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  Backgammon: Its Theory and Practice
With Something of Its History

  AUTHOR: George F. Pardon
  PSEUDONYM: Captain Crawley
  YEAR: 1858
  PUBLISHER: C. H. Clarke
  CITY: London
  BINDING: Hardcover
  PAGES: vi+110
  SIZE: 15 cm high, 10 cm wide
I. Introductory
II. Something of Its History
III. Instructions
IV. The Laws of Backgammon
V. Calculation of Chances
VI. Explanation of Technicalities
"Captain Crawley" was a pseudonym used by George Frederick Pardon (1824-1882) for a series of books he wrote on billiards, backgammon, chess and draughts (checkers), and whist, loo, and cribbage. He took the name from a character in the novel Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackary, which was published as a monthly serial in 1847-48. Crawley is an all-around gamester and mentioned several times in connection with billiards, the subject of Pardon's first book.

   Backgammon: Its History and Practice
George F. Pardon
1844: D. Bogue, London
   A Handbook of Draughts, with a Chapter on Backgammon
George F. Pardon
1862: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, New York
   Backgammon and Draughts (or Checkers)
Comprising G. F. Pardon's complete work and many valuable parts of Andrew Anderson's "Checkers."
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1889: Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York
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1931: Barry Vail Corporation, New York

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