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TIME LINE PRE-1800'S

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OLD DRAUGHTS PRINTS - Pre 1756

Located in Wellcome Library , London

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Title details: Four men gathered around a table, an old man in a cloak and a man with a document standing, the other two playing a game of draughts / Aquatint by S. Ireland after W. Hogarth.
[Lettering :
Characters who frequented Button's coffee-house about the year 1720 Hogarth del: Sam: Ireland fecit ]  
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 544375i
Summary: The identification of the persons present is questionable

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 V0040235 Credit: Wellcome Library, London
Two men are sitting outside a cottage playing a game of draughts, a woman is standing in the doorway holding a baby and a jug. Engraving by Chs. Beyer.  

Library reference no.: ICV No 40807 

 
1756
"AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS" BY WILLIAM PAYNE IS PUBLISHED IN LONDON. 
THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK ON THE GAME PRINTED IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. IT INCLUDES A DEDICATION TO THE EARL OF ROCHFORD WRITTEN BY SAMUEL JOHNSON. 
 
1794 
6/2-  ISRAEL COHEN VS. H. BEAUMONT 1-0-19 at LONDON.
THIS IS THE EARLIEST RECORD OF A MATCH SCORE.

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