In 1889, there appeared two particular books published by Goodall under the following rather unusual, but similar, author names:
The following two entries from Jessel illuminate matters a little:
So, it seems that A.B. Lougher and Lieut. Bougher were both Charles Frederick Pardon, also known as Rawdon Crawley, Bt. This was a son of George Frederick Pardon. I have done a little research, but I have little or no idea how the man arrived at the Lougher and Bougher pen names.
Thanks to David Levy, whom I have mentioned before in this blog, I am able to post scans of a copy of the Bougher booklet in his collection. I appreciate David’s kindness in sending me scans!
The Bodleian Library catalog shows two copies. One is dated 1889 and is from Jessel’s collection. The other is a fifth edition, 1896.
Bougher’s Euchre: It’s Methods and Maxims is, I am fairly sure, quite a scarce booklet. I have never seen a copy offered for sale.
Monday, November 26, 2012