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Dick, William B.  Dick's games of patience; or, Solitaire with cards. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, (1884). 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). 154, [2] pp.
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"New edition, revised and enlarged, containing sixty-four games. Illustrated with fifty explanatory tableaux." Originally published in 1883, this manual provides instructions for 64 variations on Solitaire (or Patience, as the game is generally known in the U.K.) such as "Napoleon at St. Helena," "The Clock," "The Contra-Dance," "The Beleaguered Castle," and "Leoni's Own." The editor notes in his introduction that some of the games were adapted from Lady Adelaide Cadogan's work on the subject, but that he added "numerous games of American origin" (p. 4).
        Binding: Publisher's brown cloth, front cover pictorially stamped in black and gilt with a jester standing on a club and displaying a handful of oversized cards beneath a title decorated with ornate capitals, spine with gilt-stamped title.

Binding as above; extremities rubbed and bumped, very minor mottling to front board and soiling to rear board. Boston, Massachusetts, bookseller's ticket for Colesworthy's on front pastedown. A pleasant copy.  (38286)   Please RESHELVE This.


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