Dangerous Card-Playing

[Buckler, Benjamin]. SERIOUS REFLECTIONS ON THE DANGEROUS TENDENCY OF THE COMMON PRACTICE OF CARD-PLAYING; Especially of 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...

London: Printed for W. Owen… Reprinted for Norman H. Handelsman… Los Angeles: The Plantin Press, 1977. Sm. 8vo. (4),iii,(3)-20,(2)pp. Illustrated with a facsimile plate. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies. Red cloth, gilt. Fine copy. Though initially attributed to Gyles Smith, the pseudonym for Sir William Blackstone, modern scholarship now attributes the work to his friend Benjamin Buckler (1718–1780). Though ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford, it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary debates.”


In stock

Stock Code: 1260B20 Collection:


For more information or to request additional photographs, please send an e-mail.

Search our Inventory

Stay in Touch

Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about new catalogue relases, upcoming events, and special offers. 
logo of mark funke bookseller with white letters "mf"