The Gaming Table

Andrew Steinmetz (1816-1877) was the author of: The Novitiate (1846), History of the Jesuits (1848), Tobacco: Its History... (1857), Japan and Her People (1859), Military Gymnastics of the French (1861), A Manual of Weathercasts (1866), The ...

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Andrew Steinmetz (1816-1877) was the author of: The Novitiate (1846), History of the Jesuits (1848), Tobacco: Its History... (1857), Japan and Her People (1859), Military Gymnastics of the French (1861), A Manual of Weathercasts (1866), The Romance of Duelling in all Times and Countries (1868), The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims (2 volumes) (1870) and The Smoker's Guide (1878).

The Gaming Table

one of the players absorbed in the game . “ Why , man , you have a wife and five
children , ' said the speaker . This infatuation may be simply ridiculous ; but it has
also a horrible aspect . A distracted wife has rushed to the gaming table ...

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The Gaming Table Its Votaries and Victims Vol I II

In reading his Memoirs we are apt to get indignant at the fellow's successes; ... The account given of him at the gaming table is most afflicting, ...

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The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims, edition in two volumes, represents history of gambling from ancient times in India, Egypt and Greece to modern days England, France and United States. The book covers all sorts of gaming and gambling, including card games, board games, lotteries, tricks, frauds and many more schemes that developed throughout the ages.

The Gaming Table

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The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims Volume I (of II): Large Print By Andrew Steinmetz Chevaliers d'industrie, or polite and accomplished sharpers, have always existed in every city, from the earliest times to the present. The ordinary progress of these interesting gentlemen is as follows. Their debut is often difficult, and many of them are stopped short in their career. They only succeed by means of great exertion and severe trials; but they endure everything in order to be tolerated or permitted to exercise their calling. To secure credit they ally themselves with men of respectability, or those who pass for such. When they have no titles they fabricate them; and few persons dispute their claims. They are found useful for the pleasures of society, the expenses of which they often pay-at the cost of the dupes they make in the world. The income of chevaliers d'industrie is at first derived from those inexperienced persons whom they get in their clutches by means of every kind of enticement, in order to ruin them some day-if they have any 'expectations' or are likely to be rich; or in order to make accomplices of them if they have only aptitudes for the purpose. After having led them from error to error, after suggesting to them all sorts of wants and vices, they make them gamble, if they are of age; they hold up play to them as an inexhaustible source of wealth. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

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Excerpt from The Gaming Table, Vol. 1 of 2: Its Votaries and Victims, in All Times and Countries, Especially in England and in France N o doubt gambling, in the sense treated of in this book, has ceased in England.

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Excerpt from The Gaming Table, Vol. 1 of 2: Its Votaries and Victims, in All Times and Countries, Especially in England and in France N o doubt gambling, in the sense treated of in this book, has ceased in England. If there be here and there a Roulette or Rouge et Nair table in Operation, its existence is now known only to a few sworn-brethren if gambling at cards prevails in certain quarters, it is kept quiet.' The vice is not barefaced. It slinks and skulks away into corners and holes, like a poisoned rat. Therefore, public morality has triumphed, or, to use the card-phrase, trumped' over this dreadful abuse; and the law has done its duty, or has reason to expect congratulation for its success, in putting down gaming houses. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Gaming Table

The book covers all sorts of gaming and gambling, including card games, board games, lotteries, tricks, frauds and many more schemes that developed throughout the ages.

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The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims, edition in two volumes, represents history of gambling from ancient times in India, Egypt and Greece to modern days England, France and United States. The book covers all sorts of gaming and gambling, including card games, board games, lotteries, tricks, frauds and many more schemes that developed throughout the ages.

The Gaming Table

The second of a two-volume study of all aspects of The Gaming Table "In all Times and Countries, especially in England and in France."

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ISBN: 9781406855241

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The second of a two-volume study of all aspects of The Gaming Table "In all Times and Countries, especially in England and in France."

The Gaming Table

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A comprehensive guide to worldwide gaming establishments for gambling artifact collectors, which includes names, addresses, open and closing dates, chip, check and token designs, and other pertinent information. Volume 2 of 2

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ISBN: 1546583173

Category: Casinos

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A comprehensive guide to worldwide gaming establishments for gambling artifact collectors, which includes names, addresses, open and closing dates, chip, check and token designs, and other pertinent information. Volume 2 of 2

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Excerpt from The Gaming Table, Vol. 1 of 2: Its Votaries and Victims, in All Times and Countries, Especially in England and in France To the readers of the present generation much of this hook will, doubtless, seem incredible. Still it is a hook of facts - a section of our social history, which is, I think, worth writing, and deserving of meditation. Forty or fifty years ago - that is, within, the memory of many a living man - gambling was 'the rage' in England, especially in the metropolis. Streets now meaningless and dull - such as Oxendon Street, and streets and squares now inhabited by the most respectable in the land - for instance, St James's Square, then opened doors to countless votaries of the fickle and capricious goddess of Fortune; in the rooms of which many a nobleman, many a gentleman, many an officer of the Army and Navy, clergymen, tradesmen, clerks, and apprentices, were 'cleaned out' - ruined, and driven to self-murder, or to crimes that led to the gallows. 'I have myself,' says a writer of the time, 'seen hanging in chains a man whom a short time before I saw at a Hazard table!' History, as it is commonly written, does not sufficiently take cognizance of the social pursuits and practices that sap the vitality of a nation; and yet these are the leading influences in its destiny - making it what it is and will be, at least through many generations, by example and the inexorable laws that preside over what is called 'hereditary transmission.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.