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Home Games and How to Play Them.

by The Fireside Game Company

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Published
1899
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$350.00

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Cincinnati, Ohio: The Fireside Game Comapny, 1899. 30 + 16 page catalog of card games ads. Cover faded, slight vertical crease to cover, spine cover half chipped away and reinforced, contents clean and lightly age-toned. The first 30 pages consists of instructions for playing 31 different parlor (party) games, and the last section is an illustrated catalog, with… Read more
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$350.00
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Father Tuck's Alice in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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Published
1910
Condition
Good
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$500.00

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London-Paris-New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1910. Red pictorial paper over boards, 8 accordian pleated panels with 14 color illustrations, measures 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Light edgewear and scuffing to boards, contents age-toned and sound, all panel hinges are hoding tightly. No publication date, but this is the circa early 1900s edition, not a recent… Read more
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$500.00
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Wehman's Wizards' Manual - A Practical Treatise on Mind Reading....Ventroquilism....Sleight of Hand

by Skinner, W.E.

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Published
1895
Condition
Very Good
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$125.00

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New York: Henry J. Wehman, 1895. 122pp + 6 pp ads. Tan printed wraps. Very light chipping to cover, faint crease to front cover, 1/2 inch fragment missing from foot of spine, contents are age-toned and clean, book distributor's stamp on copyright page. Abundant instructions for the aspiring magician.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾"… Read more
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Tip Top Tapping

by Book-A-Mag Co.

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Published
1940
Condition
Good
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$15.00

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New York: Book-A-Mag Co., Inc., 1940. 62pp. Red, white and blue printed wraps. Light wear to cover and spine, small abrasion and hole to front cover, text is clean. Tap dancing instructions with many illustrations.. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Seaman. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The American Draught Player : Or the Theory and Practice of the Scientific Game of Checkers

by Spayth, Henry

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Published
1860
Condition
Good
Item Price
$25.00

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New York: Dick & Fitagerald, 1860. 308pp + ads. "The American Draught Player', game of Checkers, copyright date is 1860, however this is later printing circa1880s. Discusses "the theory and practice of the scientific game of checkers simplified and illustvn is good, some staining to front board, front emdpaper corner cut off, cracking at hinges but holding, a… Read more
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Patience : A Series of Thirty Games With Cards

by Cheney, E.D.

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Published
1870
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$20.00

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Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1870. 96pp. Green cloth bevelled boards, gillt lettering and decoration to cover and spine, red silk bookmark. Cover is clean, mild rubbing to corners, text is clean, front endpaper tape reinforced, inscription on front free endpaper dated 1870. Instructions for 30 games clearly spelled-out, some with diagramatic illustrations.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 32mo… Read more
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Noble Experiments: The Third Volume in the Famous Here's How Series

by Judge Jr. (Anthony, Norman)

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Published
1930
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$300.00

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New York: The Johnn Day Company, 1930. 63pp. Red cloth, gilt lettering. Cover faded, lettering darkened, a few spots to cover and to 3 or 4 page edges, contents otherwise surprisingly clean. A Prohibition inspired book of cocktail recipes including "private concoctions" by some well-know personalites iof the day, ncluding Heywood Broun, H.L. Mencken, Waltrer Winchell and… Read more
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$300.00
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250 Parlor Tricks of Magic Made Easy

by Johnson Smith & Co.

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Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
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$25.00

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Detroit, MI: Johnson Smith & Co., 1930. Unpaginated 32pp. Stapled blue printed wraps. Book is unworn, mildly faded along edges, contents age-darkened, unmarked and clean.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The Game of Doubles in Tennis

by Talbert, William F. and Old, Bruce S.

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Published
1956
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1956. 214pp. Green cloth, black spine lettering. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Book is sound and tight, slight fading along edges, contents clean, small rust spots from binding staples in front inner hinge, underlining on a few pages, former owner's name on front free endpaper. Unclipped… Read more
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Hoyle's Games

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Published
1864
Condition
Good
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$25.00

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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1864. 277pp. Brown blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Spine heavily chippe but gilt mostly complete, corners worn, a bit of foxing mailny to endpapers, contents mailny clean and binding is tight, owner's name in pencil on front free endpaper.. Hard Cover. Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.… Read more
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Knuckles and Gloves

by Lynch, Bohun

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Published
1922
Condition
Fair
Edition
Second Impression
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$30.00

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London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1922. 217pp. .Green cloth, black lettering. Corners very lightly rubbed, contents lightly age-toned, endpapers more heavily, some pages crudely opened causing margin tears not affecting text, oxcasional light foxing, binding is sound. Dust jacket is darkened and missing several large pieces with some loss of text, some taper reapir. … Read more
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$30.00
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The "Golden Days" Puzzlers Directory

by Van Slyck D.W.C.

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Published
1886
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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Philadelphie, PA: James Elverson, 1886. 144pp. Green stamped cloth, gilt lettering. Cover and contents are clean and unworn, text is mildly toned, faint foxing to endpapers. A compilation of nearly 4,000 names and addresses.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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$75.00
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The Danbury Boom! With a Full Account of Mrs. Cobleigh's Action Therein!

by Bailey, James M.

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Published
1880
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$30.00

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Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1880. 317pp. Green cloth, gilt spine lettering. Inscribed by author. Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, spine slightly darkend, and gilt still very bright, contents mildly age-toned. Inscription on front free endpaper reads : "Ella with the regards of the Author.". Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo… Read more
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$30.00
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Mr. Daniels and the Grange

by Sloane, Eric and Anthony, Edward

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Published
1968
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$50.00

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New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968. 119pp. Red cloth, gilt spine lettering. Both book and unclipped dust jacket are in near fine condition. SIGNED by Eric Sloane and dated 1968 on front free endpaper. Illustrations by Eric Sloane, photos, description and historical background by Edward Anthony in a well-organized format. Foreword by Stewart Udall, Secretary… Read more
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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Published
1929
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$400.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1929. 192pp. Violet cloth, gilt lettering and decoration, Pogany icolor llustrated endpapers. Cover nearly unworn, spine is faded and lettering barely readable, several small holes in front endpaper evidently from bookplate removal, inscription on verso, text is mildly age-toned but clean and unmarked, binding is tight. Scarce dust jacket is missing… Read more
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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Published
1914
Condition
Good
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$300.00

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London: G. Bell & Sons, 1914. 161pp + 6pp ads. Grey cloth, white lettering and decoration. Book is nearly unworn, spine is sunned and lettering partially worn away, small white spot on rear board, former owner's name on front pastedown, contents are mildly age-toned, small abrasion on front free endpaper, binding is tight, 2 leaves at rear still… Read more
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Alice im Wunderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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Published
1923
Condition
Fair
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$200.00

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Wien: Sesam Verlag, 1923. 109pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine, 5 color illus trations by Helene Scheu-Riesz. Light wear, slight bubbling along top edges of boards, gilt partially worn, contents are tanned, a few leaves pulling but holding, inscription on verso of frontispiece. Hard Cover. Fair. Illus. by Helene Scheu-Riesz. 8vo -… Read more
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$200.00
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The Handbook of Manly Exercises Comprising Boxing, Walking, Running, Leaping, Vaulting, Etc.

by George Routledge and Sons

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Published
1882
Condition
Very Good
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$65.00

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London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1882. 64pp. Green decorated boards, black lettering and black and brown highlighted decorations. Extremities mildly rubbed, slight pucker to rear board, contents are crisp and clean and appear unread, short closed tear with archival tape repair on front free endpaper. Book conatains 2 line-drawn illustrations, and book is in… Read more
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New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1858. 142pp + approx 50pp publisher's list. Pictorial boards. Wear and scuffing to cover, contents are mildly age-toned, some pulling away of page of preliminary book list with no loss of text. In addition to the listing of dreams, book conatins a treatise on chiromancy and a chapter on phrenology, and is… Read more
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$125.00
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Alice no pais das maravilhas

by Carroll, Lewis

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Published
1960
Condition
Good
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$50.00

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Lisboa: Portugàlia Editora, 1960. 124pp. c1960. White pictorial boards. Light wear to cover, slight dampstain to endpapers, text is clean and unmarked, binding is tight. 1Text is in Portuguese. Eleven marvelous surrealist color illustrations by Figueiredo Sobral plus numerous black and white line drawings by him throughout the text.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Figueired Sobral.… Read more
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