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Games and Puzzles

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Games and Puzzles
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Puzzled: Secrets and Clues from a Life Lost in Words, Astle, David
1 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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Introduction to Chess (Routledge Chess Handbooks Book One), Barden, Leonard
2 Barden, Leonard Introduction to Chess (Routledge Chess Handbooks Book One)
Routledge 1982 0710052219 / 9780710052216 Reprint Paperback Good 12mo 
96 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Descriptive notation, but notation is not introduced until near the end of the book, so a beginner does not need to learn the old notation in order to benefit from the instruction. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Playing Cards: History of the Pack and Explanations of Its Many Secrets, Benham, W. Gurney
3 Benham, W. Gurney Playing Cards: History of the Pack and Explanations of Its Many Secrets
London Spring Books Hard Cover Good No Jacket Small Quarto 
196 pp. A little wear and scuffing to brown cloth boards. Small (cigarette?) burn to spine and front cover; Stain to lower part of boards and spine. Very light foxing to endpapers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white illustrations. Index. "Is it too much to hope that British and American makers will restore to the British pack of playing cards some of the long-lost or mutilated details?" 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks, Bobo, J. B.
4 Bobo, J. B. Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks
Dover Publications 1982 0486242587 / 9780486242583 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo Nelson C. Hahne 
358 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; crease to front cover. A little scuffing to edges of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "You will learn all about palms, holds, flips, switches, change'over, steals, cuffing, sleeving and other sleight-of-hand techniques; coin tricks requiring special devices are also included." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Culbertson's Card Games Complete with Official Rules, Culbertson, Ely
5 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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6 Dudeney, Henry Ernest Modern Puzzles and How to Solve Them
London C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. 1926 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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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Chess Openings for Dummies, Eade, James
7 Eade, James Chess Openings for Dummies
U.S.A Wiley 2010 047060364X / 9780470603642 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
362 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Old water stain has warped the lower edges of about 20 pages near the back of the book; text is not affected. Otherwise internally clean, bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Algebraic notation. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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8 Geller, Efim (updated from the Russian Edn By R.G. Wade) Queen's Indian Defence
London Batsford 1982 0713425466 / 9780713425468 Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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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9 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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Power Chess for Kids, Hertan, Charles
10 Hertan, Charles Power Chess for Kids
The Netherlands New in Chess 2011 9056913301 / 9789056913304 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
159 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Bump to upper corner of front cover and a few following pages has left shallow creases. Internally bright, clean, unmarked; solidly bound. Figurine algebraic notation. "Learn how to think ahead and become one of the best players in your school." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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11 Huff, Darrell How to Take a Chance
London Victor Gollancz 1960 First UK Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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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Winning with the Benko, Jacobs, Byron
12 Jacobs, Byron Winning with the Benko
London Batsford Ltd 1995 0713472324 / 9780713472325 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
144 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Figurine algebraic notation. "The Benko Gambit is the perfect choice for players who want to make their opponents suffer." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Chess, Jews, and History, Keats, Victor, with Foreword by Chimen Abramsky
13 Keats, Victor, with Foreword by Chimen Abramsky Chess, Jews, and History
Oxford Oxford Academia Publishers 1994 1899237003 / 9781899237005 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Quarto Inscribed by Author
396 pp. Bright and clean blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. Corners very slightly bumped. Scuffing to lower edge of text block. Author's inscription on separate label attached to front free endpaper. Previous owner’s details inked to front free endpaper. All else unmarked. Binding solid. Internally as new. Sections include Games in the Talmud; The 'Jewish Golden Age' -- Chess in Medieval Spain; Chess and Jewish Literature: The Post-Renaissance Period. Detailed list of the 102 black-and-white illustrations. Appendix (Literal Translation of The King's Delight). Chronological Table, Bibliography, Index. A heavy book: postage as quoted applies in Australia, but please contact us for overseas rates. 
Price: 160.00 AUD
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Illustrated Games of Patience, Lady Adelaide Cadogan
14 Lady Adelaide Cadogan Illustrated Games of Patience
Frewin 1968 0090901002 / 9780090901005 Reprint Hard Cover Good Fair Large Octavo 
48 pp. 1968 facsimile of the 1875 edition. Considerable general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket, including chips, creases, tears, foxing and other stains. Discolouration to edges of text block. Clippings taped and pasted to front free endpaper and front pastedown, along with pencilled and inked notes of previous owners. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Colour plates of the tableaux. Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford, O.B.E. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Folio Book of Card Games: A Compendium of Rare and Remarkable Games of Skill and Chance, Selected from Hoyle's Rules, Morehead, Albert H., and Geoffrey Mott-Smith (editors)
15 Morehead, Albert H., and Geoffrey Mott-Smith (editors) The Folio Book of Card Games: A Compendium of Rare and Remarkable Games of Skill and Chance, Selected from Hoyle's Rules
London The Folio Society 2009 First Hard Cover Fine No Jacket (as issued) 12mo Clare Mackie 
125 pp. As New. Decorated endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. (Published without a slipcase.) 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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16 Northrop, E.S., And Arthur Stein Mathematical Odds in Contract
New York The Vanguard Press 1933 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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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Make-It-Yourself Games Book, Reeves, Robert
17 Reeves, Robert Make-It-Yourself Games Book
London Stanley Paul 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo Reeves, Robert 
107 pp. 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. Detailed diagrams and instructions for simple children's toys and games. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Great Games By Chess Prodigies, Reinfeld, Fred
18 Reinfeld, Fred Great Games By Chess Prodigies
Collier 1972 Paperback Good 12mo 
Cover a little worn and creased, edges foxed. Interior clean, unmarked, solidly bound. Introduction by Al Horowitz. The outstanding early games of Paul Morphy, J.R. Capablanca, Sammy Reshevsky and Bobby Fischer, with commentary. Descriptive notation. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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19 Sackson, Sid A Gamut of Games
New York Castle Books 1969 First Cloth Good Fair 4to - over 9¾" - 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
20 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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