Just a brief note. Some time back, Edward Copisarow sent me certain information regarding Stationers’ Hall entries of Goodall publications.
That information shows August 15, 1868 for the date upon which The Royal Game of Bezique was first published.
Edward’s information has other Bezique-related dates as well.
What is not clear to me are the exact specifications of the publication just mentioned — and whether it actually bore the date 1868.
But obviously the key date is 1868.
Sunday, December 2, 2012