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Parker Brothers: 1883 - 1983 [ Calendar for the Year 1983 ]

By Pat Capozzi, Amy Dean, Nancy Kelly, Holly Phillips, Harvey Macomber

Beverly, MA: Parker Brothers,, 1983. Limited edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Limited edition: one of 2,000. An anniversary calander. Oblong quarto, 14" x 11" ; 24 pages illustrated throughout in two color on cream stock, wire saddle stitch, stiff color illustrated wraps. In very good condition over all, internally clean and fine, but externally marred by light foxing and moderate shelf wear.

$19.00

London Directory: 2nd Edition [a single item from] Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Board Game

By " Arthur Conan Doyle " ; Gary Grady; Suzanne Goldberg ; Raymond Edwards

San Francisco, California: Sleuth Publications, 1982. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Near fine. We have this item only, and not the rest of the game it is a part of. Octavo pamphlet, 8 1/2" tall, saddle stitched, 18 pages, stiff orange wraps.A near fine copy with very slight wear, binding solid, paper is the original antique yellow. "The following directory is a listing of most of the characters [and locations] you will find in the cases"

$6.50

The Paper Airforce Training Manual: 20 airplanes you can make yourself

By Felix Rosenthal

Millbrae, CA: Celestial Arts, 1979. First edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Five different gliders--4 copies each--adjustable controls, easy-to-follow instructions--aerodynamically designed. Originally published as Papier-Flugzeuge in 1976 by Gemsberg-verlag. Quarto, 11 2/3" tall, unpaginated, (approx. 64 pages), in stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, clean neat softcover over all, but with exterior rubbing and light soiling, spine bumped at top edge and spine creased from bending; interior near fine, paper white, binding tight.

$9.50

Thayer's Quality Magic: Catalog No. 9, Volume 4 (Thayer's Studio of Magic)

By Bill Larsen; [F.G. Thayer], et al

Los Angeles, California: Thayer's Studio of Magic, 1943. First edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original issue as published. Octavo, 9" tall, 72 pages, wire saddle stitch, self wraps. A good copy over all ith moderate shelf wear and exterior soiling, stiff printed wraps, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, BUT dampstaining to about half the pages throughout.

$9.50

Crossword Puzzles, their history and their cult

By Roger Millington

Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson , 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 190 pages, blue boards. A near fine, clean, hardcover first edition, first printing, with minor shelf wear and light rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good moderately worn dust jacket.

$12.50

BAROQUE CHESS OPENINGS, or how to play your betters at chess.

By Richard Wincor

Boston, Massachusetts: Gambit, 1972. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 116 pages, red cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket, price clipped .

$12.50

The World of Chess

By Anthony Saidy and Norman Lessing; photography by Norman Snyder and Marion Geisinger

New York, New York: Random House--Ridge Press, 1974. Early Printing. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. Quarto, 11" tall, 252 pages, gilt titles on red cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white with light foxing to the top fore-edge. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present.

$12.50

Genii: the Conjurors magazine ; volume 7, number 3; November, 1942; Arnold Furst (Cover); The Will of Jerome Sharp; Parent Assembly News, etc.

By Geraldine and William Larsen (editor); M.A. Reasoner, Henri Decremps, Christopher Milbourne, Loring Cambell, , et al

Pasadena , California: William W. Larsen, 1942 . First edition. Original Wraps. Good . Quarto, 11 1/2" tall, continuous pagination, 75 to 106, wire saddle stich, stiff wraps. A good copy overall with minor shelf wear, but cover and interior dampstained from the bottom fore-corner (about 1/4 of the pages) staples rusting, the remaining 3/4 in very good condition, the 1/4 stained all still quite clear, binding solid, and minor yellowing. Articles on magic and performance

$6.50

The Whist Players' Pocket Companion [card game]

By Compiled from the best authorities

Boston, Massachusetts: J.A. Lowell & Co, c. 1870. Early Printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. A small (very small) pocket guide to the card game of whist. Date of publication estimated from an ad reference to "General Grant." First and last pages include the following advertisements; front cover: Highland Stove Foundry, back cover Geo. F. Blake Mfg Steam Pumping Machinery, Inside back: Andrews Folding Beds, Inside Front: Commercial Union Insurance, and additional full page ads for: Bent and Bush Hatters and military furnishers, Fitchburg Railroad, Thomas Groom Stationers, Boston Belting and Rubber Goods, Bovinine beef and mutton concentrate, Shore Line Route (Boston to New York Railroad), Blue Cross Pickles, and the Great Rock Island and Albert Lees Routes (railroad). The book offers The Lead: general rules, and Practical Hints. 64mo (3 3/4" tall x 2 1/2" wide), 24 pages, thread saddle stitch, stiff printed wraps. A very good, clean neat little booklet over all with minor shelf wear, some exterior soiling--a spot of staining or foxing to the cover fore-margin and fore-edge and spine (probably old finger staining), fore-edge stain extends throughout at the fore-margin, text not damaged, paper moderately yellowed but not fragile. A unique item!

$65.00

Conundrums, Riddles, Puzzles and Games

By Sarah J. Cutter (gathered and arranged by )

Buffalo, New York: The Peter Paul Book Company, 1896. Revised Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Small octavo, 7 1/8" tall, [iii] + 89 pages + [iii]; maroon titles on green cloth. A very good, clean, neat original hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners and back cover cloth, slight exterior soiling; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with a previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper.

$12.50

Motorsports: A Guide to Information Sources; Volume 5 in the Sports, Games, and Pastimes Information Guide Series.

By Susan Ebershoff-Coles and Charla Ann Leibenguth

Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1979. First printing. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xii + 193 pages, red and black printed cloth. A near fine, clean, hardcover first edition with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. Issued without dust jacket.

$9.50

The New Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 355: March 1961: Subliminal Imagery.; 359: July 1961 Doily Dilly etc; 374: November 1962, Mephisto's HKF Production (3 individual issues sold together)

By Jay Marshall (editor); T. A. Waters, Ernest W. Brady, Burling Hull, et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1961-1962. First printings. Original Wraps. Good to Very Good. 3 original issue as published. Octavo, 11" tall, pages 247 to 250, 263 to 266, 323 to 326, self wraps. Good, clean, neat copies overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowing. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$9.50

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 275; February 20, 1953; Loops Entwined, etc. ; 276; March, 1953; Mind Reader's Only, etc. ; 278; April 3, 1953; Simon Eyes, etc. ; 279; April 17, 1953; The Back Room, etc. (four individual issues sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); Jack Avis, et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1953. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. 4 original issues as published. Octavo, 11" tall, single fold continuous pagination, 1098 to 1101, 1102 to 1105, 1110 to 1113, and 1114 to 1117, self wraps. Very good, clean, neat copies overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowing. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$14.50

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 195; January 27, 1950; Knots; etc.; 197; February 24, 1950; Double Stop; etc. ; 198; March 10, 1950; Solomon's Minds; etc. ; 211; September 8, 1950; The Back Room; etc. (four individual issues sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); Slydini, Franklin V. Taylor, et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1950. First printings. Original Wraps. Very Good. 4 original issues as published. Octavo, 11" tall, pages, 778 to 781, 786 to 789, 790 to 793, and 842 to 845,; self wraps. Very good, clean, neat copies overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowing. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$14.50

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 266; October 17, 1952; Concepts Never Die; etc. ; 267; October 31, 1952; It's My Move; etc.; 268; November 14, 1952; Spirits in the Camera; etc.; 270; 269; November 28, 1952; Jinx-ed; etc. ; December 12, 1952; Audley's Best, etc. (five individual issues sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); Ray Hyman, Vic Koehler, John Howie, Rusduck, et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1952. First printings. Original Wraps. Good to Very Good. 5 original issue as published. Octavo, 11" tall, single fold continuous pagination, 1062 to 1065, 1066 to 1069, 1070 to 1073, 1074 to 1077, 1078 to 1081, self wraps. Good, clean, neat copies overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowing BUT one edge torn and taped. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$16.50

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 272; January 9, 1953; Miser's Dream Come True!; In the Name of Science etc. ; 273; January 23, 1953; Bases Loaded, etc. ; 274; February 6, 1953; Daley's Conceit!, etc.(three individual issues sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); Martin Gardner, Milbourne Christopher, Dr. Daley, et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1953. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. 3 original issue as published. Octavo, 11" tall, pages 1086 to 1089, 1090 to 1093, 1094 to 1097,self wraps. Very good, clean, neat copies overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowing. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$12.50

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 280 ; May 1, 1953; Trilemma, etc. ; 281; May 15, 1953; Ghost Thimble, etc. ; 283; June 12, 1953; Poker +, etc. ; 284; June 26, 1953; Essman's Restoration, etc. (four individual issues sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); H.A. Adams, John A. M. Howie, Rusduck, Essman,et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1953. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. 4 original issue as published. Octavo, 11" tall, single fold continuous pagination, 1118 to 1121, 1122 to 1125, 1130 to 1133, 1134 to 1137, self wraps. Very good, clean, neat copies overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowing. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$12.50

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 168; January 14, 1949; Ten Card Deal; etc.; 169; January 28, 1949; Again! ; etc. ; 170; February 11, 1949; Watch the Birdie!; etc. ; 172; March 11, 1949; Not At ALL; etc. ; 173; March 25, 1949; Mortell; etc. (5 individual issues sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); Bill Simon, Tom Fitzgerald, Dai Vernon, Lee Noble, Dr. Wiener, Jaks , et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1949. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. 5 original issue as published. Octavo, 11" tall, single fold continuous pagination, 672 to 675, 676 to 679, 680 to 683, 688 to 691, 692 to 695, self wraps. A very good, clean, neat copy overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowng. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$19.00

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 164; November 19, 1948; Hen Fetsche--Not Far Fetsched; etc.; 165; November 19, 1948; Escow's Act; etc. ; 166; December 17, 1948; Fetsch's Grandpopper; etc.; 167; December 31, 1948; Fanciful Wally Dean; etc. (4 individual copies sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); Edward Clinkscale and Eugene Taylor, et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1948. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. 4 original issues as published. Octavo, 11" tall, single fold continuous pagination, 668 to 671, self wraps. A very good, clean, neat copy overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowng. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$19.00

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers] 184; July 29, 1949; A Penny for Your Thoughts; etc. ; 185; September 9, 1949; Pinned; etc. ; 186; September 23, 1949; Tic-Tac-Toe; etc. ; 187; October 7, 1949; Rubber Finger Mike; etc.; 188; October 21, 1949; Fillip; etc. (5 individual issues sold together)

By Bruce Elliott (editor); H.A. Adams, Jaks, George Schindler, Audley Walsh, Marlo - Damico et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1949. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. 5 original issues as published. Octavo, 11" tall, single fold continuous pagination, 735 to 738, 739 to 742, 743 to 746, 747 to 750, 751 to 754, self wraps. A very good, clean, neat copy overall with minor shelf wear, slight exterior soiling, and minor yellowing. A bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and other authors.

$19.00

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