Monthly Archives: October 2012

Comments on Captain Crawley’s “Whist for All Players,” as revised by Rawdon Crawley, early binding style, 1891 . . . . . .

Courtesy of Mike Goodall, I am able to show an image of an earlier binding style (and title page) for Whist for All Players, specifically an 1891 edition. Below is a scan of the covers.  This front cover is significantly … Continue reading

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Comments on Captain Crawley’s “Whist for All Players,” as revised by Rawdon Crawley, Tenth Edition, 1895 . . .

Because of the kindness of Mike Goodall, I am able now to reach back even further than the 1902 Fifteenth Edition of Whist for All Players as discussed in the preceding post.  The scans in this post were sent to … Continue reading

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Comments on “Whist for All Players,” by Captain Crawley — Part 4: Remarks on my earliest copy, Fifteenth Edition, 1902 . . .

Below are scans relating to my earliest copy of Captain Crawley’s Whist for All Players.  The cover design is distinctly different from those of the other copies pictured in this blog.  All of the copies pictured are the revised version, … Continue reading

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Comments on “Whist for All Players,” by Captain Crawley — Part 3: Remarks about a 1903 edition . . .

When one considers that the first edition of Whist for All Players was published in 1873, it might appear that a 1903 edition could not be considered all that early.  But I consider it early, all things considered, for a … Continue reading

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Comments on “Whist for All Players,” by Captain Crawley–Part 2: Notes on a typical later edition . . .

Preliminary Note: I want to start out by saying that–usually, in this blog–when I speak of “editions” I am really referring to printings, which may or may not contain revisions.  A bibliographer would normally not consider a book to be … Continue reading

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Comments on “Whist for All Players,” by Captain Crawley — Part 1

Note:  This will be a multi-part post, hence the “Part 1” in the title of this post. In 1873, there appeared the first edition of a Goodall booklet by Captain Crawley which was reprinted a number of times by Goodall … Continue reading

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Coming up soon (maybe): Comments on Captain Crawley’s “Whist for All Players” . . .

Anyway, it is something I am considering! —Tom Sawyer October 23, 2012

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