London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
SMITH, Gyles. Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially the Game of All-Fours As it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of Our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple. London: Printed for W. Owen, . 8° (215 x 134mm), disbound (A-C4) (title- and final page soiled, ink library code and small wear hole on title, spotting).
A Complete History and Development of the Extraordinary Circumstances and Events Connected with the Murder of Mr Weare. Together with ... A Faithful Picture of all the Fashionable 'Modern Hells' and 'Black-Legs' of the Metropolis ... The Whole Forming a Genuine Series of Gambling Biography. London: Jones and Co, 1824. 8° (209 x 125mm), engraved folding frontispiece, four full-page plates and six half-page engravings in pairs (lacks l4, tape repair to frontispiece, title-page soiled, spotting). Contemporary half sheep (worn). Provenance: I. Ripley, Knayton (book label). -- Anne and F.G. Renier (book label).
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