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- Observations regarding early printings of Cavendish’s “The Pocket Guide to Bezique”: Part 2
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- 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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Monthly Archives: March 2017
I suspect that Chas. Goodall & Son did not issue any patience sets until at least 1900, when the first edition of Professor Hoffmann’s Patience Games was published. (See illustration below.) However, I am not aware of any Goodall patience-set issued that … Continue reading
Revisiting my earliest Goodall booklet and set, namely a two-pack Bezique set from 1868 or thereabouts . . .
I discussed my earliest Goodall set (a two-pack Bezique set) in an earlier post, in 2010. The scans for that post were really quite poor. I have a different scanner now, which easily produces much better scans than the earlier … Continue reading
How did Frederic Jessel arrange his bibliography? It’s a question I have not really thought much about in the past, and I suppose it is not a question of prime importance, since the book does have a certain flow to it … Continue reading
What is the best way to organize a bibliography of card-game booklets? This is just a rhetorical question, and I don’t want to impose on anyone by asking for any real answers, but I’ll set forth a few of my … Continue reading
Below is a scan showing the three formats of The Royal Game of Bezique as published by Charles Goodall & Son. The largest is a rather interesting early printing. This is apparently a two-toned variation of the large-format version listed in … Continue reading
On page 50 of Mike Goodall’s year-2000 book Charles Goodall & Son: The Family and the Firm 1820-1922 is a little image of Goodall’s “Marlborough” cabinet (from a catalog or advertisement). It is designated as “The ‘Marlborough’ and ‘Blenheim,’” which … Continue reading
After working on some of those recent posts, I got to thinking about the Chas. Goodall & Son designs for the Ace of Spaces, which (at least the main one discussed here) was also used in other contexts. You can see images … Continue reading