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SCARNE'S TRICKS (Scarne on Card Tricks, Scarne's Magic Tricks)
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SCARNE'S TRICKS (Scarne on Card Tricks, Scarne's Magic Tricks)

By Scarne, John

New York:: Crown,, nd (c 1951). Very near fine in red boards a very good dustjacket (tear to dj at side of spine).. Book club edition. Omnibus volume containing two complete books - Scarne on Card Tricks (150 professional tricks and how anyone can do them) and Scarne's Magic Tricks (200 best tricks that anyone can do) - originally published in 1950 and 1951. Illustrated with drawings throughout. 308, 256 pp.

$21.50

THE BOOK OF GAMES with Directions How to Play Them.
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THE BOOK OF GAMES with Directions How to Play Them.

By White, Mary.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1912.. Good overall in ivory cloth with gilt lettering (prev owner's name dated 1912, corners bumped). Sixteenth edition. A popular book, as evidenced by its many printings over the years (the first edition was in 1896 under the title of "The Book of a Hundred Games") but still rather uncommon in any early edition. The games are divided into those requiring preparation, impromptu games, and games for special occasions. 191 pp/

$28.50

KINGS GAMBIT: A Son, A Father, and the Worlds Most Dangerous Game.
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KINGS GAMBIT: A Son, A Father, and the Worlds Most Dangerous Game.

By Hoffman, Paul.

New York: Hyperion, (2007). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Interweaving tales of the history of chess, with the emotionally charged story of the author's own relation to chess, his experiences in playing with his father and his attempt to get back into competitive chess. Annotations , source notes, index 433 pp.

$22.50

CHESS FOR FUN AND CHESS FOR BLOOD.
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CHESS FOR FUN AND CHESS FOR BLOOD.

By Lasker, Edward.

Philadelphia:: David Mckay, , (c. 1942.). Very good in tan cloth, no dust jacket (prev owner's name,). Third edition. The first part - For Fun - covers basic chess theory and practical advice on various aspects of play, and the second part - "For Blood" deals with international tournaments, master play, and includes a selection of games by the author against Emanuel Lasker. Illustrated by Maximilian Mopp. 224 pp.

$13.50

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANDIDATES' TOURNAMENT: Switzerland August - November, 1953.
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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANDIDATES' TOURNAMENT: Switzerland August - November, 1953.

By [Chess] Wood, Baruch H., editor.

England:: Chess (Sutton Coldfield) Ltd.,, 1954.. Ex-library (reference section), but otherwise very good condition: tight and clean in blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on the spine. While this has been reprinted in trade paperback, it is uncommon in the original hardcover first edition. . First edition. Includes "Photographs, Indexes, Round by Round Surveys, 'Ring-Side Commentaries', Survey of Opening Innovations with notes to all the games collated and edited by Baruch H. Wood." Many diagrams of chess positions in addition to the photographs. Includes a general index and an index to pictures, a summary of the scores and a survey of openings. 329 pp.

$70.00

CHALLENGE! Fun with Puzzles, Word Games, Riddles and Problems.

By Rice, Charlie.

Kansas City, MO:: Hallmark,, 1968.. Very good in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some crinkling from dampness, no staining). First printing. Illustrated by Walter Swartz. Small volume of 61 pages - answers are at the back.

$12.00

POINT COUNT BIDDING: In Contract Bridge

By Goren, Charles H.

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, 1961.. G (edges worn, creases in cover, pages slightly yellowed). Trade paperback.

$10.00