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.
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
1st EditionTwenty 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.
2nd Edition Twenty pages including front and back cover.
1st EditionTwenty-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.
1899 BRIDGE – BOAZ
2nd EditionTwenty 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
1st EditionTwenty 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.
1885 SOLO WHIST
1st Edition Twent two pages including front and back coverCondition – Very good – strong gold edging – no sign of use
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
GAME OF FOOSE
Printed by Virtue & Co, Printers, City Road, LondonTwelve 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
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
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.
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