Monthly Archives: September 2017

What does a collection of card-game booklets look like?

What does a collection of card-game booklets look like? Earlier today, I placed most of my Goodall booklets into a box.  This is sort of what that looks like: This includes only “Goodall” booklets, but it does include some that … Continue reading

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The likely cover for “Victorian-Age Conjuring Books: A Guide for Collectors and Bibliographers” . . .

The following is what I will very likely use (or something very close to it): That is based on the cover found on a reprint of Drawing-Room Conjuring, which was a translation (from the French) by Professor Hoffmann. The book … Continue reading

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A super-quick but highly interesting factoid . . .

I see on David Levy’s “Edmond Hoyle, Gent.,” blog that the George Clulow collection of books relating to playing cards has been acquired by Vanderbilt University. This includes (according to a Vanderbilt website) ancillary materials, including, if I understand correctly, … Continue reading

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