"The Rarity of Payne's--"Game of Draughts"

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"The Rarity of Payne's--"Game of Draughts"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:09 pm

We have been doing a lot of research into Payne's Game of Draughts over the past few weeks. We mentioned that copies can be found at the Cleveland Public Library, British Library, British Museum and the Providence R. I. Public Library; plus others in the hands of several private collectors. Further research has uncovered additional copies to be found at the following places: Library Company of Philadephia, Yale has two copies, the Library of Congress has one or more copies, Northwestern Uni., Uni. of Illinois, Uni. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton, Uni. of Nevada at Las Vegas, Brooklyn Public Library, Cornell, New York Public Library, Uni. of Rochester, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Toronto Public Library, Harvard, Cambridge Uni. in England, the Koninklije Bibliotheek and Stadsarchief en Athenaeumbibliotheek in the Netherlands. More to come as this story unfolds. So with all of this in mind our "Checker Trivia question of the Day" has to be the following--what other checker books written in the English language may be considered to be even "more rare" than William Payne's "Game of Draughts"? (Cont.)
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