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Tiddlywinks Bibliography

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The Tiddlywinks Bibliography is a compendium of all substantive and obscure citations to the game of tiddlywinks in all available resources:  newspapers, magazines, books, government records, images, audio, video, websites, etc.  In other words, if the game of tiddlywinks was mentioned either briefly or in detail, it should be in the Tiddlywinks Bibliography.

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Books Discussing the Game Au Crapault Mentioned by Rabelais

Note that Rabelais' books, Gargantua and Pantagruel, were published originally in 1534.


Burgaud des Marets & Rathery, editor. Oeuvres de Rabelais, Livre I, Chapitre XXII. 1856.

  • Page 89: Au Crapault
  • Footnote 12: Nous avons entendu nommer ainsi un jeu dans lequel on fait sauter un jeton sur un autre, à l'aide d'un troisième que l'on appuie dessus.



1870 Burgaud des Marets & Rathery, editor. Oeuvres de Rabelais. 1870 edition. Page 169
1883 Frédéric Godefroy. Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française ... du IXe au XVe siècle. 1883. Volume 2, page 357 (crapault) Important
1929 Edmond Huguet. Dictionnaire de la langue français du 16e siècle. 1929. Volume 2, page 626
1936 Jacques LeClercq translation of François Rabelais. The 5 books of Gargantua & Pantagruel. 1936­Modern Library. First book, chapter 22, page 64 et seq. ("Primus Secundus, which resembled Tiddlywinks") <t>
1931 Albert Jay Nock, Catherine Rose Wilson. The Urquhart­Le Motteux translation of the works of Franc[o]is Rabelais. 1931. Page 248 Important
1908-09 M. Michel Psichari. Revues des études Rabelaisiennes. 1908­1909
1912 Francois Rabelais. Edition of LeFranc. 1912.
1970 Francois Rabelais. Notes by Michael A. Screech. Gargantua (French). 1970. Pages 136, 139, 377, 419 is the official web site of the North American Tiddlywinks Association.
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