London: Gye & Balne, , First edition. With three large folding tables of probabilties (on two plates) and tables throughout. Engraved title-page vignette. Clean throughout aside from some foxing to first and last few leaves and to plates. Creases on plates reinforced with document tape. Reference library stamp to verso of title-page. A very good, untrimmed copy of this handbook on gambling and game theory that draws on advanced mathematical principles. Untrimmed in modern calf-backed marbled boards. Octavo. , 350, [2, errata] pp. Item #17088
A contemporary library record describes the present work as “A curious book, containing the announcement and solution of ninety problems and many games. The author aims to guard the novice against incurring the hazards of gaming, by showing the expectations in each individual play.”.
Annual Report of the Superintendent of Insurance to the New York Legislature (1868), p. cxxxiii.