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Kear's Reprint of the Scottish Draught Player. Second edition, 1851-3

By: Drummond, John, and James Lees.

Price: $68.75

Publisher: Bristol, J.A. Kear: 1895

Seller ID: Books006104

Condition: Good


xii, 300 pages. Title page publication date 1892-5. Containing 18 openings with 2390 variations, together with 151 original positions. Revised and corrected up to date by James Lees, Dalmellington. Soiling to covers and chips off spine. Clean unmarked interior in sound binding with sturdy hinges. View more info

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Sam Loyd's Picture Puzzles With Answers

By: Loyd, Sam

Price: $1,625.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Sam Loyd [Jr.]: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010152

Condition: Very Good


[6], 114, [8] pages; lacking the two coloured supplements advertised on front cover paper onlay and printed in b&w at rear of book. Covers soiled, front endpaper a bit grubby and with evidence of worming along hinge. Binding is sound; no inscriptions. Offered with an as-new copy of the Algrove/Lee Valley reprint that "deleted" 14 of the original puzzles that "caricature non-whites in various derogatory ways". View more info

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What Shall We Do To-Night? Or Social Amusements for Evening Parties furnishing complete and varied programmes for Twenty-Six Entertainments

By: Mayne, Leger D.

Price: $162.50

Publisher: New York, Dick & Fitzgerald: 1873

Seller ID: Books009508

Condition: Very Good


366 pages plus 6 pages of ads at rear. Profusely and humorously illustrated with 107 figures. Edges rubbed; personal bookplate and signature on it to front pastedown. Binding is sound; a few leaves have a pea-sized stain but overall a clean interior with no foxing. An excellent example of this uncommon work of parlor shenanigans. View more info

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The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist. Together with the Laws of Whist As Revised by the Portland and Arlington Clubs

By: Pole, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A Stokes Company: 1887

Seller ID: Books009411

Condition: Very Good


136 pages. Pictorial paper covered boards with light rubbing and soiling. Ex Montreal Fraser Institute library with their plate to front pastedown, accession number to foot of Contents page, small circular blind embossed seal to pagee 9-13, no evidence of pocket at rear. Unobtrusive tideline to lower margin up to page 18; overall a clean interior. Binding sound and hinges secure. View more info

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Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-one

By: Thorp, Edwin O.

Price: $62.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1962

Edition: First Edition, tenth printing

Seller ID: Books011207

Condition: Good


xiii, 236pp. sealed envelope containing cards for casino reference at rear, previous owner's name to front paste down, rear hinge starting, dust jacket lightly chipped and worn View more info