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Parlor Games for the Wise and Otherwise

By: Hollister, Helen E.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company: 1899

Seller ID: 5248

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


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

Choice Christmas Entertainments.

By: Irish, Marie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dayton, Ohio, Paine Publishing Company: 1922

Seller ID: 11196

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


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

Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck

By: Jay, Ricky

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Quantuck Lane Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020201

Condition: As New


Original publisher's black cloth binding and black dust wrapper with a reprinted color photograph of celluloid dice on the front panel. 8 3/8" x 8." Sixty-three pages, complete. Reprinted color photographs, complete. Gilt lettering on spine. Dust wrapper not price-clipped. Pages and covers are pristine and intact. Binding is tight. The only signs of damage are two vertical fold lines on the back free endpaper. Both the book and dust wrapper are As New. This book is a 1st edition and 1st printing as evidenced by the number "1" printed on the copyright page. This is bo... View more info

Sixty Sleights and Tricks in Connection Therewith

By: Johnson, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, George Johnson, The Magic Wand Office: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019735

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's gray boards with gilt marbled lines on front and back covers. 5" x 7 1/4." Ninety-three pages, complete. Advertisements for other magic trick books on the back cover. Black and white illustrations, complete. Pages and covers are clean. Only a small bit of chipping on the spine. A very clean and intact copy. Features tricks with billiard balls, coins, thimbles, and cards and miscellaneous sleights. The book describes how to perform these tricks with accompanying illustrations. Sleights and tricks are derived from early versions in the publication, the Magi... 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

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


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

Sphinx-Lore

By: Jordan, Charlotte Brewster

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton and Company: 1897

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019140

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's illustrated green cloth binding. 4 3/4" x 7." 191 pages, complete. Top edge gilt. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine (a little faded). Pages have foxing but are otherwise clean and undamaged. Binding is tight. Cover has very minimal wear. This book is "a collection of original, literary ingenuities and historical recreations, interspersed with charades, anagrams, and diagram and jingle-puzzles." Some of the puzzles are reprinted from the Youth's Companion, the Philadelphia Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Answers to the puzzles are locate... View more info

Judge's Third Cross Word Puzzle Book. A Compendium of Fifty Cross Word Puzzles Selected from the Originals Which Have Appeared in Judge.

By: Judge Staff [editor]

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, The John Day Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13014

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


101 pages; 50 puzzles; publisher's binding with illustrated boards. Some of the puzzles are filled in with pencil marks. The answer's in the back are still sealed. Very good clean copy. View more info

Jordan Vs. Banks for a Purse of $1,000.00 and the Restricted Worlds's Checker Championship, Annotated By the Principals and Arranged for Publication By H. Lieberman

By: Lieberman, H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Mo., E.H. Greene: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8009

Condition: Collectible-Fine


(1914). Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. Alfred Jordan of Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada vs. Newell W. Banks, Detorit, Michigan. the 40 game match was held in Kansas City, Missouri in November 16 through 24, 1914. It ended as a draw, with each man winning two games each, with 36 drawn games. Photo illustrated. 75 pages. View more info

Wat De Hand Zegt

By: Magda

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.V. A.W. Segboer's Uitgevers-Maatschappy. (Circa 1920). 'S Gravenhage.:

Seller ID: 1874

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Boards. Dust wrapper; illustrated with one woman reading the palm of another woman. Slight browning to edges of covers. Slight tears to dust wrapper edges. Small spot on title and index pages. Palmistry. Two pull-out pages each with diagrams and des criptions of the various parts of the hands, each with a small tear. View more info

Marache's Manual of Chess; Containing a Description of the Board and the Pieces, Chess Notation, Technical Terms with Diagrams Illustrating Them, Relative Value of the Pieces, Laws of the Game, etc.

By: Marache, N.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald. (Circa 1885). New York.:

Seller ID: 1880

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Illustrations. Slight chipping top and bottom of spine. Slight wear along edges. Old newspaper article pasted on rear blank page. In addition to the thorough description of the game of Chess, the book also includes sections on the games of Ba ckgammon, Russian Backgammon, and Dominoes. View more info

Stunts of All Lands

By: Miller, Catherine Atkinson

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1930. New York.: 1930

Seller ID: 1899

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Cloth. Illustrated dust wrapper. One illustration and music. Wrapper has some tearing at top and bottom edges. The author writes about: What Makes A Stunt Succeed? See America First (The Blood-Stained Bread Knife, a Thrilling M ystery ); Jolly Stunts From Germany; What Makes A Perfect Party? A Golden Hours Party; Mrs. Santa Claus' Reception; etc. View more info

First Series: Forty New Cross Word Puzzles.

By: Mitchell, A.G.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn., Ursa Puzzle Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13008

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


89 pages; puzzles; publisher's orange cloth binding. Some of the puzzles are filled in with pencil marks. Former owner's name on the front flyleaf. Very good clean copy. View more info

Albert H. Morehead's Crossword Puzzles: Series 1.

By: Morehead, Albert H., And Geoffrey Mott-Smith [editors]

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, William Morrow & Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13012

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


unnumbered pages; 55 puzzles; publisher's tan cloth binding with dust jacket. Filled in puzzles with pencil. Very good clean copy. View more info

Inscribed Publicity Photograph - Chet Ostrowski

By: Ostrowski, Chet

Price: $37.50

Seller ID: 14741

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Inscribed black & white photograph (8 x 10 inch) with inscription in upper right corner. "To Nick & Buz, Best wishes to my dear friends. Chet Ostrowski". Tape marks at top and bottom of the photo, small tear at the top (all of which are outside of the image). Chet Ostrowski (1930-2001) was a defensive end for the Washington Redskins (No. 88) between 1954 and 1959 playing in 68 games. He played college football for Notre Dame. Very good clean copy. View more info

Games in Rhyme

By: Owen, Ethel; Owen, Frank

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, C. R. Gibson and Company: 1929

Seller ID: 019847

Condition: Very Good


Paper over boards. Front and back covers feature multicolored illustrations. 5 3/4" x 5 1/2." Eighteen pages, complete. Many multicolored illustrations throughout book, complete. Patterned endpapers with green silhouettes of children playing. Some scuffing to covers. Internally fine. Pages are very clean and intact. Each game has an accompanying rhyme with a more detailed description of how to play the game below it. Games include the following: "Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes," "Stage Coach," "Country Store," "Simon Says," "Marching to Jer... View more info

The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist; From the Last London Edition

By: Pole, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G. W. Carleton & Co. 1872. New York.: 1872

Seller ID: 1884

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Slight chipping top and bottom of spine and corners. Book plate on front end paper with owner's signature and 1873 date on front fly leaf. The author describes: Explanation of Technical Terms Used in the Modern Scientific Game; Theory of the Game; Development of the Theory; Rules and Directions for Play and Ryming Rules, Mnemonic Maxims and Pocket Precents. View more info

Guide to the Game of Draughts

By: Robertson, John

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald. (1888). New York.: 1888

Seller ID: 1879

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Illustrations. Some chipping top and bottom of spine, along spine edges and four corners. Two small spots front cover, scratch back cover. The author writes about: Reference Board; Standard Laws; Name of the Games and Their Formation; In stru ctions; and various moves such as Denny, Double Cross, Dundee, Dyke, Will o' the Wisp, etc. View more info

Card Tricks; For Parlor and Stage Entertainments--With Full Instructions for the Amateur Performer

By: Romanoff, Professor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Shrewesbury Publishing Co. (1930). Chicago.: 1930

Seller ID: 1902

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. Illustrations. Back cover and last two pages bent at upper corner. The author describes: Sleight-of-Hand in Card Tricks (To make a "false shuffle", To "slip" a card, etc.); To Make a Card Vanish from the Pack and be Found in a Persons' Poc ket; Card Tricks Requiring Calculation (Three Cards Being Chosen by Three Persons, to Tell Which Each Has Chosen); etc. View more info

Typed Letter Signed - William F. Ryan

By: Ryan, William F.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: 1950

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 5015

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Two typed pages, single spaced, dated November 14th, 1950, each sheet 8 1/2 x 11; first sheet is letterhead with Ryan's address in Kenmore, New York. Ryan (b. 1907) was a checkers champion and an author of books on checkers. In this letter to aspiring checkers player, John Rank, Ryan discusses some of the etiquette of the game and rules that relate to good manners. He also briefly writes Rank about two of his books about to be published. Related letter to John Rank from another checkers expert also included: Six-page handwritten letter, 5 x 8 sheets, dated November 23, 1949, Tacoma, Wash., (un... View more info

It's Your Move; A New Manual of Checkers

By: Ryan, Willie

Price: $17.50

Publisher: David McKay Company. (1929). Philadelphia.: 1929

Seller ID: 1889

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated cloth. Dust wrapper. Water spot at top corner of back cover, also slightly on end paper and preceding two blank pages. Wrapper has tears; water spotting on back top corner, back end papers and slightly at top of two preceding blank pa ge s. The author describes the standard rules of the game, suggestions for beginners, etc., and "50 selected problems". View more info