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Bridge : From Average to Expert
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Bridge : From Average to Expert

By Barry Seabrook

London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1979. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with unmarked black cloth boards, very minor trace of foxing to top of page edges and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with sunning around spine and rubbing to rear near spine foot. 175pp. 'This book is designed specifically to help the average player to become more proficient by providing him with guide-lines for his approach to the play of cards.'. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.

$6.66

Further Chess Ideas
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Further Chess Ideas

By Love, John and Hodgkins, John

London: G Bell and Sons Ltd, 1965. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, slightly dusty page edges and no bumping to corners. Dusty dust jacket not price clipped with a little marking/rubbing and nicks and chips to edges and corners. 177pp. The authors describe the aim of this book within the game of chess as 'planning, basic ideas and not sequences of moves within a small compass of openings'.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (+)/Good. 8.75 x 5.5 inches.

$15.36

Chess for Children
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Chess for Children

By Murray Chandler; Helen Milligan

London: Gambit Publications Ltd, 2011. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 112pp. An excellent introduction to chess for children. All the rules are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that the boy in the book is told by his pet alligator, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 11 x 8.5 inches.

$7.36

Modern Ideas in Chess
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Modern Ideas in Chess

By Reti, Richard

London: G Bell and Sons Ltd, 1944. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with slightly dusty unmarked boards, dusty page edges and no bumping to corners. 181pp. This book is considered one of the most important contributions to the literature of chess by the author who has concentrated the essence of the modern view of the game into it.. Hard Cover. Very Good (-)/No Jacket. 8.25 x 5.5 inches.

$15.68

The World's Great Chess Games
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The World's Great Chess Games

By Fine, Reuben (editor)

London: Andre Deutsch, 1952. Short ink note to one page. No other marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. Clean pages with unmarked dull maroon cloth boards, rubbed/pulled spine foot, dusty page edges and bump to upper rear corner. 287pp. A fascinating set of chess games from the world's masters, laid out and explained in detail.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.

$14.72

The Basis of Combination in Chess
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The Basis of Combination in Chess

By Du Mont, J.

London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd, 1944. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked red cloth boards, slight yellowing to pages and very minor bumping to lower rear corner. 218pp. The idea of a combination in chess is to make a sacrifice but for something more valuable. The author discusses the timing, the means and the ends and gives a wealth of examples. Second Impression.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8.75 x 5.5 inches.

$11.20

Marbles: A Player's Guide
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Marbles: A Player's Guide

By Levine, Shar; Scudamore, Vicki

New York: Sterling Publishing Co Inc, 1999. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked laminated boards and no bumping to corners. 96pp. Play thirty-five of the best marble games ever devised. Play the game which has been around for thousands of years, plus marble facts, special tournaments and more.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 9.25 x 6,25.

$11.84

Beginner's Guide to Bridge
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Beginner's Guide to Bridge

By Squire, Norman

London: Sphere Books, 1973. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 151pp. Learn how to play Bridge.. Soft Cover. Fine. 7 x 4.25 inches.

$6.34

The Country Life Book of Bridge Play Technique
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The Country Life Book of Bridge Play Technique

By Cotter, Pat and Rimmington, Derek

London: Country Life, 1982. Ex-library book with usual (minimal) marks and stamps - to reverse of title page and foot of page edges only. A very clean very tight copy with tape-marked black cloth boards, missing front end paper and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased. 176pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. 9 x 6 inches.

$6.34

The Complete Magician
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The Complete Magician

By Kaye, Marvin & Salisse, John (editor)

London: Pan Books, 1976. No marks or inscriptions. Minor creasing to front cover and to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, browning to pages and no bumping to corners. 278pp. More than 150 tricks explained and illustrated in detail.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 7.75 x 5 inches.

$6.08

The Complete Book of Patience
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The Complete Book of Patience

By Morehead, Albert H. and Mott-Smith, Geoffrey

London: Faber and Faber, 1951. Previous owner's neat name and date on front end paper. No other marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked with small nick and rubbing to top of spine. 192pp. With full details on over 150 card games of patience. Very Well illustrated. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good (+). 8.25 x 5.5 inches.

$7.36

The Passionate Game : Lessons in Chess and Love
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The Passionate Game : Lessons in Chess and Love

By Schenk, Gustav

London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd, 1937. Previous owner's name stamp to browned front end paper. No other marks or inscriptions to contents. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright boards, small mark to front and very minor bumping to corners. 99pp. Translated from the German.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Grete Jurgens. 7.25 x 5 inches.

$35.21

A History of Chess
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A History of Chess

By Gizycki, Jerzy

London: The Abbey Library, 1977. No inscriptions or marks. A very firm clean and tight copy with slight fading to upper and lower board edges, browning to page edges and margins and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped, marked or torn with a little rubbing/creasing to upper edge. Revised edition, translated from the original Polish edition, published 1960. 375pp. This book sets out, in as entertaining a manner as possible, to follow all the intricacies of the colourful history of the game. With innumerable and very wide-ranging illustrations in black and white and full colour accompanying the very lively test, even the non-player could not fail to be fascinated by this History from its obscure beginnings in the mysterious East, with all the intrigue associated with its evolution, into the game as we know it today. The editor of the English edition, Mr B H Wood, has written a special chapter on the Anglo-Saxon aspects of the game, as well as devoting a considerable amount of time and energy to the revision of the original text, and the end product must surely be a tribute to his efforts. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (+)/Very Good. 10.75 x 8.25 inches.

$15.30

Guinness : Chess the Records
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Guinness : Chess the Records

By Whyld, Ken

London: Guinness Publishing, 1986. No inscriptions or marks. Small creases to front corners, none to rear or to spine. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 176pp.This volume gives details of every important championship and champion plus major international competitions are documented and crosstables for 120 tournaments. The book also has a detailed look at the exciting and often bitter rivalries that have embroiled the world champions - Staunton, Murphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosyan, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov. . Paperback. Very Good (+). 10.25 x 7.5 inches.

$7.36

Chess : Revised By R du Mont
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Chess : Revised By R du Mont

By Green, RF

London: G Bell and Sons Ltd, 1973. No marks or inscriptions. Clean bright boards with no bumping to corners. A clean tight copy. Dust jacket price clipped, with sunning to spine, a little dusty to covers and light rubbing to some edges. 113pp.. Hardback. Very Good/Near Very Good. 7.5 x 5 inches.

$4.16

Selected Chess Endings
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Selected Chess Endings

By Cunnington, Revd E E (editor)

London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd, 1903. Yellow embossed stiff card covers somewhat rubbed and dusty with a little marking. The page edges are dusty but all pages are clean. The binding is slightly shaken and there are traces of foxing to the eps. No pages loose and no inscriptions. 88pp. . First Edition. Stiff Card Covers. Good (-). 6 x 4 inches.

$30.09

Chess : How to Play the Queen Pawn Openings
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Chess : How to Play the Queen Pawn Openings

By Reinfeld, Fred (editor)

London: W Foulsham, 1957. No added marks or inscriptions. Apart from a foxing mark at the board edge, the boards are exceptionally clean and bright without a trace of bumping to corners. A lovely clean crisp tight copy with traces of dust to top and foxing to front edges of pages. Dust jacket not price clipped but with a tiny piece missing from the lower front edge. 92pp. P-Q4 sets off some of chess' most brilliant games - the openings explained with crystal clarity.. Hardback. Near Fine/Good (++). 8 x 5.25 inches.

$12.16

The Complete King's Indian
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The Complete King's Indian

By Keene, Raymond & Jacobs, Byron

London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1992. No marks or inscriptions. Light opening crease down front cover near spine, no creasing to spine. Clean bright boards with no bumping to corners. A lovely clean crisp tight copy. 272pp.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

$16.00

Pinball Portfolio
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Pinball Portfolio

By McKeown, Harry

London: New English Library, 1976. No inscriptions or marks. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, slight bumping to upper edges and no bumping to corners. Price clipped dust jacket not torn with rubbing to upper edge and general signs of handling. 160pp. This book takes a long look at the history and development of pinball from its beginnings in the 1930s to date. It covers such aspects as style, design, artwork and systems of play and introduces the artists, designers and players to help capture an insight into the elusive psychology of the game. But mainly it is a selection of colourful reproductions of playing decks, glimpses of a wide variety of machines, some new, some old, some positively historic. A fascinating book for a pinball enthusiast. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 13.5 x 9.75 inches.

$60.81