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MODERNIZED:

BEING EXPLANATIONS OF

THE BEST MODES OF PLAYING THE MOST POPULAR

GAMES IN PRESENT USE,

WITH

The Respectibe Kales and Regulations

ADOPTED AT THE CLUBS AND BY THE BEST PLAYERS,

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LONDON:
. GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,

THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK : 416, BROOME STREET.

268. Č. 337.

LONDON: SAVILL., EDWARDS AND CO., PRINTERS

CHANDOS STPZET.

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MY OLD AND DEAR FRIENDS

WILLIAM FLEICHER

AND

HARRY TLAKE SMART

I Dedicate

THIS NEW VERSION OF HOYLE'S GAMES

PREFACE.

l'H18 Volume comprises a series of practical treatises on Waist, CRIBBAGE, and the smaller CARD GAMES ; CHESS, DRAUGHTS, BILLIARDS, BAGATELLE, and BackGAMMON; all carefully prepared from the revised and improved text of Hoyle and other eminent authorities, and in accordance with the most approved modern methods of playing each Game.

In some cases, more particularly in those of Whist, BILLIARDS, and Chess, many Rules and Regulations, as well as various useful hints for the guidance of amateurs, have been introduced, which, although acknowledged and practised in all the Clubs and among the best players, have never before been published.

I have not thought it necessary to introduce the numerous, and often puzzling, directions for betting usually giren ; but, being desirous of

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