Comments on Quinto: Part 4, “A Brief Description of Quinto: The Newest and Most Original of Card Games,” by Professor Hoffmann, [1909]

I have already discussed Goodall’s first Quinto item, in the preceding post.

The second Goodall item dealing with Quinto is a leaflet by Professor Hoffmann — one long strip of paper folded into four leaves, making in essence an eight-page pamphlet.  It is titled A Brief Description of Quinto:  The Newest and Most Original of Card Games.  (There is no colon in the title in the actual item.)  The attribution is:  “Invented By Professor Hoffmann.”

The Bodleian Library lists what is probably the same item, showing [1909] as the date. Since the sixpence rule-booklet appeared in 1907, and Goodall’s significant Birmingham operation ceased in 1912, it is highly likely that the present pamphlet appeared in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, or 1912.  This fits in well with the [1909] stated by the Bodleian Library.

I am very happy to be able to show, in this post, the first page and the last page (which are contiguous) of the item, courtesy of David Levy, in whose collection an original resides.  David operates an illuminating blog called, “Edmond Hoyle, Gent.”  (Check it out, using the link to it toward the top of the column to the right of this post.)


I actually have a scan of the entire document, thanks to David, and I may show the whole thing in a future post.

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