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The Popular Recreator, 1873
 
'The Popular Recreator' was published by Cassell and Co in London in 1873. No author or editor's name is given. It contains a series of short articles about many different sports and pastimes. It seems likely that it may originally have been issued, or at least intended to be issued, either as a serial or in several parts, since there are many articles on the same subjects scattered throughout the work.

The information on this page is taken from the online version referenced below, which is undated, but which I believe accurately reflects the material in the original 1873 edition. I learned about the existence of this book from Edwin Corrie.

A full copy can be found online at https://archive.org/details/popularrecreator00lond/page/n4/mode/2up

The work contains:

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A description of the game of Consequences

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A description of the game of Capping Verses

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The Catherine of Cleves Box

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Dart and Target - Dart with Paper Flight

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The Paper Dart

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The Paper Boat

The accompanying article also mentions Percy Bysshe Shelley's fascination with paper boats:

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The Paper Parachute

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The Pyramidical Paper Hat - The Pyramidal Hat

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The Bellows

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Paper Rosettes - The Froebel Star

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Paper Chinese Junk - The Chinese Junk

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The Magic Fan - Troublewit

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Paper Purses - Puzzle Purses

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