FOSTER, R. F. Foster's Encyclopedia of Games New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1914.
8vo. Original green cloth with designs in white, black and red; pp. xxxii, 702; very good.
The 1914 update of the Hoyle Encyclopedia of Indoor Games. Foster wrote a great many books on the rules and tactics of indoor games, though this was his masterwork, which he continued to update all his life. He endeavoured to be as comprehensive as possible, and as a result covers a wide range of games, many of which have since become extinct.