English writer on card games, especially whist; his laws of whist were in effect for more than a hundred years from 1760 to 1864.
Printed Book, Edmond Hoyle’s Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chefs, and Back-Gammon, Complete…, signed on the verso of the title page which bears an Advertisement stating that “…No Copies of this Book are genuine, but what are signed by the Author,” apparently in an attempt to circumvent pirating or the selling of pirated editions. London: Printed for Thomas Osborne, Henry Woodfall and Richard Baldwin, undated. Small octavo; 216 pages; brown calf boards. Contained in a handsome custom-designed quarter-leather brown fall-back box.