, 1945) of New York City, known as R. F. Foster, was a memory training promoter and the prolific writer of more than 50 nonfiction books. He wrote primarily on the rules of play and methods for successful play of card, dice, and board games."(wiki).

Keywords: Foster Edmund Hoyle Encyclopedia Indoor Games Cards Whist Patience Gaming Gambling Reference 44723 Miscellaneous

Price: GBP 28.00 = appr. US$ 39.98 Seller: Chilton Books
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