Monthly Archives: February 2011

Comments on “Cribbage,” by Rawdon Crawley

I mentioned that I had duplicates or near-duplicates of certain booklets pictured on page 36 of Mike Goodall’s year-2000 book on the Goodalls.  Mike shows a fourth edition of Cribbage, by Rawdon Crawley.  Below is shown a scan of a … Continue reading

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Comments on the illustrations of card-game rule-booklets in Mike Goodall’s year-2000 book on the Goodalls

In this post, I want to talk a little about Mike Goodall’s year-2000 book on the Goodalls. As I have mentioned before, the book does not have an ordinary title page, and the cover seems to use a Goodall advertisement … Continue reading

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Comments on an unusual Goodall item: “The Art of Carving,” by Thomas M. Hilliard, 1899

On page 39 of his year-2000 book on the Goodalls, Mike Goodall makes reference to four “Bijou Books for the Home,” in his chapter on Goodall publications.  The details he provides are somewhat sketchy, but some time ago I came into … Continue reading

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Answers to the quiz questions — do not read this post if you want to take the quiz — see the previous post, below, instead!

Below are answers to the quiz questions.  Do not read these answers if you want to take the quiz!  Instead, go to the preceding post! A Quiz (With Answers) 1.  What design feature do all five of the booklets possess … Continue reading

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Test your card-game rule-booklet acumen: A little quiz!

Do not sent me your answers — the quiz is only for your own enjoyment.  I will state the answers in a separate post, quite soon. Below are scans of five card-game rule-booklets.  (I have not shown scans of any … Continue reading

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Further comments on terminology in relation to card-game rule-booklets, and a little lesson in bibliography relating to “The Pocket Guide to Bezique,” by Cavendish (a De La Rue publication)

This is an edited version of a post I orignally posted on January 4, 2011, at 1:06 a.m.  It is posible that some of you have already seen it (in its earlier version). In general, after the “first edition” of … Continue reading

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