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ViewGames and Pastimes of Childhood - An unabridge reprint of the 1657 Les jeux et plaisirs de l'enfance with 52 illustrationsJacques StellaDover19691657
ViewThe Diary of Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys (Ed. by Lord Braybrooke)George Routledge & Sons19061659-1669Have scanned the index and found entries for: Bowls, Cribbage, Nine Pins, Pell Mell, Shuffleboard, Suckling, Tables (Backgammon), Tennis. Most of them are just mentions; only the Pell Mell instances have useful information.
ViewFrancis Willughby's Book of Games. A seventeenth Century Treatise on Sports, Games and PastimesFrancis Willughby. Ed. David Crann, Jeffrey L. Forgeng and Dorothy JohnstonAshgate2003[1672]
ViewCompleat Gamester or, Instructions how to play at all manner of usual and most genteel games, TheCharles CottonBarre19701674
ViewGames and Gamesters of the RestorationCharles Cotton & Theophilus LucasKennikat1930[1674-1714]Actually 2 books with an introduction by Cyril Hughes Hartmann. The 1674 Compleat Gamester by Cotton and Lives of the Gamesters by Lucas, 1714.
ViewGrammar of the English Tongue Brightland1712
ViewNew Rules for the game of Mail, Concerning the Manner of Playing it Properly, and of Deciding the Various Points which may Arise in the GameAndrew LangCharles Huguier & Andr? Cailleau19101717xiii, 74 pp. Introduction by Andrew Lang. Illustrated with 4 plates from wood engravings. (24mo) 5½x3¼, publisher's full red calf, gilt-lettered & tooled spine, inner gilt dentelles, floral patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, original glassine. Facsimile Edition. Facsimile of the edition of 1717 by Lauthier, which described the French game similar to Scottish golf.
ViewThe Court-GamesterRichard Seymour20111722Self print fascimile of original 3rd edition
ViewPoesies sur la Constitution UnigenitusChevalier de G....Philalete Belhumeur, Villefranche, France1724
ViewAcademie Universelle des Jeux, Contenant les Regles des Jeux de Quadrille, & Quintille de l'Hombre ? trois, du Piquet, du R?versis, des Echecs, du Trictrac; & de tous les autres Jeux....Th?odore le Gras1739Pages 532-556 describe Jeu de Mail. Period mottled calf, gilt-tooled spine, morocco spine label. New Edition. Paris: Théodore le Gras, 1739. The article on Jeu de Mail in this volume is taken directly from the rare 1717 work on the subject by Lauthier, in which he begins, "There are two kinds of rules for Jeu de Mail. Those upon the way to play well, and those upon the treatment of different emergencies which may arise during the game. We shall begin with the first, which are the most essential. It is certain that of all exercises Jeu de Mail is the most pleasant, the least fatiguing, and the best for health. It is by no means violent, and one can play, converse and stroll about in congenial company all at the same time...." The lengthy rules give descriptions of playing method, clubs, balls, and body attitudes, all of which bear strong resemblance to Scottish golf. According to Harry Wood in his lengthy section on Jeu de Mail & Het Kolven in Golf Curios and the Like, "In France, Jeu de Mail degenerated by way of Pall Mall in Croquet, just as the Dutch Kolf, no doubt originally a robust game, came at last to Het Kolven. Yet the French game, even in 1717, had far more in common with the Scottish golf than any form of Dutch golf of which we have any record or evidence. It was played in the open country, it was characterised by long driving, and its rules and practice show a much closer affinity with Scottish golf than any Dutch form of the game, of which, at least, any memorial survive."
ViewThe ill effects of the game of rowlet, otherwise rowley-powley...Amos Docultree20111744Print your own Facsimile of an 18th century pamphlet.
ViewA Dictionary of the English Language on CD-ROM (1st & 4th editions)Samuel JohnsonCambridge University Press19961755A searchable digital version of Johnson's original dictionary and the 4th edition of it. Search results show the entry from both editions so one can compare.
ViewThe History of Gambling (portion extracted from The Gentleman's Magazine)Justice Fielding1756
ViewHeiroglyphik Bible (incomplete)c1770
ViewAcademie Universelle Des JeuxD.J. Changuion & T. Van Harrevelt1786
ViewAcademie Universale Des Jeux Vols. 1, 2 & 3Changuion & Harrevelt1786
ViewDictionary Barclay?s1792
ViewDictionary Sheridan?s1798
ViewA New and Easy Introduction to Geography (By way of Question and Answer) Hatchard Longman1802
ViewA Complete Course of Geography by means of Instructive Games- 5th editionGaultierDidier & Tebbett, Harris, Etc.1806
ViewDictionary Entick1806
ViewThe Elegant Preceptor (3rd edn) Crosby1809
ViewHoyles Games ImprovedJonesLowndes, etc1814
ViewFables Gay Skelton1816
ViewA Grammar of General Geography Goldsmith Longman1819
ViewA Collection of Birds and RiddlesMiss Polly & Master TommyKendrew: Yorkc1820
ViewParlour Amusements; or a new book of games and forfeitsDean and Munday1820
ViewJuvenile Martyrology Hodgsonc1820
ViewA Visit to a Farm House by T H William Darton1820
ViewHoyles Games ImprovedCharles Jones (Revised and Corrected by)1820
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