Author Archives: Thomas A. Sawyer

(Non-Goodall.) An isolated post about the discussion on the Erdnase thread of the Genii forum . . .

I recently took down my S.W. Erdnase blog (for the time being), so this blog may have to tolerate occasional posts on the S.W. Erdnase situation! I didn’t really want to say anything about this, but it has kinda been … Continue reading

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A further communique from David Levy regarding Frederic Jessel . . .

If there exists a fixed point that lends dignity and significance to the collecting of card-game booklets published by Goodall, and if that fixed point can be represented by a specific person, I suspect that such a person is Frederic Jessel. … Continue reading

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More of Goodall’s “Time’s Footsteps,” this time for 1881 . . .

Below are scans of portions of another one of the Goodall calendars in the “Time’s Footsteps” series. This one takes the form of a little booklet (about the size of a Bridge playing-card). The front and back covers are light … Continue reading

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The Jessel “errata slip” (based on help from David Levy) . . .

A while back, I saw a reference to a copy of the Jessel bibliography with an errata slip. I spent a moderate amount of time trying to find out exactly what this might be. In particular, I entertained the idea … Continue reading

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Another Goodall calendar, this one for 1876 . . .

I’ll probably get into this in more detail in the future, but there is more to the picture than one might think based on the calendar shown below.  Specifically, there is another card with an image on one side and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I have not been posting much on this blog in recent months.  I guess I figured, on some level, that the appearance of my bibliography of Professor Hoffmann card-game booklets was an indication that things are still going on in … Continue reading

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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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