, written in 1674
by Charles Cotton
, describing games and how to play them. The full title is: "The Compleat Gamester: or Instructions - How to play at Billiards, Trucks, Bowls and Chess - together with all manner of usual and most Gentile
Games either on Cards
or Dice - to which is added the Arts and Mysteries of Riding, Racing, Archery
Modeled after Izaak Walton's book, The Compleat Angler, a treatise on fishing, it is the definitive reference for how games were played in Restoration England.