Lists of the most popular posts (top ten) for two other timeframes: ninety days, and about two years . . .

Note:  I have excluded posts that have nothing to do with card-game booklets.  Also, I have color-coded certain posts that are shown in both lists.

Ninety days:

More on “The Royal Game of Bezique,” by Camden, published by Goodall 23

Semi-random notes and observations on George Frederick Pardon (Captain Crawley) . . . 21

What some of the 1860s playing cards looked like, and a little on Professor Hoffmann 17

Comments on playing-cards sets in general, and on a Goodall Bridge set, circa 1911, in particular 15

Charles Goodall & Son, and card-game rule-booklets as a genre 12

A Goodall bypath: Cavendish in 32mo — details quoted directly from Jessel, with some illustrations 12

Interesting Khanhoo set on eBay . . . auction ends on January 21, 2012 11

Comments on a “Goodall’s Poker Patience” set . . . 11

Comments on bibliography — Part 1: Some thoughts on “bibliography” in general, and “magic bibliography” in particular, and, by extension, “playing-card bibliography” . . . 11

Professor Hoffmann and “Bridge Whist” 10

About two years:

More on “The Royal Game of Bezique,” by Camden, published by Goodall 118

Comments on an inscribed copy of Professor Hoffmann’s “Patience Games,” 1900, and on other books inscribed by Professor Hoffmann 102

Charles Goodall & Son, and card-game rule-booklets as a genre 86

Comments on card-game rule-booklets and pseudonyms, and on materials used by Goodall in the manufacture of card-game sets, and on “Kuhn Khan,” by Nemo, 1912 85

Comments on “The Royal Game of Bezique,” circa 1869 — my earliest Goodall card-game rule-booklet — and comments on a cool and instructive Bezique set 83

A Goodall bypath: Cavendish in 32mo — details quoted directly from Jessel, with some illustrations 74

What some of the 1860s playing cards looked like, and a little on Professor Hoffmann 73

Comments on Professor Hoffmann’s “Progressive Whist, Hearts, & Euchre,” [1902], and on later editions 66

Comments on playing-cards sets in general, and on a Goodall Bridge set, circa 1911, in particular 63

A listing of first editions of Professor Hoffmann’s rule-booklets, according to Frederic Jessel and the Bodleian Library 61

—Tom Sawyer

Wednesday, January 9, 2012

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