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The Laws and Principles of Whist; Stated and Explained and its Practice Illustrated on an Original System by Means of Hands Played Completely Through. American Edition

By: "Cavendish"

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1895. New York.: 1895

Seller ID: 1883


Cloth. Illustrations. Gilt edge pages. Slight wear top and bottom of spine, corners, and bottom edges of cover. Front end paper has small ink-erasing damage upper corner; book plate partially torn out with hand printed name and 1896. Spot, low er po rtion page 38 and pages 130-136. The author describes the complete rules and etiquette of the game with English and American scoring. View more info

Illustrirtes Buch Der Patiencen;Neve Folge, Noch 60 Patience-Spiele Mit Abbildungen Zur Veranschav-Lichung Der Lage Der Karten

By: Anonymous

Price: $37.50

Publisher: I. V. Kern's Verlag (Max Muller). (Circa 1910). Breslav.:

Seller ID: 1872


Cloth, illustrated. Illustrations. Book plate on front end paper. Fly leaf loose at top and bottom. Descriptions and rules for a variety of card games, illustrated. View more info

Oriental Magic: Tricks You Can Do .an Unusual Collection of Magic Tricks with Simple Home-Made Apparatus, with 72 Clear Drawn Illustrations

By: Anonymous

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Jaffre Products Corp., Publishers: 1934

Seller ID: 7559


(1934). "Series 3" on front cover. Cloth backed wrappers, illustrated. Text illustrated with red and black illustrations of drawing of tricks. 48 pages. 1/2 inch tear to top of back cover. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph. "The Casino, Monte-Carlo, Monaco."

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Meadville, PA, Keystone View Company: 1900

Seller ID: 9041


No. 11751, copyright by B.L. Singloy. Color stereograph on gray board (7 x 3 1/2 inch) with commentary on the backside. View of the formal gardens with water fountain looking toward the casino. People in front of the casino. Commentary mentions that 6 people a month take their lives due to the gambling losses. Colored with greens and some red. Clean copy with bumped upper left corner. View more info

Printed Stereocard. "Pike Bathhouse, Long Beach, Cal."

By: Anonymous

Price: $12.50

Seller ID: 11280


circa.1910. Printed stereograph (7 x 3 1/2 inch), just a title across the bottom. No publisher's name. Image, in color, of the 'Pike' with the Bath House and Pool, known as the 'Plunge', on the right during the day. The Pike in Long Beach was the most famous Amusement Zone on the west coast from 1902 to 1969. A mile long beach boardwalk along the shore and home to the 'Cyclone Racer' among other famous rides. One could attend movies, eat lunch or dinner, watch vaudeville... View more info

Struggles and Triumphs; or, Forty years' Recollections

By: Barnum, P. T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Buffalo, New York, The Courier Company: 1879

Seller ID: 14658


Early edition of this work. 324 pages; illustrations; red cloth binding with gilt lettering (5 x 8 inch). Wear to the top and bottom of the spine, along the edges. P.T. Barnum issued this edition after the 1876 first was sold out by his publisher. Intro says the Autobiography was later issued in editions of 50,000 copies so he could sell them for a dollar apiece. Includeds his famous lecture 'Art of Money-Getting'. Good clean copy. View more info

The Ruth Brooks Cross Word Puzzle Book.

By: Brooks, Ruth

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Boston, Mass, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1932

Seller ID: 13013


127 pages; 52+ puzzles; red publisher's cloth with dust jacket. Tears with chipping of the dust jacket. Several of the puzzles are filled in with pencil marks. Very good clean copy. View more info

The Compleat Gamester or Instructions on How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games.With an Introduction By Thomas E. Marston and Illustrations By Joseph Low

By: Cotton, Charles

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1970

Seller ID: 8039


Number 1428 of 1950 copies printed at The Press of A. Colish and signed by the illustrator. Full leather binding with publisher's slip case, which has slight wear at the opening. In his interesting introduction, Marston relates biographical information about Cotton and the history and a bibliography of the book, first published in 1674. The text includes rules for: Billiards, Trucks, Bowling, Chess, Picket, Gleek, L'Ombre, Cribbidge (or Cribbage, in modern spelling), All... View more info

Evening Amusements and Book of Drawing-Room Plays; A Comprehensive Manual of In-door Recreation Including all Kinds of Acting Charades, Proverbs, Burlesques, and Extravaganzas

By: Dalton, Henry

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited. (Circa 1885). New York.:

Seller ID: 1892


Cloth, illlustrated. Illustrations. Slight wear top and bottom of spine with slight sun fading. Bottom back cover, and front near spine, has some water stain and discoloration. Some chapters include: Acting Charades; Acting Proverbs ("All is Fa ir i n Love and War"); Drawing Room Farce; Intellectual Games in Which the Players Talk; Board Games; Puzzles; etc. View more info

The Cokesbury Party Book; 52 Planned Parties with 600 Games and Stunts

By: Depew, Arthur M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press. (1932). New York.: 1932

Seller ID: 1907


Illustrated cloth. Dust wrapper. Untrimmed pages. Book plate on front fly leaf. This party book contains fifty-two completely planned parties, each around a theme, including invitations, decorations, costumes and refreshments. Four suggested p artie s for each month such as: May; May-Day Party, College Field Day Party, Aircraft Party, Shipwreck Party (costume). View more info

Magic Worth Knowing: A Revised Edition of the Auhtor's Writing in the Linking Ring.

By: Douglas, Bert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heston, Middlesex, Edward Bagshawe & Co.:

Seller ID: 5205


Fine copy in dust wrapper with small scuffs to back cover. 59 pages plus four page catalog at back of book showing other magic books for sale. No date, circa 1935. View more info

Draughts Praxis or Modern Match Games; A Practical Guide to Scientific Checkers

By: Dunne, Frank

Price: $37.50

Publisher: David McKay. (circa 1911). Philadelphia.:

Seller ID: 1908


Second edition, revised. Illustrated cloth. Diagrams. Slight chipping top and bottom of spine. Small tear back edge of spine. Slight spotting back cover. Stain front fly leaf. Using diagrams the author describes the moves of the finest player s, opp osing each other, in Match or Tourney play. View more info

Bridge; Its Principles and Rules of Play. with Illustrative Hands and the Club Code of Bridge Laws

By: Elwell, J. B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1906. New York.: 1906

Seller ID: 1888


Illustrated cloth. Illustrations. Gilt edges. Slight wear top and bottom of spine and corners. From the Preface, the author writes: "The main purpose which I have had in view in writing this book has been to provide my pupils with a simple and eleme ntary work on Bridge". Using illustrative hands, the author describes all the rules of play; dealing, the bidding process, the dummy, scoring, etc. View more info

Junior Cross-Word Puzzle Book.

By: Goldsmith, Milton

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, New York, The Platt & Munk Co., Inc. Publishers: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13011


unnumbered pages; 42 puzzles; yellow cloth publisher's binding, dust jacket with chipping and small tearing, former owner's name in ink inside the cover. Some of the puzzles has been filled in with pencil marks. Very good clean copy. View more info

The Glidogram Book No. 1.

By: Guldenstein, Ricahrd M.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1948

Seller ID: 13010


88 pages; puzzles; publisher's black cloth binding, dust jacket under mylar. Game book, no markings on the inside. Very good clean copy. View more info

Modern Scientific Whist; The Principles of the Modern Game, Analyzed and Extended

By: Hamilton, C. D. P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brentano's. 1903. New York.: 1903

Seller ID: 3166


Fifth edition. Fine bright copy. Cloth with gilt lettering and decorations on front cover and spine. Illustrated by over sixty critical endings and annotated games from actual play. 639 pages. Sample hands in red and black. From the Preface: "This t reatise on Whist is based upon the system of leads known as American Leads". "The purpose of this volume is to present to the student of the game the rules and maxims of play as laid down by the authorities, and p... View more info

Parlor Games for the Wise and Otherwise

By: Hollister, Helen E.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company: 1899

Seller ID: 5248


Revised and Enlarged by Elizabeth J. Rook and Mrs. E,J.H. Goodfellow. Green cloth,silver decorations and red lettering. A fine copy of an attractive book. Chapters include: Games with Pen and Pencil; Games of Thought and Memory;Halloween Frolics; Games of Action; Catch Games and Forfeits. 167 pages plus eight page publisher's catalog. View more info

Mildred Howells: Autograph letter signed

By: Howells, Mildred

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 018972


No place or date but Boston, circa 1901. Three pages. 4 1/4 x 6 inches. Mildred Howells was the daughter of the famous American author William Dean Howells. She was an author and artist. She did the illustrations for the "Whist Calendar for 1902" published by Noyes, Platt and Company. In this letter to her publisher, she writes that she is returning the proofs for the calendar and asks that one be improved. She wants a darker blue used in the illustration ... View more info

Choice Christmas Entertainments.

By: Irish, Marie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dayton, Ohio, Paine Publishing Company: 1922

Seller ID: 11196


177 pages; gray paper wrapper (4 3/4 x 7 inch). Contains recitations, monologues, welcomes, exercises and drills, dialogs and plays, pantomimes, songs, and tableaux centered around the Christmas holiday. Former owners signature on the title page, a few pencil marks and paper clip rust stains. Sometears along the spine. View more info

Jack Johnson - in the Ring - and Out

By: Johnson, Jack

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, National Sports Publishing Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14699


259 pages; illustrations; appendix; red cloth binding with gilt lettering. Jack Johnson's account of his fighting history and life before and after his championship years. Very good copy. View more info