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THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN BRIDGE 1930-1990 : An Introduction
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THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN BRIDGE 1930-1990 : An Introduction

By Chua, Cathy

Manuka, ACT, Australia: The Australian Bridge Federation, 1993. ii, + 290pp., b/white photographic illustrations and figures intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly surface indented, minor foredge crease. Contents include: Introduction, Chapter 1 -1930's: Is Bridge Killing the Art of Conversation?, Chapter 2 - 1930's: Melbourne for the Indoor Life, Chapter 3 - 1940 to 1959: Throwing Down the Gauntlet, Chapter 4 - 1960's: The World Accepts!, Chapter 5 - 1970 to 1990: Understanding the Present, Appendix: National Championship Results, Glossary, Bibliography, Index of Names in Main Text. Book weight approx. 460g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

BLACKJACK'S WINNING FORMULA : Revised and Expanded Edition
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BLACKJACK'S WINNING FORMULA : Revised and Expanded Edition

By Patterson, Jerry L

New York: Perigee Books, 1982. xiv, + 244pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. A smattering of foxing spots to textblock foredge, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed and bumped. "Money making techniques for Atlantic City, Nevada and the Caribbean . . . " Contents include: Acks., Author's Comment on the Revised Edition, 24 chapters over 7 'sections'. Book weight approx. 310g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Revised and Expanded. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

THE THEORY OF BLACKJACK : The Compleat Card Counter's Guide to the Casino Game of 21  (Sixth Edition)
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THE THEORY OF BLACKJACK : The Compleat Card Counter's Guide to the Casino Game of 21 (Sixth Edition)

By Griffin, Peter A

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.: Huntington Press, 1999. 270pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. Contents include: Foreword to the Reader, 15 chapters, Supplement I & II, Index, Index of Charts and Tables. Book weight approx. 380g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Sixth Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.46

EIN BLICK IN DIE SNOOKER REGELN
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EIN BLICK IN DIE SNOOKER REGELN

By Tekook, Renate

Dusseldorf: Walter Rau Verlag, 1993. 112pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small, soft corner crease to a section of textblock. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. German language text throughout. An entertaining look at the rules of snooker by German champion Renate Tekook. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 270g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.87

CHESS : ENDGAMES
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CHESS : ENDGAMES

By Polgar, Laszlo

Cologne: Konemann, 1999. 1159pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Gilt titles to front panel of undamaged black boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly sunned (panels differing shades of blue). English translation by Vince Books, Budapest. Text in English, German, French, Spanish, and Hungarian. Examples in English."171 types in 4560 positions. In this volume, Laszlo Polgar has compiled an imposing collection of endgames based on the experience gained educating his daughters, Olympic Games winners and a world champion. To systemize this huge volume of material he used an up-to-date approach: similar ideas, motifs, types and structures in seemingly different positions to create individual groups. The first two of the 171 chapters give several hundred examples to illustrate the most important elementary and theoretical positions. Each of the following 169 chapters demonstrates an endgame type in 24 positions . . . " Book weight approx. 2.9 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . English Language Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$49.35

SUPER MARIO GALAXY : Prima Official Game Guide (Collector's Edition)
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SUPER MARIO GALAXY : Prima Official Game Guide (Collector's Edition)

By Black, Fletcher

United States: Prima Games, 2007. 351pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss boards lightly bumped. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed, soft vertical crease to rear flap. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.74

PROFESSIONAL BLACKJACK
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PROFESSIONAL BLACKJACK

By Wong, Stanford

United States: Pi Yee Press, 1994. 352pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated card wrapper has a barely perceptible soft crease to rear panel, else negligible scuffing. Updated and expanded 1994 edition. " . . . a reference book for card counters. It contains a virtually complete set of strategy numbers for the high-low counting system. The numbers in this book have been objectively derived on a computer, and thoroughly tested in casinos throughout the world . . . " Contents include: Preface, 15 chapters, Appendix A-E, Glossary, Selected References, Index. Book weight approx. 420g. . 10th Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

BOBBY FISCHER TEACHES CHESS

By Fischer, Bobby, et al

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cheshire Publishing, 1972. xiv, + 334pp., instructional diagrams throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards ditto bumped. Minor random fingermarks, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly tanned and edgeworn only. Using an instructional method they have termed 'Programmed Instruction', the authors offer the reader an innovative approach to improving your game of chess, be you novice or more advanced. Contents include: A Word From Bobby Fischer, The Phenomenal Bobby Fischer, About the Co-Authors, Introduction - How To Play Chess, 6 chapters, A Final Word. Book weight approx. 640g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.33

EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE : Close-Up Table Magic
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EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE : Close-Up Table Magic

By Hugard, Jean and Braue, Frederick

New York: Dover Publictions, 1974. xxiv, + 448pp., plus (iv). Instructional, intext line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Firm Dover binding. Leaves pristine. Art-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn, with noticeable colour change on spine. "In this definitive work on card technique, step-by-step instructions teach you the correct methods for the basic manipulations and the more advanced flourishes, and only then allow you to learn tricks . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Nomenclature, 6 chaptered 'parts', viz: Sleights, Flourishes, Technique, Tricks with Cards, One Hand Card Magic, Misdirection and Preservation. Book weight approx. 495g.. Later Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

INSTRUCTIVE POSITIONS FROM MASTER CHESS

By Mieses, J.

London: G.Bell & Sons No publication date (c. 1945). iv, + 76pp., illustrated throughout with game positions. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Original green cloth mildly faded on head and foot. Backstrip lightly bumped on head and heel. Original 'seller's' stamp on ffep., otherwise trivial flecks on textblock edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, plus nipped on head and heel of spine, U.V. affected (sunned) on same. Originally published in 1938. This undated fourth edition published immediate post WW2. It covers three components of chess, namely: From the Opening, From the Middle-Game, From the End-Game. Includes Preface and Index of Players. Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . 4th Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$12.69

AUCTION BRIDGE MADE CLEAR
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AUCTION BRIDGE MADE CLEAR

By Foster, A.E.Manning

London: Everleigh Nash & Grayson, 1929. 223pp., several intext, instructional diagrams. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over mildly striated flexible dark blue covers. Minor specks and fingermarks on random leaves. First published in 1921, contents of this 1929 edition include: Prelims., 17 chapters, Complete code of the new and revised laws of auction bridge, Laws of Contract Bridge, Scoring Table, Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. 8th Impression. Hardcover (Flexible boards). Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$9.87

BEST GAMBLING STRATEGIES IN AUSTRALIA
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BEST GAMBLING STRATEGIES IN AUSTRALIA

By Coombes, Chris

Australia: Privately Published No publication date [ c.late 1990's], 184pp., colour and b/w illustrations and charts throughout. Book clean, square and tight. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has miniscule corner bumps, else very good. The author, a mathematician and gambler, explains how to maximise your chances of winning at a variety of gambling genres. Contents, detailed, include: Blackjack, Pontoon, Poker, Casino games, Poker machines, Racing and sports betting, Gambling systems and the law of averages, Lotteries, Recommendations, Questions and answers. Book weight approx. 580g. . First Edition. Stiff Card Paperback. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.54

BEST GAMBLING STRATEGIES IN AUSTRALIA
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BEST GAMBLING STRATEGIES IN AUSTRALIA

By Combes, Chris

No Details [australia]: Self Published By Author No publication date [c.1999]. 184pp., intext colour plates, diagramatic examples and b/w tables throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss pictorial card wrapper lightly splayed and bumped on foredge corners, otherwise fine. The author, a gambler/mathematician of long standing, offers strategies to maximise your chances of winning . . . Contents, sub-chaptered, include: Blackjack, Crown pontoon, Poker, More casino games, Poker machines, Racing and sports betting, Gambling systems and the law of averages, Lotteries, More gambling in Australia, Recommendations, Questions and Answers, Appendices [11]. Book weight approx. 600g.. First Edition. Large Format Softcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$9.17