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Golf, the Book of a Thousand Chuckles: The Famous Golf Cartoons

By: Briggs, Clare

Price: $275.00

Publisher: NY, Chicago, P. F. Volland: 1918

Seller ID: 022024


1st ed., oblong 4to, ½ green cloth, illustrated boards. Briggs’ classic work on the joys and frustrations of the sport, most of which had been previously published in the New York Herald-Tribune. Very good: Externally very clean with rubbed corners, edges; spine a bit loose; front hinge lightly cracked. Interior clean and bright with no foxing. Notoriously prone to wear, a very nice copy. View more info

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Training in Theory and Practice [Rowing]

By: MacLaren, Archibald.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London: MacMillan and Co. : 1866

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190121i

Condition: Poor


Training in Theory and Practice. London MacMillan and Co. 1866. 1st ed., Oblong 8vo, blue cloth. 202 pp. Gilt titles and spine with gilt artwork of the Oxford Eight rowing team on the front cover; two folding plates. An early treatise on the sport of rowing. Maclaren was a Scottish expert on physical education. In 1860, he was asked to develop a new training program of physical education for the British Army. In Training in Theory and Practice he applies his principles i... View more info

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Analysis of the Game of Chess by Mr. Philidor. A New Edition Improved and Greatly Enlarged to Which are Added Several Parties , Played by the Author Blindfolded Against Three Adversaries.

By: Philidor, François-André Danican.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, P. Emsly: 1790

Seller ID: 022103


Third edition. Two volume set, bound as one. Vol I - 223 pages. Vol II - 183 pages. Contemporaneous calf with gilt decoration and title to the spine. A book on chess strategy -- moves described with explanatory notes. With the Abbreviations and Subscriber List sometimes lacking. François-André Danican Philidor (1726 - 1795) was a French composer and regarded as the best chess player of his age. Text block is clean and tight with no foxing. Covers rubbed overall with ex... View more info

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The Angler's Museum; or, The Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing To which is prefixed The Sermon of St. Anthony to a Miraculous Congregation of Fishes.

By: Shirley, Thomas

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Printed for John Fielding, London: 1790

Edition: 3rd ed.

Seller ID: k190218g

Condition: Fair


Third edition. 12mo., later [19th century] green morocco with five raised bands, gilt titles and ruling; marbled boards, new endpapers. 135 pp., [1, advt]. Explains the rules to be observed by young anglers, the choice and preparation of rods and lines, float and fly fishing, the laws and customs of angling, and related subjects. [Shirley's name is omitted; it appeared only on the first edition of 1784] Frontispiece portrait of John Kirby, "the celebrated fisherman," ... View more info

[Backgammon] Le grand Tric-Trac ou Méthode facile pour apprendre sans maître la marche, les termes, les règles, &une grande partie des finesses de ce Jeu.

By: Soumille, L'Abbe

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Paris, P.F. Giffart: 1766

Seller ID: 000334


An early French treatise on the subject of backgammon, illustrated with 288 plates and figures. Revised edition; first published ten years earlier. Condition: interior is good and sound; pages are clean and tight with only a smattering of foxing. Bound in full leather, with ribbed and gilt spine. Covers show heavy wear and partially split. Nevertheless a very attractive copy of an early gaming piece. View more info

Floor Games

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd: 1931

Seller ID: 122901


A good copy of the 1931 second edition in dust jacket. With marginal drawings by J. R. Sinclair. Interior is generally very clean and tight. The end papers are lightly foxed; the back of the dust jacket is moderately foxed. The dust jacket is price-clipped with several closed tears and a few open tears up to 1". View more info

The History of Chess together with short and plain instructions by which any one may easily play at It without the help of a Teacher.

By: [LAMBE, Robert]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, for J. Wilkie and G. Frier: 1765

Seller ID: k170626k


(2d ed.) 8vo, marbled boards, paper spine. [Contemporaneous rebinding; originally published in grey wrappers.] First published 1764 Good: Pages somewhat brittle but no chips or tears, light to moderate foxing throughout. Text block tight; folding table present. Average wear to covers, spine darkened. View more info

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The Secret Blue Book, 1932 ed.

By: [Magic] H. C. Evans & Company

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Chicago, H. C. Evans & Company : 1932

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: k190121a

Condition: Fine


1932 edition 6”x9”,stapled wrappers. 80 pp. The H. C. Evans & Company of Chicago was once a leading manufacturer of casino equipment and supplies - both honest and crooked. It was established in 1892 and closed 1955. For abut 20 years, the firm published "The Secret Blue Book", a catalog of crooked casino equipment including "special [loaded] dice", "special prepared cards", marked cards and "electro magnets". It also includes punch boards, roulette wheels and much... View more info

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Olympia 1936. Die Oliympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Band I. [The1936] Olympic Games in Berlin Vol I]

By: [Olympics]

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Berlin, Cigareten-Bilderdienst, Hamburgo : 1936

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k180331a


4to, Publisher's blue boards with bright gilt design and black lettering. 128 pp. plus folding map. The first only of two volumes; this volume for the winter olympics. Several hundred glossy photographs tipped-in to their pages; mostly b/w but some color. A good+ copy overall. Text block and photos are very good-fine with some light toning to page margins. Covers are rubbed at corners and top of spine with a 2" white crayon mark on front cover and some rubbing to the gi... View more info