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Monthly Archives: July 2011
Still further comments on relative scarcity among card-game rule-booklets published by Goodall: A look at edition size. Also, a strange bibliographical fact.
To help round-out the discussion of “scarcity” and “rarity,” I thought I would take a look at the question of “edition size” in card-game rule-booklets. I’ll start out by saying that I don’t know much about the topic. I haven’t … Continue reading
Earlier today, I posted some comments relating to “rarity.” At that time, I intimated that I would return to the topic, and I am doing so now. Anyway, the following are just a few off-the-cuff remarks–probably over-generalized and oversimplified in … Continue reading
Goodall published a large number of card-game rule-booklets, and many of them are scarce, and possibly rare. There are a fair number of Goodall booklets that I have never seen offered for sale. (The same applies to the De La … Continue reading
Comments on a bibliography of swimming, which makes reference to George Frederick Pardon (Captain Crawley) and also to Professor Hoffmann
Note: I posted this on September 24, 2010, on a different blog. (It is no longer viewable on the other blog.) Then I briefly posted a modified version on this blog, on July 15, 2011. This is a further-modified version … Continue reading
Comments on bibliographies and their relationship to card-game rule-booklets, with special attention to Frederic Jessel
About 106 years ago there appeared Frederic Jessel’s A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming (Longmans, London, 1905). Shortly after it was published, a review appeared in the New York Times praising it in extremely mild … Continue reading
A brief overview of Professor Hoffmann’s writings on card games (apart from his card-game rule-booklets)
[This post speaks as of July 23, 2011. On March 28, 2020, I added two sentences (in boldface).] Professor Hoffmann’s non-Goodall writings on card games present a rather convoluted situation. Below I will draw a sketchy picture. Professor Hoffmann’s The Modern … Continue reading
The cover designs of many of Goodall’s card-game rule-booklets are often extremely complex, and it would have been quite straightforward for an artist to place his (or her, but I don’t know of any female artists employed by Goodall) initials … Continue reading
I said “1892,” in the above title, because that is the date that Jessel gives for Foster’s Pocket Guide to Modern Whist, by R.F. Foster. Jessel also designates the work as 16mo, but I think it was probably basically the … Continue reading
I imagine that Professor Hoffmann’s card-game rule-booklet entitled Five Hundred is one of the scarcer booklets by Hoffmann. The Bodleian Library gives the year 1908 for that title, so that year presumably appeared on the title page, and it seems … Continue reading
Further comments on Professor Hoffmann’s “Progressive Whist, Hearts, & Euchre,” , and related works
Recently I have talked quite a bit about Professor Hoffmann’s Progressive Whist, Bridge, Hearts, & Euchre, , and the fact that there were two other versions (revisions), one which added Bridge, and one which further added Solo-Whist. Also, it appears … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I listed the titles of sixteen card-game rule-booklets written by Professor Hoffmann. You might say, “What if I have a copy of the combined edition of Rubicon Bezique and Bezique? Does that ‘count’ as having a … Continue reading
Comments on cover titles that vary from the title-page titles in Professor Hoffmann’s card-game rule-booklets
Revised 07-18-11. The cover titles of Goodall’s card-game rule-booklets do not always restate the title as found on the title page. I have not made any real study of this, but a few instances — as to works by Professor … Continue reading
The answer to this question: “How many card-game rule-booklets did Professor Hoffmann write for Charles Goodall & Son?”
There are some problems in determining exactly how many different card-game rule-booklets Professor Hoffmann (Angelo J. Lewis, 1839-1919) wrote. According to the evidence I have seen so far, in my opinion that number is “sixteen.” A purist might contend that … Continue reading
Note: This is a revised version of a post that I originally wrote on January 4, 2011. This version is much longer. Last night [that is, on January 3, or thereabouts], I began to write a post on Kuhn Kahn, a … Continue reading
Comments on Professor Hoffmann’s “Progressive Whist, Hearts, & Euchre,” , and on later editions
The catalog of the Bodleian Library lists three basic versions of Professor Hoffmann’s Progressive Whist, Hearts, & Euchre, each with a different title, as follows: Progressive Whist, Hearts, & Euchre,  (Jessel shows the same date, but without brackets or parentheses.) … Continue reading
The Amenities of Card-Game Rule-Booklet Collecting and Kindred Affections: Angelo J. Lewis ("Professor Hoffmann"), John Leighton ("Luke Limner"), James Hogg ("Portland"), and Others
In 1918, A. Edward Newton’s The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections was published. Probably it is more frequently known simply as The Amenities of Book-Collecting, and that is probably a good thing. Either way, though, that has to be one … Continue reading
This afternoon, I ran across an online article by Jonathan Allen, entitled “Mark of Integrity,” in Cabinet, Spring 2009. Although I just read through it quickly, it appears to be a literate and well-researched article. To me, far and away … Continue reading
I have been interested in Professor Hoffmann for many years now. My research “resources,” though, are really quite minimal, so it should never really come as a surprise to me when I run across something significant that is new (to … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I indicated that I knew of only one edition of Professor Hoffmann’s Auction Bridge. It turns out that there are at least two editions dated 1912 on the title page. The presumably earlier one mentions both … Continue reading