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A TREASURY OF GAMES, QUIZZES, AND PUZZLES, Fraser, Phyllis; Edith Young
1 A TREASURY OF GAMES, QUIZZES, AND PUZZLES Fraser, Phyllis; Edith Young
Grosset AND DUNLAP 1947 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; 1947. Owner's name inside front cover, else clean throughout. Odds and ends of quizzes laid in. Lt chipping to DJ top 23879 
Price: 14.05 USD
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ACADEMIE UNIVERSELLE DES JEUX, CONTENANT LES REGLES DE TOUS LES JEUX, AVEC DES INSTRUCTIONS FACILES POUR APPRENDE A LES BIEN JOUER. NOUVELLE EDITION, AUGEMNTE... PAR PHILIDOR... 2 VOLS IN 1., Edmond Hoyle translator (English To French).
2 ACADEMIE UNIVERSELLE DES JEUX, CONTENANT LES REGLES DE TOUS LES JEUX, AVEC DES INSTRUCTIONS FACILES POUR APPRENDE A LES BIEN JOUER. NOUVELLE EDITION, AUGEMNTE... PAR PHILIDOR... 2 VOLS IN 1. Edmond Hoyle translator (English To French).
Amsterdam Aux Depens De La Compagnie 1777 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
French Language; 18th Century; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; viij, 384; [4], 324p pages; Contemp full leather; light wear to corners, spine base and edges lightly chipped. Foxed. Dampstaining to upper portion of last several dozen leaves, creasing at upper edge of last few leaves. Occasional old ink marginalia. Rubber stamp to lower margin of Vol 1, p24 ("Lyon/ 1777"). Containing the rules of all games with easy instructions to learn to play well, new, expanded edition of the Game of Chess by Philidor, the Whisk & Game, by Edmond Hoyle, translated from English, In this first part are mentioned card games: the game of quadrille, the rules of the mediator, the Three Men, the game of the Comet, the lottery, the Tontine, the Trade game, play Butterfly, Play-call, the Gossip, the game of Hoc, the game Farm, game Poque, the game of Romestecq, game of Gillet, the game of Brusquembille etc. 32544 
Price: 281.95 USD
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CULBERTSON FOR MORONS: A BRIDGE PRIMER, Warren J. Lynch
3 CULBERTSON FOR MORONS: A BRIDGE PRIMER Warren J. Lynch
NY The Bridge World 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Card Games; Bridge; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 80 pages 10707 
Price: 21.47 USD
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Games for grownups;  The key to successful home entertainment with unique, handy charts,, Kohl, Marguerite
4 Games for grownups; The key to successful home entertainment with unique, handy charts, Kohl, Marguerite
A. A. Wyn 1951 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Manners; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 176 pages; GAMES FOR GROWNUPS, The key to successful home entertainment with unique, handy charts. Marguerite Kohl, Frederica Young, Ill by Philip MIller. AA Wyn Inc NY 1951 1st ed. Very Scarce book GAMES, RECREATION, PARTY, PARTIES, ENTERTAINING, MANNERS hardbound with illustrated DJ, Good/Good condition 3605 
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OLD AND CURIOUS PLAYING CARDS, Morley, H. T.
5 OLD AND CURIOUS PLAYING CARDS Morley, H. T.
Wellfleet Press 1989 1851703306 / 9781851703302 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Playing Cards; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to; 235 pages; Isbn: 1555215041. Tears to DJ 9581 
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6 PHUNOLOGY - THE BOOK OF GOOD TIMES N403 Harbin, , E. O.
May not be noted. Good in Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Harbin, E. O, Phunology - The Book of Good Times - 1000 Games and Enertainment Plans - A Collection of Tried and Proved Plans for Play, Fellowship and Profit, Abingdon-Cokesbury - 1923 First edition thus , revised and enlarged. Hardcover, fine 779 
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PLAY-WELL JIG-SAW PUZZLE (AWAITING THE CATCH 200PCS.)  A Completely Interlocking Jig-Saw Puzzle on Three Ply Wood Carefully Cut by Hand, colonial sales corp.
7 PLAY-WELL JIG-SAW PUZZLE (AWAITING THE CATCH 200PCS.) A Completely Interlocking Jig-Saw Puzzle on Three Ply Wood Carefully Cut by Hand colonial sales corp.
Colonial Sales Corp. N.D. Very Good with no dust jacket 
PUZZLES; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; In original box with top showing one tape repaired and 2 split corners . Still firm. Complete except for possibly one piece missing to lower left. Pieces VG. Undated but circa 1920. 24460 
Price: 20.63 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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