Whist: a Poem, in Twelve Cantos... Second edition. by THOMSON,…

Whist: a Poem, in Twelve Cantos... Second edition. by THOMSON, Alexander.

~ Whist: a Poem, in Twelve Cantos... Second edition. London: Printed for T. Cadell... and sold by J. and B. Bell... E. Harlow... and C. Forster, 1792.

8vo (192 × 127 mm), pp. 196, complete with the half-title; narrow strip cut from head of title (removing an ownership inscription), another name (still early and reading ‘B.M. Murdo’) written below; uncut in the original blue boards; paper spine with remains of early manuscript label; binding quite soiled and worn; contents very fresh.

First published the previous year. Edinburgh poet, Thomson’s Whist admirably reflects the eighteeneh-century appetite for the game, first described in detail by Hoyle in 1742.

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