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- Links for use by those who might wish to purchase copies of my most recent books . . .
- My new bibliography is now on eBay, for domestic purchases — I expect to add international shipping late this week . . .
- I’m ALMOST ready to sell copies of my new “A Bibliography of Card-Game Booklets Written by Professor Hoffmann” . . .
- What does a collection of card-game booklets look like?
- The likely cover for “Victorian-Age Conjuring Books: A Guide for Collectors and Bibliographers” . . .
- A super-quick but highly interesting factoid . . .
- The three author-bibliographies of my “youth” . . . Trollope, Carroll, and Haggard . . .
- I have received the books from the printer, but it will be a while before any are distributed or offered for sale!!!
- A little more on “The Bijou Hoyle” . . .
- Warne’s “The Bijou Hoyle,” from Warne’s Bijou Library . . .
- A comparison of the queen of diamonds from two of Goodall’s Historic Playing Cards sets . . .
- A look at the back-designs of two similar packs of Goodall’s Historic Playing Cards . . .
- Re a little booklet I issued eons ago . . .
- Something you don’t see every day — twelve examples of Professor Hoffmann’s “Bridge” . . .
- Another Goodall four-pack Bézique box, not as beautiful as the one discussed in the preceding post . . .
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Monthly Archives: November 2012
If an avid collector of card-game booklets does not have a certain booklet in his or her collection, that says something about the scarcity of the booklet — at least, that is so if the collector has been collecting for … Continue reading
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who write about card games, and those who invent them. Oh, okay, there are also many other kinds of people. And that is proven by the fact that Professor Hoffmann … Continue reading
For a long time, I (Tom) had been mystified by the pen names “A.B. Lougher” and “Lieut. Bougher.” Since, according to Jessel, these were pen names of Charles Frederick Pardon (son of George Frederick Pardon), and since George used the … Continue reading
Back around 1995, as I may have mentioned elsewhere in this blog, I became somewhat disenchanted with the magic collecting field — in part because of what I perceived to be, oh, maybe a low level of scholarship, overall, among … Continue reading
Unless I am mistaken, I am now approaching the second anniversary of my first post on this blog. It looks as though my first post here was December 22, 2010. In the period that I have been running the blog, … Continue reading
Soon, I will reveal the “truth” about the pen names “A.B. Lougher” and “Lieut. Bougher,” but now . . .
Soon, probably tomorrow (Thursday), I will present information on the apparent real derivation of the two pen names mentioned in the title to this post — based on information which Edward Copisarow sent me. But I will now give a … Continue reading
Comments on “Hearts, Heartsette, and Ombre,” a very scarce card-game booklet by Professor Hoffmann, published by Goodall, 1902 — thanks to Edward Copisarow . . .
Edward Copisarow recently sent me images of his copy of Hearts, Heartsette, and Ombre, by Professor Hoffmann, published by Goodall, 1902 — the only copy I know of in a private collection. Through Edward’s courtesy, I am able to post … Continue reading