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Online facsimile copies of works on patience published from 1839 to 1940



Hand-Bibliothek för Sällskapsnöjen
anon.

Part of an early Swedish book of games, in ten volumes; section on Patience, containing 50 two-pack games and 50 one-pack games. Most are probably translations from the German.
L.J Hjerta, Stockholm, 1839.


Contents (Innehåll)
Swedish sources

Contents pages from various early Swedish books on Patience, 1848 to 1895.


Le Livre des Patiences
par "Madame de F***"

The French classic, ascribed to the Marquise de Fortia, was published in many editions from 1842 to 1894. Facsimile of the 11th edition, Dentu and Garnier, Paris, 1851.


Games of Patience
by Madame de F***

translated by
Madame de Chatelain


A literal translation into Franglais of La Livre des Patiences par Madame de F*** (q.v.). Facsimile of the 2nd edition, E.C. Spurin, London.

Die Patiencen
durch "K.J.D."

Die Patiencen oder Geduldspiele mit Karten ascribed to Karl Jacob Durheim, first published in Bern, 1857. Facsimile of the 3rd edition, R.F.Haller, Bern, 1879.


Patience
by "Perseverance"

Facsimile of the abbreviated translation into English of Le Livre des Patiences par Madame de F*** (q.v.), by William Henry Cremmer.
E.C. Spurin, London, 1860.


Das Patiencen-Buch
Moriß graf zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg

Facsimile of Das Patiencen-Buch oder das durch Karten veranstaltete Geduldspiel by the Count of Bentheim-Tecklenburg. Julius Kellner, Würzburg, 1863.


Recueil de Patiences
par C.J.D.

French translation of Die Patiencen oder Geduldspiele mit Karten (q.v.) by K.J.D. R.F.Haller, Bern, 1864.


Les Patiences
par Madame de B.

Another French translation of Die Patiencen oder Geduldspiele mit Karten (q.v.) by K.J.D. Joël Cherbuliez, Paris and Geneva, 1868.


Illustrirtes Buch der Patiencen
anon.

The Breslau publisher I.V. Kern's Illustrated Book of Patience probably first appeared about 1870. Facsimile of the ninth edition.


Patience: a Series of
Games with Cards

Mrs E.D. Cheney

Mrs Cheney's translation of Le Livre des Patiences par Madame de F*** (q.v.) was the first American book of solitaire. First edition, Lee and Shepard, Boston, 1870. Facsimile of the second edition, 1875, containing four additional games.


Illustrated Games of Patience
Lady Adelaide Cadogan

Lady Cadogan's first book of patience games, many derived from French sources, was published by Samson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London, in 1874. Facsimile of the fourth edition, 1880.


Illustrirtes Buch der Patiencen: Neue Folge
anon.

The Breslau publisher I.V. Kern's second Illustrated Book of Patience probably first appeared about 1874. Facsimile of the third edition.


Illustrerad Patience-Bok
anon.

Translation of Kern's first Illustrirtes Buch der Patiencen (q.v.) into Swedish, with additional Swedish games. Facsimile of 1880 edition (Hugo Gebers, Stockholm), and variants from 1887 edition (Seligman, Stockholm).


Games of Patience
William B. Dick

Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards was the first widely popular American collection. Facsimile of new edition, revised and enlarged, Dick and Fitzgerald, New York, 1883.


Illustrated Games of Patience
Second Series

Lady Adelaide Cadogan

Lady Cadogan's second book of patience games, many derived from Kern's 2 (q.v.). Samson Low etc., London, 1887. Facsimile of the first edition.


Games of Patience
Miss Mary Whitmore Jones

Mary Whitmore Jones published five series of games over a period of fourteen years. L. Upcott Gill, London, 1887 to 1901.


Have Patience
Have Move Patience
Have Still More Patience
F. Guise

Facsimile of the very rare books Have Patience (1887) Have More Patience (1889) and Have Still More Patience (1895) by F. Guise.  Arrowsmith, Bristol.


Patience Games with Examples Played Through
"Cavendish"

Henry Jones's unusual book on Patience was published by De La Rue in 1890, to complement his other books on multi-player card games.


The Illustrated Book of Patience Games
translated and edited by
"Professor Hoffman"

This translation of Kern's first Illustrirtes Buch der Patiencen (q.v.) by the magician Angelo John Lewis was published under his stage name in 1892. Facsmile of the fifth edition, George Routledge, London, 1904.


Games of Patience
Second Series

Harris B. Dick

The second series of Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards was first published about 1898. Facsimile of the 1908 printing, which contains the additional games Miss Milligan and Klondike (under the name Canfield).


Le Livre Illustré des Patiences
"Comtesse de Blanccoeur"
J. U. Kern (ed.)

The French translation of Kern's first Illustrirtes Buch der Patiencen. Facsimile of the 3rd edition published by Kern in Breslau, probably about 1899.  (The Comtesse de Blanccoeur is a pseudonym.)


Games of Patience
Tarbart

Facsimile of the rare Tarbart on Patience by the publisher Sir Thomas Andros De La Rue (1st bart.), who also printed Cavendish (q.v.). 1901.


Cent Patiences ou Réussites
Poussart

French collection, published by Garnier, Paris, about 1906.


Patience with the Joker
"Professor Hoffmann"
(Angelo John Lewis)

Very rare set of original games making use of the Joker card, invented by Angelo John Lewis and published under his stage name.  Goodall, London, 1907.


20 Patiencen
Ella von Haunstein

Beautiful little book published by B. Dondorf, Frankfurt, about 1908. Facsimile of German and English editions.


Solitaire and Patience
George Hapgood

Important American collection published by Penn, Philadelphia, 1908. Facsimile of 1909 edition.


Illustriertes Wiener Patiencebuch
S. Ullman

Collection of 100 Viennese patiences, published by A. Hartleben, Vienna and Leipzig, about 1910.


New Games of Patience
Miss Mary Whitmore Jones

Miss Whitmore Jones's final collection, published in 1911 by Upcott Gill, London.


Official Rules of Card Games
U.S. Playing Card Co.

Some pages from the "Official Rules of Card Games" published by the U.S. Playing Card Co. of Cincinnati; facsimile of part of 17th edition, 1913.


Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience
New Revised Edition

The American edition of Lady Cadogan's book of patience games was published by David McKay, Philadelphia, in 1914.


Twelve New Games of Patience
Laurence Morton

Published about 1914, this very rare book contains 12 original games by Laurence Morton.  Austin Rogers, London, undated.


The Bazaar Book of Patience
Laurence Morton

Published about 1915, this book contains 24 original games by Laurence Morton.  Bazaar Exchange and Mart, London, undated.


40 Patiencen
Frau Dr. Hanna Schmitz

Tiny book of 40 patiences published by B. Dondorf, Frankfurt, about 1920.


40 Patience Games
Bernard Stanley

Collection including several games that appear to be original. Universal, London, undated (about 1920?).


Geduldspiel-Buch (Patiencen)
Grafen Friedrich Franz Hahn-Basedow

Illustrated collection of 21 games by the Count Hahn-Basedow. Facsimile of the 5th edition, Stalsunder Speilkart-Fabriken, 1927.


Thirty-One Patience Games
Tom King

Illustrated collection of 31 games. W. Foulsham, London, 1927.


50 Games Of Solitaire
Paul W. Kearney

Harrison Smith And Robert Haas, 7th edition 1930.


Games Of Solitaire
George A. Bonaventure

Bonaventure's first book, with single-pack games.  Duffield & Green, New York, 1931.


Two-Pack Games of Solitaire
George A. Bonaventure

Two-Pack Games of Solitaire, Seventy-Five Variations.  Duffield & Green, New York, 1932.


New Deal Solitaire
John Nelson Fitts

Thirty-three new games all for one deck, invented by Fitts.  Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, New York, 1934.


100 Games of Solitaire
Helen L. Coops

Definitive pre-war collection. Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1939.


Libro de Solitarios
Hijos de Heraclio Fournier

Facsimile of the unique and rare first Spanish book of Solitarios.  5th edition, Barcelona 1940.


Standard Games of Solitaire
Donald Coveyou

Little Blue Book number 1747, Haldeman-Julius Publications, Girard, Kansas, 1945


Combinatorial possibilities
in a pack of shuffled cards

Martin Gardner

Part of an article by Gardner in Scientific American, June 1968, in which he describes Baker's Game for the first time.  The article led directly to the development of Freecell by Paul Alfille.  Reproduced with permission.


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