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The Ten Best Card Games for Two

By Dalton, Basil

London: Grant Richards , 1923. Fifth printing stated. 62 pp., small format (about 6.5" X 4") in cream softcovers. Includes: Bezique, Cribbage, Euchre, Whist, Poker Patience, Pontoon, etc. Firm binding, no significant flaws, expected wear to covers.. 5th. Paperback. Very Good.


The Douglas L Mason Collection of Canadian and Maritime Decimal Coins 2002 CNA Auction (The Canadian Coinoisseur)

By Walsh, Michael

Vancouver, BC: Canadian Coinoisseur, 2006. First printing this special edition binding of three issues of Canadian Coinoisseur magazine covering the three parts of the Mason auction (July 12-12, 2002, October 26, 2002, February 21-22, 2003). 103, 63, 86 pp., 1280 items catalogued with photos, oversize format in burgundy morocco binding with gilt titles. Unread copy with no wear, no owner's marks. . 1st. Full-Leather. Fine.


David Janowski: Artist of the Chess Board
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David Janowski: Artist of the Chess Board

By Cherniaev, Alexander;Meynell, Alexander

United Kingdom: Hardinge Simpole Ltd, 2005. First printing. 147 pp., records of matches, etc., octavo. Fine unread copy. Laid in: two-page bio from Wikipedia. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.


Tough Game. (Sequel to Author's Test Your Match Play)

By Kelsey, Hugh Walter

London: Faber & Faber, 1979. First printing. 189 pp., many diagrams, octavo, hardcover, dustjacket. Nearly Fine text with no significant flaws, no owner's mark, just remainder mark to rear endpaper. Dj has no tears, is price-clipped, very light edge-wear. A solid Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.



By Liddell, Donald M

White Lion, 1976, 1976. First printing, White Lion edition. Previously published in1937. Xii, 171 pp., many photos, oversize hardcover, dustjacket. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine. No owner's marks. Dj is not clipped, has some edge-wear, one short tear to rear foldover. An uncommon and interesting reference.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Nearly Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


The Official System of Contract Bridge Simplified Concise: The Offical Book on the Official System

By Various Authors

Bridge Headquarters Inc, 1931 First printing. Vi, 236 pp., 8vo, brown velvet hardcover with gilt decorations, illustrated dustjacket. Original $1.50 price on front flap. No owner's name in book. Text is Nearly Fine with no real flaws, little wear. Dj is Good with modest edge-wear, few short edge-tears and slight loss at tips. Inside of dj has old reinforcement along edges, not visible from outside. A very attractive copy, scarce in dustjacket..


Chess Traps and Stratagems

By Cunnigton, Rev. E. D. Revised By J. Du Mont

Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957 First printing, this edition. 83 pp., about 100 diagrams, 12mo, decorated hardcover. Internally Fine, some wear to spine. Nice copy..


Morphy's Games of Chess: Being the Best Games Played by the Champion in Europe and America

By Lowenthal, J. (Paul Morphy)

London: George Bell, 1898, 1898. Part of Bohn's Library of Sports and Games. Vii, 485 pp. + 48 pp. ads, frontis port. with tissue guard, hundreds of diagrams, index of openings, 8vo, red buckram with gilt decoration of chess board with pieces on front board, cartouche on spine. Nearly Fine: a very tight, unread/unopened copy with very bright, unworn, unfaded boards. Only minor flaws are near owner's inscription inside, some fading to spine. As lovely a copy as you are likely to find.. Hardcover. Fine.


Table Games: How to Make and How to Play Them

By Marran, Ray J

Barnes, 1939., 1939. First printing. 122 pp., many ills., 8vo, hardcover, dustjacket. NF text in Poor dj taped at the spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Dust Jacket Included.


The American Supplement to the Synopsis containing American Inventions inthe Chess Openings, together with fresh analyses in the openings since 1882

By Miller, J. W. (ed.)

London: Morgan, 1885., 1885. First Edition. Pp: 91, ads, 302-312, ads, ills., tall 8vo, blue decorated cloth. VG copy: very fresh, tight copy with no major flaws. Two small, blank labels covering previous owners' marks, some wear to cloth at tips.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.


the Game of Draughts: simplified and Illustrated with Practical Diagrams

By Anderson, Andrew

David McKay, no Date (c. 1900)., 1900. Seventh edition. Xxxii, 136 pp., many diagrams, 8vo, green pictorial cloth. VG copy with no serious flaws. Tight hinges, no owner's name, contents very fresh and unworn, front cover illustration fresh and unfaded. Some wear to cloth at extremities, especially spine. Decent copy.. Hardcover. Very Good.


Learn Chess Quickly,

By Horowitz, I. A

Doubleday, 1973,, 1973. NAP. 218 pp., profusely illustrated with diagrams and photos, red and black covers with gilt titles, 12mo. VG/VG (text is fresh and tight with no major flaws but slightly bowed boards/dj has light edg e-wear, some tiny nicks, one 1.5 inch tear).. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Chess of To-day

By Emery, Alfred

Hollings, London, 1924, 1924 First Edition. 108 pp., ads, ills., index, 12mo, ill. wraps. VG copy with owner's name, no other real flaws.. F. Soft cover.


Charousek's Games of Chess: With Annotations and a Bibliographical Introduction

By Sergeant, Philip W

London: G. Bell & Sons, 1919., 1919. First printing. Xxi, 220 pp. + ads, index of players, index of openings, 12mo rust-colored cloth. Text is Nearly Fine with no owner's marks, no wear, no soiling. Spine cloth not faded but gilt titls slightly so, but still easily readable. A lovely copy of this uncommon and important chess book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.


How to Play Chess. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged

By Cunnington, revd. E. E

Routledge & Sons, no Date (circa 20s) No printings noted. 88 pp., diagrams, 12mo, tan cloth with ill. of chess board and decorations on cover. VG with light wear to spine-ends. Nice copy.. Hardcover.


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By Byfield, Brian and Alan Orpin

Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Lyle Stuart, 1974. First American edition. 211 pages, many colour ills., oversize (folio), pictorial hardcover, dustjacket. Great illustrations by Alan Cracknell. Fine/Nearly Fine. Unclipped dj with light edge-wear, no tears. This dj is very fragile, the book usually appears without it. A stunning copy of this scarce book with a spectacular dj, the nicest one you are likely to find.. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


USSR v. Hungary: USSR-Hungary Chess Match 1955. 32 games with openings index

By (Chess)

Chess, Sutton, UK, 1955., 1955 First Edition. 25 pp., diagrams, index, 16mo, red wraps. NF copy.. F. Soft cover.