Collection of Fashionable Card Games and Diverse Pastimes
British Library 2013
Hardback 96pp Illustrated
9780712357395   Product Code: 19816
From the genteel card games of Jane Austen's novels to the doomed rakes of Hogarth, gambling permeated every rung of Georgian society. This entertaining and lavishly illustrated miscellany intersperses details of the fashionable card and dice games of the period with anti-gambling pamphlets, vivid descriptions of the most notorious gaming houses, wagers on cock-fighting, bull-baiting and boxing, and accounts of the ruination of addicted aristocrats.