Title: Title page and preliminary page of A short treatise on the game of whist. : Containing the laws of the game and also some rules, whereby a beginner may, with due attention to them, attain to the playing it well … / By Edmond Hoyle, gent.

Creator: Hoyle, Edmond, 1672-1769.

Bibliographic Citation: Hoyle, Edmond, 1672-1769. A short treatise on the game of whist. : Containing the laws of the game and also some rules, whereby a beginner may, with due attention to them, attain to the playing it well … / By Edmond Hoyle, gent. London : printed for F. Cogan, 1744.
GV1277 H69 1744 Rare Books/Special Collections – McLennan Bldg, 4th floor

Notes: A whist tutor to the aristocracy, Hoyle first published his Treatise in 1742. It was heavily plagiarized, a tendency Hoyle sought to counteract by warnings such as the one printed in this edition, which he also autographed. The owner of this volume supplemented Hoyle’s teachings with his own annotations.

Language: English

Subject: Whist — Early works to 1800.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print

Exhibition Theme: Playing Cards

Call Number: GV1277 H69 1744 Rare Books/Special Collections – McLennan Bldg, 4th floor

Image Identifier: hoyle_whist_1744-titlepage