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Round Games at Cards

By: Cavendish

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London, Thomas De La Rue and Co: 1887

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 007134


Excellent book on the rules and playing of various card games, 61 pages plus 3 pages of adverts in clean condition just some very light overall browning due to usual quality of paper used, paper is sound not brittle, tanning is very slight. Some light diagonal creases to a few pages more bends in the paper than actual hard creases,neat former owners name opposite the title page, very informative text, NO dustwrapper. outer decorated boards are slightly dusty with age and... View more info

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The Black Out Book Being One Hundred and One Black Out Nights Entertainment

By: Evelyn August

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap and Co Ltd: 1939

Edition: First Edition First Printing

Seller ID: 007347


A fascinating book published to provide things to do in the black out nights of the war, magic tricks, things to make, puzzles to solve. The book also incorporates Strictly Personal and A-Zoo by Muriel and Sydney Box. Contains 216 pages in very bright clean condition, many B/w illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are lightly rubbed on edges., a few light marks and spine a little faded. A nice example of this book SE... View more info

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The Ma Jung Manual

By: Henry M Snyder

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006750


Excellent book on Ma Jung the board game that originated in China and spread to Japan and worldwide, 131 pages in bright clean condition just slight browning to outer edges of the pages, many B/w photographs and illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative text, neat former owners name on first blank page. NO dustwrapper, outer boards have attraxctive gold dragon design, a few light marks small bumps to two corners and light rubbing to edges gold on boards a... View more info

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My Story

By: Matt Busby

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Sportsmans Book Club: 1959

Edition: First Book Club

Seller ID: 003309


The story of Matt Busby as told to David R Jack. 208 pages, the first issue in the Sportsmans Book Club series. Much detail his life in Football accompanied by many old photographs. Book is very bright and clean, a little light bumping on one corner and rear edge, quite minor,couple light marks on front board. Dustwrapper is bright and clean, two very small closed tears on bottom rear of wrapper about 0.5 cms very tiny, small mark on front of wrapper. A very nice copy SE... View more info

Round the Green Cloth

By: S Beach Chester

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1928

Edition: First

Seller ID: 001902


Interesting book on the author's life of gambling in various casinos, 254 pp some foxing, mostly on first few pages.Front hinge inside shows webbing but is sound, has library plate on inside rear endpaper, cloth boards have light marks and little rubbed on edges, a good reading copy,sound and not that unattractive, an honest list of faults making it sound worse than looks. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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The Brilliant Touch 240 Chess Brilliances

By: W Korn

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd: 1950

Edition: First

Seller ID: 002601


A very interesting book on brilliant chess strategies taken from various championships, reproduced here to inspire Chess players everywhere. 101 pages with over 200 brilliancies described accompanied by line drawings of the boards and the positions for clear understanding of the moves.Book is overall clean and bright just a few very light foxing marks on early pages, barely noticeable and a few light marks on cloth boards where colour has been slightly bleached, wrapper ... View more info

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Chess for Beginners in a Series of Progressive Lessons

By: William Lewis

Price: £89.99

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall Ltd: 1837

Edition: Second Edition Revised

Seller ID: 007112


Excellent book on learning the game of Chess, 152 pages in bright clean condition just the very occasional small mark, previous owners details written neatly on inside front board. Many col;our and B/w illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper outer boards are a little worn on edges with a small loss to top of spine ¾inch deep. A pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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Billiards In Easy Stages

By: Willie Smith

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman: 1935

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007778


Very informative book on the game of Billiards, original publication from 1935, contains 92 pages plus 35 pages adverts all in bright clean condition just light browning to first couple of pages, many B/w photographs and illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are a little rubbed on edgesand some marking to rear. A pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGES. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info