As our good friend Maria is fond of singing '...when we count, we begin with 1, 2, 3. When we read we begin with a firm foundation of period sources, research materials and a good bibliography!'
Resources and Bibliography
General Resourses and Reading
Hoyle, Beaufort & Jones. An Epitome of HOYLE. Dublin: R. M. BUTLER, Bookseller, 1791.
Seymour, Richard. The Court Gamester, 4th Ed.: London: E. 1728
Jones, Charles. Hoyle’s Games, Improved. London: Peterborough Court. 1814.
Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester. London: Gun, St. Paul’s Church. 1699. Erdnase, S. W. Expert at the Card Table . U.S.: Pub. by Author. 1902. Steinmetz, Andrew. The Gaming Table: it’s Votaries and Victims. London: Tinsley Brothers. 1870.
Hartman, Thomas. CAVEAT OR WARNING for Common Cursetors. London: T. Bensley. 1814
Collier, Jeremy. An essay upon gaming, in a dialogue between Callimachus and Dolomedes. London: George Strahan. 1720
Collier, Jeremy. Essays upon Several Moral Subjects in Two Parts. London: Richard Sare. 1702
Brown, Tom. Amusements, serious and comical, Calculat'd for the merriment of london. London: John Nutt. 1700
Farmer, John. Musa Pedestris, Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes 1536-1896. London: Private Priinting. 1896
Northbrooke, John. A Treatise against Dicing, Dancing, Plays and Interludes with Other Idle Pastimes from the Earliest Edition about A.D. 1577. London: Shakespeare Society. 1843
Bailey, N. The New Universal Etymological English Dictionary. London: William Cavell. 1775
Quinn, John. Gambling and Gambling Devices. Canton, Oh: J. P. Quinn Co. 1912
A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. London: Hooper and Wigstead. 1796
Chafetz, Henry. Play the Devil, a History of Gambling in the United States from 1492-1955. New York: Bonanza Books. 1960
From the article "Cant: Language of the Universal Travelers"
Bailey, N. A Collection of the Canting Words and Terms, both ancient and modern, used by Beggars, Gypsies, Cheats, House-breakers, Shop=Lifters, Foot-Pads, Highway-Men &c. London. L. Quinn 1737
Resistance and non-resistance stated and decided: in a dialogue betwixt a hotspur high flyer, a canting low churchman and a B—f censor of Great Britain
The Canting Academy, or the Devil’s Cabinet opened wherein is shown the mysteries and villainous practices that wicked crew, commonly known by the names of hectors, trapanners, gilts, &c. : to which is added a compleat canting-dictionary, both of old words, and such as are now most in use : with several new catches and songs, compos'd by the choisest wits of the age possibly Richard Head, 1684(?) Awdely, John. Fraternitye of Vacabondes, London, Awdely: 1561 Moore-Carew, Bampfylde. An Apology for the life of Bampfylde Moore-Carew, commonly called the King of Beggars. Londoin, Goedby, 1765 Viles, Edward. The Rogues and Vagabonds of Shakespeare's Youth. London, Chalto and Windua, 1907 J.S.F. Demonology, or Natural Knowledge Revealed. London, Bumpus, 1827 Marsh, Adrian. "The Origins of the Gypsy People: Identity and Influence in Romani History". Fall/Winter 2003 Vol 1 No. 9 www.domreseaqrhcenter.com/
From the article "Colonial Dumping Ground"
SMITH, ABBOT EMERSON. Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607-1776. University of North Carolina Press, 1947.
Ekirch, Roger. Bound for America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775. New York: Clarendon/Oxford University Press, 1987
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 January 2020), Ordinary of Newgate's Account, February 1760 (OA17600211).
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 January 2020), May 1745, trial of John Simmons* (t17450530-14).
Johnson, Samuel Boswell’s Johnson, Vol. II, pg. 312; Penny Cyclopaedia, XXV. 138
Memoirs and Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, ed. T.J. Randolph, London, 1829 Vol. 1 p. 406
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, vol. 4, July 1, 1750, through June 30, 1753, ed. Leonard W. Labaree. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1961, pp. 130–133.
DeFoe An Effeectual Scheme for the Immediate preventing of street Robberies
Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Vol. 4, 1739-1741 published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London