Monthly Archives: September 2011

Further comments on an inscribed copy of “Patience Games,” 1900, inscribed by Professor Hoffmann . . .

In an earlier post, I listed many inscribed Professor Hoffmann books of which I am aware, and I listed among them an inscribed copy of Hoffmann’s Patience Games, 1900. As I mentioned in that post, H. Adrian Smith, one of … Continue reading

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Comments on “Draw-Bridge,” [1905]

According to the catalog of the Bodleian Library, Frederic Jessel possessed four copies of Draw-Bridge, dated as follows:  [1905], 1906, 1909, and 1917.  The Bodleian shows Charles Vidal Diehl and J.W. Yates as the authors.  The booklet itself says “(Diehl-Yates … Continue reading

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Some modifications planned . . .

In the near future, probably starting today, I am going to begin removing (actually, making “Private”) most or all of the posts on this blog that seem to me to have an inadequate connection to the topic of card-game rule-booklets. … Continue reading

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A little problem with the numbering . . .

I just noticed that the recent posts on Quinto, as viewable on this blog, went as follows: 1, 2, 4, 6.  Parts 3 and 5 were missing. It turns out that I had the visibility for Part 3 set on … Continue reading

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Comments on Quinto: Part 5, A circa-1907 Goodall leaflet advertising the game. . . [Note: I posted this out of sequence — Part 6 appears below.]

I have already recently discussed two of the Quino items published by Goodall, first, the sixpence booklet (dated 1907), and then an eight-page folded-sheet of instructions (undated but circa 1909).  This post deals with a third item issued by Goodall … Continue reading

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Comments on Quinto: Part 6, “The Game of Quinto,” Cincinnati, 1907 . . . [Note: I posted this out of sequence — Part 5 appears above.]

So far, in Parts 1 through 5 of this particular series of posts, I have talked about three different Goodall publications dealing with Professor Hoffmann’s game Quinto.  All three of those were published in England.  Now I am going to … Continue reading

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