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Explanatory Notes and Author's Index to
CROQUET: A CHECKLIST OF SPECIALIST BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS
CROQUET: A CHECKLIST OF SPECIALIST BOOKS AND PAHMPHLETS
Part One (1853 - 1868)
Part Two (1868 - 1897)
Part Three (1897 - 1915)
Part Four (1915 - 1973)
Part Five (1973 - 1992)
Part Six (1992 - present


AUTHOR'S INDEX
Part One, "A" through "Bed.."
Part Two, "Bes.." through "Mon.."
Part Three, "Mor.." through "Wyl.."
The following Checklist is almost self-explanatory, but not quite. It originates from a database and suffers from limitations in my database skills, so a few words of explanation may help.

The list is ordered in the first instance by year of first publication, and then by title and year of publication of any subsequent issues (or editions etc). Author's name (the first-named on the title page if more than one, in quotes if a pseudonym) is shown first, followed by brief title, place of publication and name of publisher (if known), year of first publication, and database reference (ID) number; and the same details are given for subsequent issues.

The following abbreviations occur frequently:
    Nd (no date),
    ca (about, of year of publication), and
    TBA (to be ascertained).

Oddities in format I have not so far been able to resolve are that the full details of first editions are repeated for all subsequent issues of the same work, and that the first edition of a work which was reissued does not have a unique entry.

The list is confined to works and issues which are known on good authority to be held, or to have been held at any time, by institutional or private collections, and in a few instances to unpublished works which are known to have had some currency or which are expected to be published. No marks merely for spotting holes in the jigsaw: they will remain as a standing challenge until the missing bits, hopefully gathering dust somewhere, come to light. Most prominently, omissions from sequences of numbered editions. Unfortunately, the existence of intermediate issues cannot be taken for granted: the (putative) book that never was is no great rarity.

The following Index of Authors may prove a useful aid to navigation. Given the name of an author, you can check his/her works and access a particular title in the Checklist by reference to the year of first publication. The main body of the index is preceded en bloc by pseudonyms, anonymous works, and titles (some maybe anonymous) by authors who remain to be identified (TBA)


 
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