London: Printed by Gye & Balne..., for the author; published by Lackington, Allen & Co.,,,, and sold by all booksellers, . First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2"). , LVI, -350, pp. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. Marbled paper edges. Engraved title page with a fine vignette by J. Mitan incorporating scenes of gambling and horse-racing.
This scarce early 19th-century book on the theory of gaming is complete with its three folding tables (A Binomial Table to the 30th Power, with Examples to show the Use of the Table in Cards / Dice / Lotteries / Horse-Racing; Table of the Chances on Dice; Table of the Combination of Cards), the last two printed next to each other, on the same large folded leaf. Also includes the Errata leaf at rear. (For more information, see: Jessel 1454; Toole Stott 1308).
Minor to moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Foxing to the first two leaves (Title page and first page of Preface). Closed tear to the Binomial Table to the 30th Power, and to the Table of the Chances on Dice (the last one with three small pieces of tape at verso). Binding in overall good to good+, interior in good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #42031