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How to Play Winning Blackjack

By: Braun, Julian H

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Chicago, Data House Publishing Company: 1980

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 28712

ISBN: 0935822003

Condition: Very Good+


4to 11" - 13" tall; 169 pages; Oversize paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Snugly bound and neat. Mild shelf/handling wear to covers at edges. Illustrated with charts and card scenarios. Solid unmarked copy. VG to VG+ ...Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Treasury Of Great Gambling Stories

By: Brunner, Robert K. (Ed. ) and Ely Culbertson (Intro. ) ; Twain; Harte; Crane; Etc.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Ziff Davis Publishing Company: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18844

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 382 pages; Square, sound and neat in original, worn dust jacket. No marks. Dust jacket missinfg an inch from the top and bottom of the spine panel with some surface and edge rubbing. Contents clean and neat. Unommon in dust jacket. VG/G View more info

A Complete Defence to 1 E4

By: Cafferty, Bernard and David Hooper

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford, Pergamon Press: 1986

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 19013

ISBN: 0080320368

Condition: Very Good+


Cadogan Chess Books; B&W Diagrams; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 136 pages; HC in glossy pictorial paper boards. 3rd edition. Bright, snug and unmarked. Prior seller's price penned to inside rear cover. Illustrated with B&W diagrams of various chess moves. Just light evidence of prior use/reading. VG+ View more info

The Pocket Book Of Crossword Puzzles, No. # 7 Pocket Books #55102

By: Farrar, Margaret (Ed. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1969

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 29776

Condition: Very Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Mass market sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tightly bound and very neat; mo marks. All puzzles are clean and unworked. Flat uncreased spine and tight binding - feels unread and unperused. Expected mild toning to page stock and superficial shelf evidence to cover edges. VG++ to NF View more info

The Pocket Book Of Crossword Puzzles, No. # 5 Pocket Books #55020

By: Farrar, Margaret (Ed. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1968

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 29777

Condition: Very Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Mass market sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tightly bound and very neat; mo marks. All puzzles are clean and unworked. Flat uncreased spine and tight binding - feels unread and unperused. Expected mild toning to page stock and superficial shelf evidence to cover edges. VG++ to NF View more info

The Snark Puzzle Book

By: Gardner, Martin and Lewis Carroll

Price: $11.80

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Prometheus Books: 1990

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 21022

ISBN: 0879755830

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 124 pages; Square, tight and fresh in immaculate pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Illustrated with B&W drawings. F/F View more info

TMI-Grolier Teaching Machine; Goren's Easy Steps to Winning Bridge

By: Goren; Grolier

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20418

Condition: Very Good+


Diagrams; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Boxed set of nine teaching units, corner stapled, with answer pads, die-cut teaching/machine mask and related materials. In original title lettered, lidded box. Contents complete and clean. An uncommon set of teaching materials for use with Grolier's 1960's foray into home instruction materials with the Teaching Machine. Overall VG or better. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Book Of Chessmen

By: Hammond, Alex

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Wm. Morrow: 1950

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16197

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 160 pages; Square, snug and neat in publisher's tan linen boards, brightly lettered in gilt to cover and spine. Pictorial dust jacket is clean and attractive with mild edge rubbing and one or two tiny closed edge tears. Front flap price clipped. Mild spot of rub to cloth lower front corner. Illustrated with 61 plates, photographs of distinctive historical chess pieces and sets. A distinctive book on the material culture of C... View more info

Mate in Three Moves; A Treatise on the Three-Move Chess Problem

By: Harley, Brian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21478

Condition: Good+


B&W Diagrams; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 198 pages; HC in navy cloth with titles in gilt to spine. 1st edition. Solid clean copy with sunfading to the cloth at spine, but with gilt title lettering still generally bright. Decorative bookplate mounted to front pastedown; earlier owner name stamp to front endpage. Mild soiling to front cover. Illustrated with B&W diagrams. G+ to VG- View more info

Chess Review; Vol 11, No. 5 May, 1943

By: Horowitz, I. A. (Ed. )

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Chess Review: 1943

Seller ID: 19011

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Magazine in glossy pictorial covers with B&W photograph of Russian Farmer K. Nadzhmetdinov, Chess Champion of the Uzbeck S. S. R. To front cover. A bright clean copy. No marks. Just mild toning to page stock. This edition includes pages 145 - 183 of the magazine's 1943 run and features the article "Chess in the U. S. S. R." Profusely illustrated with B&W drawings, diagrams, photographs and advertisements. VG++ View more info

Battle Road ; Car Wars Adventure Gamebook #1

By: Jackson, Steve

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Lake Geneva, WI, TSR, Inc.: 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 35549

ISBN: 088038297x

Condition: Good+


B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 189 pages; Mass market sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Soundly bound copy with handling wear to cover edges and surfaces. Moderate stress creasing to front cover with a vertical stress crease along the middle of the cover. Contents clean and unmarked with expected mild toning to page stock. G to G+ only View more info

Horse Sense, A Brief History of the Sport of Horse Racing in North America

By: Miers, Earl Schenck & Stefan Martin

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Newark, DE, The Curtis Paper Co.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31406

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 31 pages; 17th in the annual publications of American commissioned and produced by the Curtis Paper Co. Paperback in illustrated white wrappers with saddle stapled binding. Tight bright and fresh; feels and appears unread. Trace toning to spine edge. Illustrated with woodcuts by Martin. NF View more info

Puppetry; An Educational Adventure,

By: Murphy, Virginia

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Art Education Press: 1934

Seller ID: 27699

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations and Designs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 24 pages; Oversize paperback in illustrated paper wraps. Soundly bound and neat. Mild genreal shelf and handling wear to covers edges and surfaces. Prior owner's name penned to title page. Illustrated with b&w photohraphs and design s. Solid copy. VG+ View more info

The Complete Card Player

By: Ostrow, Albert A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Whittlesey House; McGraw Hill: 1945

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 23885

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Color and b/w plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 771 pages; Square snug and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket lightly faded at spine and with light shelf/handling rub at edges. Illustrated with some color plates. Excellent reference in attractively preserved condition. VG+/VG ... Stout book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Magic Quiz Book, [Magnetic] A New Game by PLAYMORE, Inc

By: Playmore, Inc.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, Playmore, Inc.: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23852

Condition: Very Good


Color and toned drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 18 pages; Oversize HC book format game with original magnetic "indicator" present, along with die-cut instruction booklet laid in the die-cut oval center of the pages. Color pictorial paper covered boards with pages bound by 2 sets of three spiral combs through the spine edge of the book's exterior. A set of 18 questions on rectos with scrambled answers on the facing verso. Play involves placing a metal "... View more info

Chess Openings Your Choice!

By: Reuben, Stewart

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Pergamon Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31102

ISBN: 0080268951

Condition: Very Good+


Pergamon chess openings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; HC in original color pictorial boards. Snugly bound and clean; no marks. Light shelf/handling wear to boards at edges. Issued without jacket. VG+ View more info

How to Solve Magic and Cartoon Puzzles

By: Sunners, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Arco Publishing: 1959

Seller ID: 17782

Condition: Very Good-


Ink drawing; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 122 pages; Paperback in glossy title lettered covers. A clean, solid copy; no marks to text. Small tape repair to a nick at the upper front corner of the cover. Trace sunning to spine. Illustrated with many examples of cartoon puzzles, lists of unusual word homonyms, spelling combinations etc. The author gives extensive advice on methods for cracking the toughest puzles. VG- View more info

A Genius of the Two-Mover: A Selection of Problems by C Mansfield

By: White, Alain C.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Stroud, The Chess Amateur: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16372

Condition: Very Good+


The Christmas Series; Diagrams; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 119 pages; The32nd and final of the Christmas annuals prepared as keepsakes by Alain White. In original red cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Just mild sunning to cloth at spine and superficial bumping to corners. Trace foxing at endpages. Prior owner name/address label attached to front pastedown. Solid and attractive example; uncommon. Christmas greeting slip tpiped in. VG+ View more info

Cubus [ Puzzle Card Game]

By: Wittig, Reinhold

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Keller & Co: 2005

Seller ID: 23240

ISBN: 3780033062

Condition: Near Fine


Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Boxed tile, puzzle game with impressive prictorial graphics on the stout rhomboid game tiles. Listed as 2-6 player game for ages 10 - 99. Instruction booklet in German, English, French and Dutch. Just about as new. NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info