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Michael Dummett, 25 July 1991

The Oxford Guide to Card Games 
by David Parlett.
Oxford, 361 pp., £15, October 1990, 0 19 214165 1
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... liable to commit themselves, with an air of authority, to manifest falsehoods, indeed to howlers. Parlett’s book is of a quite new kind. As he says in the first sentence of his Introduction, it ‘is not a book of card games but a book about them’. It takes a good deal of space to set out the rules of a game clearly enough to enable anyone previously ...

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