Cours Complet de Trictrac, avec un abrege du gammon, du jacquet et du garanguet; a la portee de tout le monde et a l'usage des amateurs
Paris: Guillaume et Cie. 1818. 12mo. , iv, 170pp. 11 engraved plates.
Expertly bound to style in half dark blue morocco and marbled paper covered boards, spine gilt with raised bands
First edition of this guide to trictrac, a game similar to backgammon.
Trictrac was a variant of backgammon that was very popular in aristocratic circles of France throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and retained its popularity until the middle of the nineteenth century. Backgammon was often called trictrac and the terms used interchangeably, but there are some notable differences between the two. For example, in trictrac, racing does not play as big of a role.