London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1893. 1st. First Edition. Large 8vo. 359 pp. Index. 28 facsimilies of early lottery, broadsides and ephemera printed on various colored paper; textual illustrations. Contemporary three-quarter brown leather & light brown cloth with gilt decoration & lettering; TEG; marbled endpapers. A very good copy (light soiling to cloth; owner bookplate; wear to extremities). Item #18070
In this first book on the history of the lottery in England the author traces the history of the lottery in England, from the year 1569 to the late 19th century.