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Scientific Checkers Made Easy; A Simplified Guide for the Beginner and an Up-To-Date Manual for the Advanced Player, Illustrated by Many New and Original Examples of Actual Play and Illuminating Anecdotes

By: Ryan, Wm. F. (Willie)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Company. (1934). Chicago.: 1934

Seller ID: 1878

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Dust wrapper; small tears on top and bottom. Illustrations. Small tear side edge of page 63. From the dust wrapper: "Here is a simplified guide that will start the beginner on the right road to successful checker playing". The author de scrib es: Standard Laws of the Checker Game; Instructions for the Beginner; Looking 'Em Over; Wood's Problem Gems; etc. View more info

The Checker Player; Containing Approved Lines of Play on the Sixteen Standard Openings, with Elaborate Play on Irregular Games, Traps and Shots, Practical Positions, Full Instructions, the Move and its Changes, and Laws of the Game

By: Spayth, Henry

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald. (1895). New York.: 1895

Seller ID: 1890

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated cloth. Illustrations and charts. Slight scuffing to front and back covers. Browning to end papers. Front fly leaf through page xi have slight crease. In the Preface, the author describes the game of Checkers or Draughts as having pr eced ed Chess. Using illustrations and charts he describes the instructions, openings, the law of the game and many variations. View more info

"Inside" Checkers; An Exhaustive Analysis of Selected Games Played Between the Best Masters and Amateurs. Being a Revelation in Scientific Play for Beginners, Amateurs, Students, and Votaries of the Game

By: Walker. Walton W.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: David McKay. (1922). Philadelphia.: 1922

Seller ID: 1891

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated cloth. Illustrations. Very slight chipping top and bottom of spine. Slight browning to front and back fly leaf pages. The author describes elementary instructions, the move, the laws of the game and points for beginners. Using illus trat ions, he describes numerous games and the play of each game. View more info

Unusual English Cards from the Late 17th and Early 18th Century.

By: Wayland, Virginia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pasadena, 1967

Seller ID: 5703

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


14 page monograph, reproduced from typescript, 8.5 x 11", stapled, with this title and a note in ink initialled by the author stating that this is now out dated, since she has found more packs, and plans to use the material do produce three small books. Accompanied by the February 1966 issue of the UCLA Librarian with an illustrated article by Wayland on playing cards. She divides these early cards into three categories: educational (astronomical, geographical, heraldic, mathematical instruments), political (Reign of James II, Horrid Popish Plot), and pastime (fortune telling, musical, pro... View more info

With the British Bowlers in Cannada 1906: A History of a Famous Tour with Descriptive Sketchesof Many of the Players and Most of the Towns Visited... To Which is Added a Lecture Delivered to the Parkhead Literary Society Entitled "Canada and the Caanadian as I Saw Them...With Photos of Several Members of Both Teams, British and Canadian

By: Wilcox, Bailie D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Glasgow, D. Gilfilland & Co.: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019065

Condition: Very Good


No date, but circa 1907. Publisher's deep red cloth with gilt lettering and edecorations in gilt and black. Minor wear at extremities. No writing or staining internally. A handsome book. 6 x 8 3/4 inches. 262 pages, plus one leaf (two pages) of suppliers for bowlers. View more info