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- Observations regarding early printings of Cavendish’s “The Pocket Guide to Bezique”: Part 2
- Observations regarding early printings of Cavendish’s “The Pocket Guide to Bezique”: Part 1
- My earliest Cavendish booklets . . .
- Update on my forthcoming bibliography of Professor Hoffmann’s card-game booklets . . .
- A little change to the title of this blog . . .
- Unequivocal answers as to the sequence of the three booklets discussed in the preceding two posts!
- A quick analysis of the chronology of the “Selected Patience Games” booklets discussed in the preceding post . . .
- It is difficult to use logic to prove subtle points regarding Goodall’s card-game booklets, and that is one of the fascinations of collecting them . . .
- Strangeness in “Patience Games,” Series 2, and “Selected Patience Games” . . .
- Looking at Professor Hoffmann’s “Selected Patience Games” from early during the Goodall-De La Rue period . . .
- A superficial treatment of the evolution of “Selected Patience Games,” by Professor Hoffmann in the post-1922 era . . .
- UPDATED POST: A brief note on my forthcoming book on Professor Hoffmann’s card-game booklets . . .
- Something I have been thinking about lately . . . also, some “collecting” memories . . .
- Comments on an early Chas. Goodall & Son “Patience” set . . .
- Revisiting my earliest Goodall booklet and set, namely a two-pack Bezique set from 1868 or thereabouts . . .
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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