RULE BOOKLETS FOR CARD GAMES

1872The Pocket Guide to SPOIL-FIVE - Cavendish / De La Rue

1872 SPOIL-FIVE
 2nd edition.

Twenty-five or Spoil-Five, is the Irish national card game, which also underlies the Canadian game of Forty-fives. 

It is supposed to be of great antiquity, and widely believed to have originated in Ireland, although “its venerable ancestor”, Maw, of which James I of England was very fond, is a Scottish game.  It is scarce.

Twenty pages including front and back cover

Condition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use.

REF: PCB201

£ 65

1874 - The Pocket Guide to ECARTE - Cavendish / De La Rue

1875 ECARTE

Early booklet for this game – Goodall’s booklet was not published until c1895.

 Twenty pages including front and back cover.

Condition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use

REF: PCB202

£ 20

1878- The Pocket Guide to Draughts and Polish Draughts - Cavendish / De la Rue

1878 DRAUGHTS

1st Edition
Twenty pages including front and back cover.

A very rare booklet that we can find little reference to – presumably first (and only edition) edition by Henry Jones, who wrote about 20 booklets in the period 1865 to 1880.

Condition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use.

REF: PCB205

£ 95

1878 - The Pocket Guide to EURCHE - Cavendish / De La Rue

1878 EUCHRE

2nd Edition
Twenty pages including front and back cover.

Condition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use

REF: PCB207

£ 25

1886 - The Pocket Guide to Dominoes - Cavendish / De la Rue

1880 DOMINOES

1st Edition
Twenty-eight pages including front and back cover – (the right of translation is reserved).

A rare booklet- with little reference written by Henry Jones (Cavendish) in the 1870s.

Condition – A couple on non-distracting marks on the cover otherwise very good – gold edging – very strong looks unused.

REF: PCB209

£ 95

1899 - The Pocket Guide to Bridge (As Played at the Portland and other Clubs) - BOAZ -2nd Edition

1899 BRIDGE – BOAZ

2nd Edition
Twenty pages including front and back cover.

Second edition of this booklet, by Henry Jones, who wrote about 20 booklets in the period 1865 to 1880.
Condition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use

REF: PCB221

£ 50

1878- The Pocket Guide to BACKGAMMON and Russian Backgammon - Cavendish / De la Rue

1878 BACKGAMMON

1st Edition
Twenty eight pages including front and back cover – 4 pages of adverts for Christmas Cards and Calendars.

Rare – by Henry Jones, who wrote about 20 booklets in the period 1865 to 1880.

Condition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use

REF: PCB218

£ 95

1885 - The Game of SOLO WHIIST by Captain Crawley / Goodall

1885 SOLO WHIST

1st Edition
Twent two pages including front and back cover
Condition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use

REF: PCB221

£ 25

1870 - The Pocket Guide to Calabrasella / De La Rue - 2nd Edition

1870 CALBRASELLA

This booklet consists of sixteen pages including front and back cover. 

Rare – by Henry Jones

This game is Italain – also known as Terziglio.  It is a point-trick game with bidding, requiring a fair amount of skill. It is notable for the slightly unusual card order (threes high) and the fact that there are never any trumps. 

Condition – Cover couple of small grubby marks otherwise very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use

 

REF: PCB225

£ 55

c1870 - The Game of FOOSE

GAME OF FOOSE

Printed by Virtue & Co, Printers, City Road, London
Twelve pages

This is the European game of Fuss (also known Französische Fuss or Franzefuss),
repackaged with an Anglicised name for the English speaking market. 

It is a Jass game  an ancestor of the Austrian game.  

The company was active throghout the 1800 with a number of different names Virtue & Co being one of the earliest. It seemed be become a limited company in 1875, so we assume this was printed pror to that date and probably c1865/70

REF: PCB230

£ 35

1909 - Poker / Three-Card Loo - Goodall

1909 POKER

A Rare Booklet on Poker  – By A B Lougher – edited by Rawdon Crawley – “to which is added a chpter on Three-card Loo”

It seems that A.B. Lougher and Lieut. Bougher were both Charles Frederick Pardon, also known as Rawdon Crawley, Bt.  This was a son of George Frederick Pardon (ref – Tom Sayer – rulebooklets.wordpress.com)

Although a much later game – it sill appear to be very rare.

28 pages – exluding the cover  – produced by

The Mussun Book Cc Ltd Toronto  with  Chas Goodall & Son ltd.

Condition – Light use – no damage 

REF: PCB242

£ 55

1918 - A Compedium of Poker - Goodall

1918 – COMPENDIUMOF POKER

A Compedium of Poker with the latest American Code of Laws – by Ernest Bergholt.

Another booklet rarely seen for sale.

42 pages including cover.

Condition – Light use – no damage 

REF: PCB243

£ 45