RÈGLES DU JEU DE BOULE

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2000-01-01

Two hand-written documents by Aimé Coussin, Paris 19th century

Aimé Coussin was a former bookseller who lived in Paris at the end of the 19th century. He was a passionate boule player for more than twenty years. But he was very annoyed when he played at other places than the place of his own club, because the others players played in a different way he was used to. Each time, he wrote in his document, he had to learn the game completely from scratch again. That is why he decided to write some rules, in order that all players, wherever they would play, should play the game of boules in the same way.

There are two documents. The first one has the size of a notebook and consists of 24 pages and the dimensions are 13,5 to 21 cm. The second document consists of 20 pages and the dimensions are 17,5 to 21 cm. This document seems to be a more elaborated version of the first one. It comprises also some domestic rules.


The French language of the two documents is rather bad. There are a lot of clerical errors, spelling-mistakes and grammatical errors. Most of them are improved as much as possible in the transcribed text.

The first document is signed by a friend of Aimé Coussin, Dubois, who gave his approval to the proposed regulations with the text 'Parfait', it's perfect!

Jac Verheul

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