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The Doctrine of Chances, or the Theory of Gaming, Made Easy to every Person acquainted with common Arithmetic, so as to enable them to calculate the Probabilities of Events in Lotteries, Cards, Horse Racing, Dice, &c. with Tables on Chance, never before published

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The Doctrine of Chances, or the Theory of Gaming, Made Easy to every Person acquainted with common Arithmetic, so as to enable them to calculate the Probabilities of Events in Lotteries, Cards, Horse Racing, Dice, &c. with Tables on Chance, never before published

by Rouse, William

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London: Gye & Balne, [1814], First edition. Untrimmed in modern calf-backed marbled boards. . Octavo. 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. 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."

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Bookseller
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17088
Title
The Doctrine of Chances, or the Theory of Gaming, Made Easy to every Person acquainted with common Arithmetic, so as to enable them to calculate the Probabilities of Events in Lotteries, Cards, Horse Racing, Dice, &c. with Tables on Chance, never before published
Author
Rouse, William
Format/binding
Untrimmed in modern calf-backed marbled boards.
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gye & Balne,
Place of Publication
London:
Date Published
[1814],
Pages
[2], 350, [2, errata] pp.
Size
Octavo
Size
Octavo

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