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Games and Puzzles

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Games and Puzzles

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Solo Whist, Alcock, E. Sydney
1 Alcock, E. Sydney Solo Whist
Melbourne E.S.A. Distributors 1955 Hard Cover Good Good 12 mo 
160 pp. Wear and tear to DW (now protected). Yellowing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "...After reading Alcock's book, I find that I've been way off the beam...and believe me, brother, so have you!" 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words, Astle, David
2 Astle, David Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2010 1742372783 / 9781742372785 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
410 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Culbertson's Card Games Complete with Official Rules, Culbertson, Ely
3 Culbertson, Ely Culbertson's Card Games Complete with Official Rules
Arco Publications 1957 First Cloth Good Fair Octavo 
412pp. Some diagrams and illustrations. Light foxing to page edges, very good internally. Dustjacket with moderate general wear and some loss. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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4 Dudeney, Henry Ernest Modern Puzzles and How to Solve Them
London C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. 1926 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
194 pp. Red cloth boards worn and stained. Previous owner's inked name to front cover and ffep. Bookseller's stamp to front pastedown. Foxing throughout, but otherwise unmarked and solidly bound. 222 mathematical puzzles and games. 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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5 Geller, Efim (updated from the Russian Edn By R.G. Wade) Queen's Indian Defence
London Batsford 1982 0713425466 / 9780713425468 Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
248 pp. Covers worn and a little creased (spine uncreased). Edges worn, discoloured and foxed. Browning and foxing around the page edges. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Figurine algebraic notation. Volume in The Batsford Library of Tournament Openings. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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6 Gooden, George S. Contract Bridge: Lesson Course featuring the Goren system of bidding
Carmel, California George S. Gooden 1971 Reprint Paperback Good Quarto 
121 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Corners bumped; small abraded spot to upper corner of title page. Spine uncreased; internally unmarked. Includes deck of 40 practice hands (bound in perforated card). 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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7 Huff, Darrell How to Take a Chance
London Victor Gollancz 1960 First UK Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Irving Geis 
173 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is price clipped and has general and edgewear including stains, chipping, rubbing and tears. Only a little edgewear to brown cloth boards; spine slightly canted. Foxing to edges of text block and occasionally through text. No inked or pencilled annotations/underlining, and book is solidly bound. Probability theory for the masses. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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8 Northrop, E.S., And Arthur Stein Mathematical Odds in Contract
New York The Vanguard Press 1933 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
93 pgs. Paper pasted to front and spine of black cloth boards. Cover is stained, worn through to board at edges and spine. Front edges foxed. Endpapers lightly stained and foxed. Foxing and stains throughout. One or two instances of pencilled annotation. Pages are clear and tightly bound. "Every Poker player knows the odds of Poker. But few Contract players understand the odds of that game. A short study of this book should enable the reader to apply a knowledge of the laws of chance to any situation and so play with the odds and not against them." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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9 Reeves, Robert Make-It-Yourself Games Book
London Stanley Paul 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Reeves, Robert 
107 pp. Occasional B&W illustrations. Light foxing to top page edge and endpapers, page edges lightly yellowed. Boards very good. Dustjacket price-clipped, stamped by bookstore on inside front flap, rather yellowed around edges, moderate scuffing to back cover portion, with light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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10 Sackson, Sid A Gamut of Games
New York Castle Books 1969 First Cloth Good Fair 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
210 pp. "...the most important book on games to appear in decades...a splendid, diversified collection of remarkable, intellectually-stimulating indoor games...a genuine milestone in the literature of both games and mathematical recreations..."--Martin Gardner, Scientific American 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-playing Machine That Fooled the World, Standage, Tom
11 Standage, Tom The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-playing Machine That Fooled the World
London Allen Lane Penguin 2002 0713995254 / 9780713995251 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Small Octavo 
273 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket, including one very short tear to upper rear panel. Book is as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Notes; Sources; Index. "Part historical detective story, part real-life fairy tale, the mystery of the Turk has assumed a new significance in the computer age, as scientists and philosophers continue to debate the possibility of machine intelligence. To modern eyes, the Turk now seems to have been a surprisingly far-sighted invention. This book tells the story of its remarkable and chequered career." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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12 Van Renselaer, Alexander Party Games
London Constable and Company 1955 First English Edition Hard Cover Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
213 pp. Ex-library with unobtrusive markings. Top page edge yellowed and foxed. Boards yellowed at spine, some overall general wear and discolouration, with some edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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13 Wells, David The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles
London Penguin Books 1992 0140148752 / 9780140148756 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
viii, 382 pp. Light general wear to wraps. Page edges yellowing. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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