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Very rare first edition of the classic Dutch handbook of card games

Nieuwe beschrijving der meest gebruikelijke kaartspelen, zoo als die hier te lande gespeeld worden. Geheel oorspronkelijk bewerkt.
Amsterdam, Hendrik Moolenijzer, 1821. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Original publisher's grey printed wrappers. [2], IV, 90; [2], 94, [2] pp.
€ 1,100
Very rare first edition of a description of the most popular card games played in the Netherlands in the first quarter of the 19th century, published in two parts. The first part includes descriptions of the card games vijfhonderden (or: smousjassen), klaverjassen (klaberjass), schutjassen, pandoeren, jassen met den driehoek, zwikken, huffelen, wisselspel and others. The second part includes the famous whist as well as ombre (three versions), quadrille and piket and others. Edmund Hoyle had published his famous first game book (on Whist) in 1742 and his first collected edition of various games in 1748, translated into Dutch in 1790. While both parts of the present book note that they provide standardized rules as the games are most often played "in this country" (the present Netherlands and Belgium were united as a single kingdom from 1815 to 1830), the introduction to part one explicitly describes the games themselves as those most often played in this country, while the second part covers the four games that appeared in Hoyles book.
Spine cracked, front hinge nearly-cracked, wrappers a little worn and soiled, but otherwise a rare work in good condition. Picarta (2 copies); cf. WorldCat (1828 and later editions).
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