THE GAMING TABLE:
ITS VOTARIES AND VICTIMS,
In all Times and Countries,
especially in England and in France.
IN TWO VOLUMES.—VOL. I.
By Andrew Steinmetz, Esq.,
Of The Middle Temple,
Barrister-At-Law; First-Class Extra Certificate School
Of Musketry, Hythe; Late Officer Instructor Musketry,
The Queens Own Light Infantry Militia.
TO HIS GRACE
The Duke of Wellington, K.G.
THIS WORK IS DEDICATED, WITH PERMISSION, BY HIS GRACE'S
MOST DEVOTED SERVANT
To the readers of the
present generation much of this book will, doubtless,
seem incredible. Still it is a book of facts—a section
of our social history, which is, I think, worth writing,
and deserving of meditation.
fifty years ago—that is, within the memory of many a
living man—gambling was 'the rage' in England,
especially in the metropolis. Streets now meaningless
and dull—such as Osendon Street, and streets and squares
now inhabited by the most respectable in the land—for
instance, St James's Square, THEN opened doors