Lady Cadogan’s Illustrated Games
of Solitaire or Patience
New Revised Edition, including American Games
Author: Adelaide Cadogan
Paperback: 118 pages
Publisher: Fili-Quarian Classics (12 July 2010)
Lady Cadogan’s Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience - New Revised Edition, including American Games is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Adelaide Cadogan is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Adelaide Cadogan then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
Lady Adelaide Cadogan, nee Paget (1820-1890) was the British author of Illustrated Games of Patience [also known as Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience (1875)]. Her book was the first collection of solitaire card games in the English language and has been reprinted several times. Before this, there was no literature about solitaire, not even in such books as Charles Cotton s The Compleat Gamester (1674), Abb Bellecour s Academie des Jeux (1674), and Bohn s Handbook of Games (1850), all of which are used as reference on card games. Lady Cadogan’s book spawned other collections such as Patience by E. D. Cheney, Amusements for Invalids by Annie B. Henshaw (1870), and later Dick s Games of Patience. Other books about solitaire written towards the end of the 19th century were by H. E. Jones (a.k.a. Cavendish), Angelo Lewis (a.k.a. Professor Hoffman), Basil Dalton, and Ernest Bergholt.