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- The three author-bibliographies of my “youth” . . . Trollope, Carroll, and Haggard . . .
- I have received the books from the printer, but it will be a while before any are distributed or offered for sale!!!
- A little more on “The Bijou Hoyle” . . .
- Warne’s “The Bijou Hoyle,” from Warne’s Bijou Library . . .
- A comparison of the queen of diamonds from two of Goodall’s Historic Playing Cards sets . . .
- A look at the back-designs of two similar packs of Goodall’s Historic Playing Cards . . .
- Re a little booklet I issued eons ago . . .
- Something you don’t see every day — twelve examples of Professor Hoffmann’s “Bridge” . . .
- Another Goodall four-pack Bézique box, not as beautiful as the one discussed in the preceding post . . .
- A beautiful, early Goodall Bézique box . . .
- Another possible cover-design . . .
- The current title-page and frontispiece of my forthcoming bibliography of Professor Hoffmann’s “Goodall” booklets . . .
- Comments on “Bridge Hints” . . .
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Monthly Archives: June 2017
For quite a few years now (since apparently December 2010), this blog has been called “A blog about card-game rule-booklets published by Charles Goodall & Son during the period 1868 to 1922.” David Levy suggested to me (“way back when”) … Continue reading
Below are scans of the title pages of the booklets discussed in the preceding two posts. They are posted in the correct order of their appearance–which happens to be the C-A-B sequence arrived at very simply (but less conclusively) in … Continue reading
A quick analysis of the chronology of the “Selected Patience Games” booklets discussed in the preceding post . . .
Note: If you want to try to figure out the sequence on your own, you should look at the previous post before you look at this one. Here (in smaller form) are the same images as in the preceding post. … Continue reading
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 . . .
I suppose that I could list quite a few things which “aren’t the way they should be” in connection with Goodall’s booklets. Of course, such problems add greatly to the pleasure and fascination of collecting the little gems from Goodall. … Continue reading
I am sure that all of us have made the mistake of having a verb agree with a non-subject noun, and not agree with the subject. This may happen where you have the subject noun, and then the non-subject noun, … Continue reading
Looking at Professor Hoffmann’s “Selected Patience Games” from early during the Goodall-De La Rue period . . .
This is a follow-up to the preceding post, which I just posted a little while ago. I prepared a lot of this post back in March, so please don’t get the idea that I could throw a post like this … Continue reading
A superficial treatment of the evolution of “Selected Patience Games,” by Professor Hoffmann in the post-1922 era . . .
This will be a quick and superficial discussion of the topic mentioned in the title. Selected Patience Games, by Professor Hoffmann, which included games from two of Hoffmann’s earlier Goodall booklets on patience games, underwent various changes at various times. … Continue reading