Monthly Archives: January 2011

Comments on “Piquet,” by Professor Hoffmann, Fifth Edition, 1902

Frederic Jessel’s 1905 bibliography shows that the first edition of Piquet, by Professor Hoffmann, was dated 1895.  (He doesn’t call it the first edition.)  The Bodleian Library shows a copy of the second edition (from Jessel’s collection), dated 1896.  I find … Continue reading

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Comments on a circa-1907 Goodall leaflet advertising the game called Quinto, which was invented by Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919)

In an earlier post, I talked a little bit about Quinto, a booklet by Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919) published by Goodall.  Based on the listing of the booklet in the Bodleian Library’s catalog, the first edition was dated … Continue reading

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Did I hear you say you wanted to hear about the first edition of “Patience Games,” by Professor Hoffmann, 1900? I thought so!

In a very recent post, I mentioned the 1902 edition of Patience Games, by Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919), published by Goodall.  I stated that the first edition appeared in 1900.  Patience Games actually kicked-off a series of booklets, … Continue reading

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Comments on the 1902 edition of “Patience Games,” by Professor Hoffmann

The first edition of Patience Games, by Professor Hoffmann (published by Goodall) was dated 1900.  It was followed by Patience Games, Second Series, the first edition of which was dated 1901. But the 1900 edition of Patience Games was not … Continue reading

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Comments on card-game rule-booklets and pseudonyms, and on materials used by Goodall in the manufacture of card-game sets, and on “Kuhn Khan,” by Nemo, 1912

For some reason, there exists an extraordinary concentration of pseudonyms in works published as card-game rule-booklets.  Cavendish wrote around twenty for De La Rue. Professor Hoffmann wrote around sixteen for Goodall.  Captain Crawley wrote several.  A fair number of other … Continue reading

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A few comments on other companies

As I have mentioned, Charles Goodall & Son was not the only company to issue card-game rule-booklets during the period 1868-1922 (with which this blog is primarily concerned).  The main other company was Thomas De La Rue and Co., and … Continue reading

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Comments on “Rover Bridge,” 1917, by Ernest Bergholt (1856-1925)

In 1917, Charles Goodall & Son published Rover Bridge, a card-game rule-booklet by Ernest Bergholt.  I suspect that it may have more words on the title page than any other card-game rule-booklet.  The card game of Rover Bridge was based … Continue reading

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