Rouge et Noir. The Academicians of 1823, or the Greeks of the Palais Royal and the Clubs of St. James's. Charles PERSIUS, Charles DUNNE.

Rouge et Noir. The Academicians of 1823, or the Greeks of the Palais Royal and the Clubs of St. James's.

London: 1823. FIRST EDITION. pp.310; 439-456, with hand-coloured frontispiece entitled 'La Roulette'. Not including pages 311 to 438, which were redacted in some cases. Bound in original linen-backed grey boards with paper label to spine, edges untrimmed. Heraldic bookplate to pastedown, bound without flyleaves, minor wear to binding, label toned. A particularly bright copy. A searing contemporary indictment of gambling clubs in Regency London. Controversial at the time of publication for actually naming some of the more profligate members of the gamester nobility. Item #42546

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