Author Archives: Thomas A. Sawyer

Observations regarding early printings of Cavendish’s “The Pocket Guide to Bezique”: Part 2

Note:  The proofreading on my bibliography of Professor Hoffmann booklets continues. It actually is going a little beyond straight proofreading, since it has involved some revisions. I have tried to make the text a little more, oh, maybe succinct, or … Continue reading

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Observations regarding early printings of Cavendish’s “The Pocket Guide to Bezique”: Part 1

Note: I am still spending a moderate amount of time in proofreading my bibliography of Professor Hoffmann’s card-game booklets. Some of the miscues I have found are interesting. For instance, I thought I had moved the placement of a footnote (a … Continue reading

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My earliest Cavendish booklets . . .

Last I went through my Cavendish booklets (published by De La Rue), or most of them. I was surprised at how long ago some of them were printed. During the past few years, I have not looked much for Cavendish … Continue reading

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Update on my forthcoming bibliography of Professor Hoffmann’s card-game booklets . . .

Well, my work on the book is now basically finished. I am now involved in proofreading. (I am also prevailing upon my daughter Elizabeth to do some proofreading.) Since this will be (I believe) a softcover printing, it is likely … Continue reading

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A little change to the title of this blog . . .

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

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Unequivocal answers as to the sequence of the three booklets discussed in the preceding two posts!

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

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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

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