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            Tackle Contract Bridge This Way

Cotter, E. P. C.

(Book #ID 2333)

Published by Stanley Paul, London First edition 1962. 1962.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with light rubs to spine tips and corners, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection.

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            Forty Five Easy Games for Infants and Juniors

Pybus, Dorothy D.

(Book #ID 7648)

Published by Oxford University Press 1932 reprinted edition. 1932.

8vo, 47 pp. Decorated paper covered hard back. Illustrated. Small nick to centre of spine. Small faint name to free front end paper. In Very Good condition. Scarce. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Book of Home Games and Evening Entertainment's

Thornwood, Frederick Adair

(Book #ID 70191)

Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co. Ltd., London Third Illustrated Edition circa 1910. London circa 1910.

Third edition hard back binding in publisher's original royal blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 452 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Spine ends turned-in with shallow rubs, ghosting to the end papers, foxing to the closed page edges and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Auction Bridge For All

Manning Foster, A. E.

(Book #ID 55923)

Published by Ernest Benn Limited, London First Edition 1928. London 1928.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original leaf green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 317 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Spine ends softened, a little mottling to the cloth covers around the edges and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Games for Parties: Competitions, Games for Small Parties and Many Players, Tableaux, and Charades and Ideas for Dances [2]

Stevens, Kate

(Book #ID 14527)

Published by Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London First Edition 1939. 1939.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original beige cloth covers, black stamping to spine and upper panel. 8vo 7½" x 5" 128 pp. Light rubbing to upper panel and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Games with Pencil and Paper Including Battleships!!!

Williams, Denise and Norman

(Book #ID 17242)

Published by Blandford Press, 16 West Central Street, London First Edition 1951. 1951.

First edition publisher's original paper covered boards, red cloth spine covers. 8vo 8½" x 5¼" 64 pp. Three former names to front end paper. Light soiling to paper covers. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Hand Shadows to be Thrown Upon the Wall: A Series of Novel and Amusing Figures Formed by the Hand

Bursill, Henry

(Book #ID 18414)

Dover Publications, Inc. New York 1967 [First edition 1859]. 1967.

Publisher's original illustrated card covers. 8vo 9½" x 6¼". Slight chaffing to paper to edges and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Cesko Slovensky Sachoby Bulletin Number 1 [Czech Slovak Bulletin]

Jan Kalendovsky [Series Editor]

(Book #ID 85513)

Published by Jan Kalendovsky, Smeralova 1991. 1991.

Publisher's original stapled card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 8'' x 6''. Contains 34 pages in Czech showing chess moves, games and monochrome illustrations. In Very Good condition. We currently hold in stock 3 other books by this series. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Further Chess Ideas

Love, John and John Hodgkins

(Book #ID 19293)

Published by George Bell and Sons, Ltd., York House, Portugal Street, London First Edition 1965. 1965.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 8½" x 6¼" viii, 178, 4 [pp]. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with shallow rubs to spine tips and corners, not price clipped 25s, spine not faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Understanding Acol: The Good Bidding Guide

Crowhurst, Eric and Andrew Kambites

(Book #ID 19756)

Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd. 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London in Association with Peter Crawley First edition 1990. 1990.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 158 pp ISBN 0575047194. Fine in Fine dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Calypso Complete with Official Rules

Kempson, Ewart

(Book #ID 19842)

Published by Rockliff, Salisbury Square, London First Edition 1954. 1954.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original buff cloth covers, black lettering to spine. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 80 pp. First ever book to be published on the game of Calypso. Light soiling to pale cloth covers and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The New Bond De Luxe Pictorial Playing Cards + Box

Universal Playing Card Company Ltd., Leeds & London [ F. W. Woolworth & Co. Limited]

(Book #ID 87546)

Universal Playing Card Company Ltd., Leeds & London circa 1950. 1950.

52 cards + 2 Jokers, fabric finish, top flap says 'Manufactured Specially for F. W. Woolworth & Co. Limited.' Reverse illustrated with American Indian theme in gold, red, black and white setting. Spotting to the card edges, rubbing to the corners of the box. Member of the P.B.F.A. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Illustrated Book of Table Games

Arnold, Peter [General Editor] Contributors: Paul Langfield, Jeremy Flint, Francis Roads, Rodney Headington, David Pritchard and George Hervey [Illustrations by Karel Feuerstein]

(Book #ID 56131)

Published by The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, London First Edition 1975. London 1975.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original burnt orange paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 4to 10½'' x 8''. ISBN 0600348709. Contains 207 printed pages of text with colour illustrations throughout, coloured end papers. A little creasing to the spine ends and corners, near Fine condition book, in Very Good condition colour illustrated dust wrapper with minimal creasing to the edges, price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            John O'London's Crossword Puzzle Book First Series 85 Puzzles and Solutions



(Book #ID 52605)

Published by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., Tower House, 8-11 Southampton Street, Strand, London 1954. London 1954.

Publisher's original colour card wrap covers, with 'Kan-U-Go' board game advertisement to the rear. 8vo. 8½'' x 6½''. Contains 96 printed pages of text of Crosswords with solutions to the rear. Without any ownership markings and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Play the Game The Book That You Can Play: Over 40 Games From the Golden Age of Board Games

Love, Brian [Compiled by]

(Book #ID 22792)

Published by Michael Joseph Ltd., 52 Bedford Square, and Ebury Press London First Edition 1978. 1978.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated colour printed covers. Folio 15" x 10½" 96 pp ISBN 0718117247. Early history of board games, dice, totums and counters, publishers and the games trade. Counters and playing pieces in glassine pocket to rear, some started. Small bumps to corners and centre of lower panel and in Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Winning Defence

Brown, John

(Book #ID 89324)

Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 3 Henrietta Street, London Reprinted Edition 1954. 1954.

Hard back binding in publisher's original crimson cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 343 printed pages of text. Lower spine end creased, ghosting to the free end papers. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with 25 mm closed tear to the upper front gutter, not price clipped 21s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Playing Cards: History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets [2]

Benham, W. Gurney

(Book #ID 25899)

Published by Spring Books, London circa 1957. 1957.

Hard back brick red cloth covers with black lettering and vignette to spine and upper panel. Quarto viii, 196 [pp]. Well illustrated. Erased pencil name from front end paper, spine slightly faded and Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Know the Game Series: Chess

The British Chess Federation

(Book #ID 27685)

Published by E. P. Publishing Co., Ltd., 5th Edition 1967. 1967.

Publisher's original laminated stapled card covers. Oblong 40 pp. Well illustrated. Small tear to lower cover and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Contract Bridge in a Nutshell

Goren, Charles H.

(Book #ID 91986)

Published by Walter Edwards, London First Edition 1947. 1947.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original grey cloth covers, maroon title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 128 printed pages of text with index tabs, and simple layout so that the player can consult the book during play. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with age darkening down the spine, rubs to edges and corners. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. We currently hold in stock 5 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Cambridge Chess [Signed]

Eales, R. G.

(Book #ID 85247)

Published by Chess Ltd., Sutton Coldfield First Edition 1978. 1978.

First edition in publisher's original shiny orange card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 92 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as issued. SIGNED by the Author to the half-title page 'With best wishes R. E.' Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Bézique and Polish Bézique, with Cards, Markers, and Rules of Both Games by Cavendish

Cavendish

(Book #ID 29338)

Published by Thos de la Rue & Co. Ltd., London circa 1920. 1920.

2 x 32 packs of cards, 2 jokers and 2 plain cards housed in a hinged and lidded box with dropdown front for easy access to the cards 6'' x 4¼''. Cards are cream linen with symmetrical dark navy design to the backs. Two pink and yellow Bézique score cards with three brass pointers to each card, points score to the reverse of each card. Two rules cards, Bézique Rules, and Polish Bézique Rules. The box is covered with the original pale green printed paper illustrating card suits. Inside the lid is a yellow label stating 'De La Rue & Co. Ltd. London, Manufacturers to His Majesty.' In Very Good clean and bright condition and without any faults, probably never used as the cards are not soiled and the brass pointers remain firm to the cards. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Jeremy Flint's Bridge Class

Flint, Jeremy [Strips Devised and Written by Iain Reid] Drawings by Horak

(Book #ID 57983)

Published by Sunday Express Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd., London 1969. London 1969.

Publisher's original colour photographic laminated card wrap covers. Landscape 6½'' x 9''. Contains printed pages of strip cartoon type monochrome illustrations, card hands and text throughout. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Contract Bridge Complete

Goren, Charles H.

(Book #ID 29708)

Published by Rockliff, Salisbury Square, London First Edition 1953. 1953.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original strawberry cloth covers, oxidised gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 498 pp. Monochrome illustrations throughout. Very Good condition book in chipped and edge worn dust wrapper, price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            No. 17: 30 Games For 2 Players Children and Grown-Ups

Montrose, Clifford

(Book #ID 30598)

Published by Universal Publications Ltd., Chichester House, Chancery Lane, London circa 1925 edition not stated. 1925.

Publisher's original orange card covers, black lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 8vo 6½'' x 4¼'' 90, vi [pp]. Very minor foxing to page edges. Very Good condition book in scarce Very Good condition dust wrapper with short closed tear to foot of lower spine edge, tiny chip across spine tip, priced 1/- to the spine and inside front flap. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            No. 22: 26 Round Card Games Suitable for any Number of Players

Montrose, Clifford

(Book #ID 30599)

Published by Universal Publications Ltd., Chichester House, Chancery Lane, London circa 1925 edition not stated. 1925.

Publisher's original orange card covers, black lettering to the spine and the upper panel. 8vo 6½'' x 4¼'' 90, vi [pp]. Very minor foxing to page edges. Very Good condition book in scarce Very Good condition dust wrapper with tiny rubs across spine tips, priced 1/- to the spine and inside front flap. Dust wrapper without any tears and supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            All About Acol

Ben Cohen and Rhoda Barrow

(Book #ID 30795)

Published by George Allen & Unwin Limited, Ruskin House, 40 Museum Street, London 1969. 1969.

Hard back binding in publisher's original turquoise cloth covers, black lettering to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 264 pp ISBN 047930098. Name to the front end paper. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with surface rubbing of the paper to the edges and corners, not price clipped 35s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Illustrated Games of Patience

Cadogan, Lady Adelaide [Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford]

(Book #ID 105519)

Published by Leslie Frewin Ltd, St. Martin's Lane, London First Edition Thus 1968. 1968.

Facsimile of 1875 edition hard back binding in publisher's original Farrows cream cloth covered boards, blocked and lettered in gilt. Quarto 9½'' x 7¼''. Contains (xvi), 48 pp with colour illustrated prints of hands for each game. The rules of 24 different versions of Patience each with a coloured plate. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with slight tanning to the edges, price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Sharpest Sicilian; A Black Repertoire with 1.e4 c5 2.Kf3 d6

Georgiev, Kiril and Atanas Kolev

(Book #ID 67838)

Published by Chess Stars Openings First Edition 2007. Sofia 2007.

First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains 272 printed pages. In Fine condition, unused new book, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9789548782562

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            The Illustrated Book of Card Games for One

Hervey, George F. [Illustrated by Karel Feuerstein]

(Book #ID 32898)

Published by Hamlyn Publishing Ltd., London First Edition 1977. London 1977.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. Quarto 10½'' x 8¼'' 159 printed pages of text. ISBN 0600340376. Monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings. Very Good condition book, in Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with one 10 mm closed tear to top front cover. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Step-by-Step Pre-Empts; A Common Sense Approach

Mould, Alan

(Book #ID 48110)

Published by B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4 Fitzhardinge Street, Portman Square, London First Edition 1997. London 1997.

First edition in publisher's original card wrap covers. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. ISBN 0713481633. Contains 143 printed pages of text. Without any ownership markings and in near Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Acol and the New Point Count

Coffin, George S.

(Book #ID 35887)

Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., The Old Piano Factory, 43 Gloucester Crescent, London 1972 with corrections. London 1972.

Hard back binding in publisher's original semi-laminated covers. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 56 pp. Monochrome illustrations throughout. In near Fine condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Contract Bridge

Truscott, A. F.

(Book #ID 35888)

Published by Foyles, London First Edition 1959. London 1959.

Hard back binding in publisher's original laminated covers. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 100 pp. Monochrome illustrations throughout. In near Fine condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Golden Age of Contract Bridge

Daniels, David [Introduction by Alan Truscott]

(Book #ID 35902)

Published by First Scarborough Books Edition 1982. 1982.

Publisher's original colour illustrated laminated card covers. 8vo 9½'' x 6¼'' 212 pp ISBN 0812861663. In Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Le Cordon Bleu Playing Cards / Jeu de 54 Cartes de Luxe

[Le Cordon Bleu]

(Book #ID 87547)

Le Cordon Bleu 8, Rue Léon Delhomme, Paris.

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 Reference Cards, silk finish. Reverse with silver and blue motif. Jacks, Queens, and Kings of each suit with different period engravings of French culinary subject. In Fine condition and Fine box. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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