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Auction Bridge is one of the card-game rule-booklets written by Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919). The booklet was published by Goodall, and the only edition I know of was dated 1912 on the title page. It is interesting that … Continue reading
Well, finally, I am arriving at the first edition of Rubicon Bezique, by Professor Hoffmann, as published by Goodall. The first edition was dated 1895 on the title page. The example of the first edition of Rubicon Bezique in my … Continue reading
I have recently discussed the sixth edition of Rubicon Bezique, by Professor Hoffmann, published by Goodall, circa 1907. I have also talked about the seventh edition, circa 1909. Now I will take a look at the fourth edition. You may … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I discussed the seventh edition of Rubicon Bezique, by Professor Hoffmann, circa 1908. Below are two scans related to the sixth edition of that booklet. Using the same “dating” method that was applied in the post … Continue reading
Comments on “Rubicon Bezique,” by Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919), Seventh Edition, circa 1909
As mentioned elsewhere in this blog, Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919) wrote many card-game rule-booklets that were published by Goodall. The first three of those were Ecarte, Piquet, and Rubicon Bezique. As already discussed, it appears that the first … Continue reading
Note: I reposted this from another blog of mine, so some of the material in in may not make much sense. I want to explain, briefly and incompletely, why I have been handling certain things in certain ways on this … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I discussed Piquet, by Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919), mainly in connection with a boxed Piquet set issued by Goodall, circa 1902. I indicated that Piquet ran through many editions, but that it is not … Continue reading