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The card game of Quadrille...

Item # 645984 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1787  Among the articles: "On the Game of Quadrille" which is a type of card game from the 18th century. The article takes over a full page and is very descriptive. Near the back is half a column of news headed: "America" with information from a letter arrived from Philadelphia. Much news from England as well.
Included are both full page plates called for.
Complete in 96 pages, 5 1/2 by 9 inches, never-trimmed margins, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's