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HOYLE_07

THE NEW POCKET HOYLES OR COMPANION TO THE CARD TABLE - MDXCCCV


These rules consist of two parts, first a slipcase with the wording

THE NEW POCKET HOYLES OR COMPANION TO THE CARD TABLE - MDXCCCV,
The roman numerals equivalent to 1805
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The fitting book titled "THE NEW POCKET HOYLE, CONTAINING THE GAMES OF Whist, Quadrille, Piquet,
Quinze, Laansquenet, Pharo, Rouge et Noire, Cribbage, Matrimony, Cassino, Reversis,
Connexions, All Fours and Speculation.

This is the Third Edition printed by T Davison, White-Friars for Robert Scholey, Paternoster-Row;
Vendor, Hood, and Sharpe, Poultry; J Murray, Fleet Street; C Chapple, Pall Mall, and Wilson and Spence, York in 1807.

It has a really attractive engraved frontispiece and the Rules run for 202 pages followed by
seven and a half pages advertising books printed by Robert Scholey.

The book is gold edged and it lacks the back pink leaf, all printed pages present.

The slipcase has a few scuffs and a representation of an Ace of Spades for the period, known as a Garter Ace.

The addition of the slip is scarce.

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hOYLES

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HOYLE5247

Hoyles Abridged or Short Rules for Short Memories at the Game of Whist by Bob Short.

This "booklet" published "for the benefit of families, to prevent scolding" is dated 1819 and is the 31st Edition and is printed by B REYNOLDS, 76 Newgate Street and JOHN STACY, Old Haymarket, Norwich. and was sold 'Price Six-pence’ ( 2.5 pence in new money ).

After an introduction by Bob Short he then makes a dedication to "THE FOUR KINGS" which he signs off as 'Your devoted Slave'; this written on the 1st Jan 1793 at Baker’s Coffee-house, Exchange Alley.

He then explains the Game of Whist describing usual terms and the scoring method.

Next he details the Standing Rules, 29 of them, signing this section off with "Keep Your Temper". He then charts the odds and the 'Chances for Laying Wagers'. He finishes off with the 26 Laws of the Game: "As played at Bath etc" - 24 pages in all.

Complete - some markings to the front and back page which exhibits a small tear - otherwise this is in Good Condition.

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OBC3542

Minor British Playing card Makers of the 19th Century - Volume 3 - Joseph Hunt and Sons
Author: Michael H Goodall.50 page book in A4 format written and produced by Mike Goodall. Volume 3 in a series on Minor British Card Makers. - Mike charts the history of the company and produced Black and White copies of their court cards and rather unique ace of spades. Lots of reproductions of advertising for their lines from newspapers and trade magazines. Extensive coverage of their back designs and details their whist and bezique markers. All in all the only well researched material available on this Playing Card maker.

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OBC3541

Minor british Playing card Makers of the 19th Century - Volume 1 - W H Willis & Co.
Author: Michael H Goodall.63 page book in A4 format written and produced by Mike Goodall. Volume 1 in a series on Minor British Card Makers. - Mike charts the history of the company and produced Black and White copies of their court cards and rather unique ace of spades. Lots of reproductions of advertising for their lines from newspapers and trade magazines. Extensive coverage of their back designs and details their whist and bezique markers. Mike finishes off with a write-up and pictures of Deakins Political deck of the 1880s covering home rule for Ireland. All in all the only well researched material available on this Playing Card maker.-

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OBC3539


Minor British Playing card Makers of the 19th Century - Volume 2 - Woolley & Co
Author: Michael H Goodall.68 page book in A4 format written and produced by Mike Goodall. Volume 2 in a series on Minor British Card Makers. - Mike charts the history of the company and produced Black and White copies of their court cards and rather unique ace of spades. Lots of reproductions of advertising for their lines from newspapers and trade magazines. Extensive coverage of their back designs and details their whist and bezique markers. Mike finishes off with a write-up and pictures of some of the playing card games that they published All in all the only well researched material available on this Playing Card maker.

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MOSEPCM

 

Early Playing Card Makers in London & Ireland 1600-1850

This A4 format book is a culmination of many decades research by Michael Goodall.
It list chronologically makers of Playing Cards providing addresses where known.

An excellent resource for the collector and enthusiast.

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OBC3537

British Playing Card Manufacture in the 19th Century
Author: Michael H Goodall.A4 format written and produced by Mike Goodall. -
Mike lays out the players and the printing methods employed in the 19th Century for us all to enjoy and learn by. He has extracted articles from contemporary publications which give a real feel to how things were done and how the cards reached the shops. - An invaluable alphabetical listing of card makers, addresses and period of manufacture is included plus a listing of makers who specialised in card games makes this an indespensible book for the beginer and expert alike. -
Facinating statistics of company production give one the sense of populaity of playing cards, despite the high tax on them, and it makes you just wonder "where have they all gone".

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MOSIPCM

 

Irish Playing Cards Makers of the 18th, 19th and 20th Century

Another detailed book by Michael Goodall. The subject has not been covered elsewhere and some of the packs detailed with ample pictures and courts cannot be seen in any other publication.
Michael travelled to Eire to further his researches into this subject and amassed enough information, graphical and textural, to complete this 60 page A4 format book.

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MOSBPCW

British Playing Card Wrappers 1600-1950

Michael Goodall, the Playing Card historian, has approached a subject largely left alone by the collecting community.
Packed with illustrations and descriptive text, in A4 format, it seeks to record a part of history that finished in 1960 with the abolition of tax.
In a time when advertising was really limited to classified it was important for manufacturers to attract buyers, the style of the wrapper was designed to inform of the quality and be attractive at the same time.

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MOSIOM

Isle of Man Souvenir Playing Cards 1863 to 1930

Another 'unique' book by Michael Goodall on a subject that has been bypassed by other authors on the subject of Playing Cards/

This 60 page, A4 format, book is full of graphics and descriptive text to turn this subject into a new collectable area for the enthusiast. Excellent reading material

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MOSAAP

 

An Anglo-American Partnership by Michael H Goodall

Victor E Mauger & Charles Goodall & Son 1867-1877
"The Mauger/Goodall partnership is an interesting example of early co-operation between American and English firms and for a decade operated successfully and profitably in the USA & Canada.

Brief biography of the 'partners' starts of this 66 page A4 book packed with colour depictions of cards and duty stamps.
Playing Card backs and extract from trade directories provide a full insight into this arrangement.
A good read for the playing card enthusiast.

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OBC 3902

Goodall & Sons Playing Cards by Michael H Goodall.
This is subtitled "A guide to their court cards, aces and jokers". This 43 page book details Goodall cards from their beginnings to the last manufactured pack. Full of graphics enabling the enthusiast to date THEIR pack of Goodall cards. All court patterns are fully described and illustrated as well as the companies varies Aces of spades and jokers. Wrappers and packaging of cards are also given a full write up with many supporting graphics. The only work of it's kind on this major manufacturer.

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OBC 3903

Goodall - The family and firm 1820 to 1922 by Michael H Goodall.
Who else could write this 192 A4 page book then a descendant of the founder of this major playing card manufacturer. Through extensive research and copies of trade adverts Michael chart the range of playing card related products through periods of immense popularity to those declining post First War years. Packed with graphics of not just their playing cards but also the boxed sets, the whist markers and other scores of lines they produced.
Besides being a really interesting read of a company that so reflected the social history of the time it also charts and illustrates the playing card related product line for the collector and enthusiast. There is no other book like it on the subject.

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OBC 3904

James English & Co & the Peerless Card Company.
Volume 4 in the series by Michael H Goodall of Minor British Playing Card Makers of the Nineteenth Century. This 47 page book details the companies from beginning to end. Illustrating their range of court cards and aces, which allow the collector and enthusiast to date THEIR pack of cards. This is the only book written on these companies and is indispensable if making a study or collecting playing cards.

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OBW 3956

A new book by John Thorpe
SCORING CARDS & TALLY CARDS

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MWC771

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards - the book by John G Thorpe
THE book on THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY - All issued cards listed in FULL color. 
134 pages packed with everything - you would wish to know.  - The History of the Company
The Role of the Company and - Tax on Playing Cards - Grant of Livery - Operations of the Company
Events and venues of the Company - Prominent Liverymen - Grant of Arms - Charitable Trust
Recent History - The Boxes for the cards - and many other goodies

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