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You do not have to travel to Las Vegas to learn about gambling and other games. If you are interested in learning more about the history or strategies of gambling, be sure to browse the rare books about gambling and games section of the Biblio Rare Book Room for some fascinating and interesting reads. Many of the rare and antique books featured below may be first editions, signed, or complete with illustrations and ornate bindings. Look through the featured items below for some truly collectible rare and antique books on games and gambling.

Bobby Fischer Uncensored by David and Alessandra De Lucia

394 pages with diagrams, plates, photographs, and facsimiles. Quarto (11" 8 3/4") original proof sheets with corrections by David De Lucia. Final proof copy before publication.Among the highlights of this collection are signed childhood books, numerous si…

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Postal Chess Recorder Album Six Complete Chess Sets for Recording Move By Move Positions in Postal Chess Games

New York: Chess Review, 1960 Red/tan card covers. Slight soiled. Event filled in: 1962 (Class C) Class Tourney Section no. 62 c. 9 A few games filled in. Blank cards. All pieces present. Extremely Rare OCLC finds 0 copies. Size: 16mo - over 5¾"…

From Open Door Books



J. W. Arrowsmith. Bristol.,1891. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with mono engravings and photographs, mostly portraits of players and old match scenes. A bright and fresh copy in publishers original dark green cloth with gilt lettering to the …

From Paul Foster Books


Expert Coin Magic by David Roth, Richard Kaufman

Near fine. Hardcover. Laminate cover, no dj as issued. Signed and inscribed by David Roth.…

From Second Deal Books


l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs, Tome II by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

570 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Quarto (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Volume 2. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5974) First edition.The l'Echiquer, a Belgian magazine of consistently high quality, was published in 1925 …

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The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899 by Lord, Frederick Williams (c1856-1937) and W Ward-Higgs (editors)

ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spine label and original vignette affixed to front cover. Annotations by Leopold Hoffer. Provenance Galsgow Chess Club (Betts: 7-36) …

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Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles, Tricks and Conundrums with Answers by Loyd

New York : Morningside Press, 1914. Hardcover. Good. 1914. Original and Scarce. Worn green covers, but black lettering on spine and front remains vivid. Worn on edges and corners, to gentle fraying in some places. Back cover has some surface staining. N…

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Beatlemania: The Illustrated Treasury - The Trivia Game by P & R Enterprises - (re The Beatles)

Montreal: P & R Enterprises, 1984. -----Beatlemania: The Illustrated Treasury - The Trivia Game. Comes complete with two boxes of question and answer cards (never used), 24" by 24" (full colour with illustrations) playing board (never used)…

From Nessa Books


Il Libro del Cortegiano del conte Baldassar Castiglione by Castiglione, Baldassare (1478–1529)

4 books in 2 volumes: [8]+xvi+255 pages with frontispiece; 205 pages with index and errata. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4) bound in stiff wrappers with lables to spines and deckle edges. This edition not in Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana; however, there are…

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Johannes Zukertort: Artist of the Chessboard by James "Jimmy" Bernard Adams

534 pages with diagrams, plate, illustration, tables and indexes. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6) Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. First edition limited to 575 copies.As one of the contestants in the first official World…

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Kagan's Neueste Schachnachrichten Schachzeitung Volume 10 by Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932) [editor]

344 pages with diagrams, tables and plates. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5") bound with original wrappers bound in. Volume 10 complete, also includes volume 2, numbers 8 through 12 of Fernschach bound in. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6073) 1st edition.Ber…

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The Chess Monthly Volume I by Daniel Willard Fiske (1831-1904) and Paul Morphy (editors)

v+402 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine with black labels and original wrappers bound in. From the library of Jsames J Barrett. Volume I. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6389) (Hagedorn:…

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


British Chess Magazine by Isaac McIntyre Brown [editor]

x, 552 pages with diagrams, illustrations, plates, tables and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in green with gilt lettering to spine. Volume XXX (30). (Betts: 7-27) 1st edition.Published monthly from January 1881, Huddersfield, Leeds, London, Trench,…

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Studies of Chess: containing Caissa, A Poem, by Sir William Jones; a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess by Philidor, A.D. and Pratt,Peter

London. Samuel Bagster. 1803. Handsomely bound in full period Tree Calf. Gilt ruled spine compartments. Red morocco,gilt title label. 8vo. 5.25"x8.5 The First Edition.Two Volumes in One. Complete as issued. Illustrated with a copperplate engraved Frontis…

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB


La Nouvelle Régence, Revue Spéciale des Échecs by Paul Journoud (1821-1882) [editor]

384 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") with original wrappers. From the library of James Barrett. Volume 3. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6016). First edition.Volume one was published as La Régence and Nouvelle was added to the tit…

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