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The Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland, Volume 1

The Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland, Volume 1 by Alice Bertha Gomme

A fairly exhaustive work.  Some are nothing more than the mention of a name of something that was known to be a game.  Some are pages and pages of variant songs, followed by pages of directions for complex games and their variants.  Some speculation about origins, which sometimes delves into some of the wilder Victorian theories.  
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