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Vi                             ADVERTISEMENT.
dangerous Games present, have been calcu­lated according to the rules of mathematical analysis, with the view of dispelling an illusion, but too extensively cherished, that there exists certain systems of play by which the initiated can chain up the wheel of Fortune at pleasure, and win large sums with mathe­matical certainty.
Under the head of the second, a new trea­tise upon the fashionable game of Ecarte has been substituted for the jejune and defective article of the former edition. Short Whist has been revised, and Long Whist and Piquet enriched by some new calculations.
Under the head of the third class, the reader will first find the fundamental principles of Chess lucidly demonstrated, and its supposed analogy with the science of war explained away by a succinct account of the war game at present cultivated in the armies of Russia and Pussia, and which was invented in order to illustrate, more faithfully than Chess can do, tactical movements as they actually occur in the field. Secondly, a treatise upon Polish
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