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ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE.

by Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady. Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford. Preface by John Hunter.

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Published
1968
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Very Good -
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Facsimile Edition.
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London: Leslie Frewin, 1968. 48 pp + 24 colour plates (reproductions of illustrations from the 1875 edition, printed on one side of leaf only), 9 1/2" H. "By the 1870s, Patience was already a popular pastime, and it is surprising to learn that Lady Adelaide's compilation was the first on the subject to appear in the English language. (It)… Read more
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PAPERJACKS' STRICTLY CROSSWORDS: MOVIE MANIA.

by DeChristopher, D.J.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780770106812
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Markham, Ontario: PaperJacks, 1987. 127 pp, 6 3/4" H. 40 crossword puzzles and solutions. "(A) crossword tribute to Hollywood - old and new - featuring puzzles related to screen superstars and their best-known films." Interior -light toning to pages and inside edges of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two… Read more
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ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS.

by Foster, R.F.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1914
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Good+
Edition
Second Printing
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NZ$43.61

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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1914. 377 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board. "This is a new edition of Foster's recognized handbook, brought completely up-to-date, and incuding a full section on the 'Nullo' count, its rules and tactics." "Foster's Manual of Royal… Read more
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BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.

by Leyden, Maurice.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780862814328
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NZ$25.44

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Belfast: Appletree, 1993. 152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, music notation. "The material in this book has been culled from many sources and I have brought together a comprehensive range of children's games played throughout Ireland, complete with music notation, game instructions and background notes setting each game in its historical perspective. In this… Read more
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COMPLETE SIGNALLING INSTRUCTOR: A BOOK FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN COMMUNICATION BY MEANS OF SIGNS AND SIGNALS. (BOY SCOUTS)

by Sparrow, Kenneth C.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1940
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Good+
Edition
New Edition
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Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1940. 114 pp, 7 1/4" H. Beige card covers with lettering/illustrations in red & blue on front cover. B&w illustrations + two pages of flags in colour. Contents: Foreword; Note by the Publisher; Note to Readers; Boy Scout Signalling Tests; Methods of Signalling; The Semaphore Code; The Morse Code; The Highway Code;… Read more
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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.

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Good
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London: F.H. Ayers 57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints… Read more
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ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER I. WINTER 1991: GAMES.

by Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1991
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Very Good
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New York: Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution., 1991. 72 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Art of Playing; Art from Wisdom: The Invention of Chess and Backgammon; Polo in Tang China: Sport and Art; The Strong Men of the Sacred Circle. Interior - clean and tight with… Read more
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CREATIVE PARENTING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES. HUNDREDS OF ENJOYABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

by Sprague, Maxine.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
5th Edition.
ISBN
9780969166504
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Calgary, Alberta: The Learning Center Press, 1987. 156 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Contents: Introduction; Family Fun; Stormy and Rainy Day Play; Educational Activities; Creative Party Planning; Games and Activities; Gift Giving; Holidays and Special Days; Fun, Fast Food; Simple Sewing; Household Hints; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small… Read more
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BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.

by Leyden, Maurice.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780862814328
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Belfast: Appletree, 1993. 152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, music notation. "The material in this book has been culled from many sources and I have brought together a comprehensive range of children's games played throughout Ireland, complete with music notation, game instructions and background notes setting each game in its historical perspective. In this… Read more
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image of WHY NOT?  WRITE RHYME AND RELAX.  THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WRITING JUST FOR FUN.

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My Own Publishing Company, Toronto, n.d. 56 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Illustrated with the author's drawings. A handlettered book about using your creativity to relax by writing various types of poetry (limericks, couplets, sonnets, haiku, etc.). Interior - area of wa viness at bottom edge of pages 37 to 56 - probably… Read more
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PLAY THESE HANDS WITH BRIAN SENIOR.

by Senior, Brian.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1996
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780713478914
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London: B.T. Batsford, 1996. 127 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The Intermediate player will soon be thinking and playing like a top-level player through this course of personal tuition. For there are few Internationals who understand the problems of the ordinary club player or write so clearly and easily as Brian Senior. On each deal the author… Read more
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BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC MONEY: MAGIC WITH COINS AND BILLS.

by Severn, Bill. Illustrated by Elizabeth Green.

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Stackpole, (Mechanicsburg, PA, 1993). 147 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "Everyone has dreamed of finding unexpected money or wished for money to appear. Learn how to capitalize on this favorite fantasy with the entertaining illusions in (this book). These tricks use the familiar coins and bills that we all carry, and many… Read more
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PUTTING ON A PLAY: A GUIDE TO WRITING AND PRODUCING NEIGHBORHOOD DRAMA.

by Judy, Susan and Judy, Stephen.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780684174525
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. 150 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Drawing on years of experience in conducting writing and theater workshops, (the authors) show you how to discover ideas in your imagination and experience that can be turned into plays. Beginning with warm-ups, the kinds of exercises used by professional actors, and proceeding to improvisation and various kinds… Read more
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WIN AT BACKGAMMON.

by Crandall, Peter.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1977
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Very Good
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Toronto: Coles, 1977. 104 pp, 7" H. B&w diagrams. Contents: History of Backgammon; Equipment; Description of the Game; Doubles; Chouette; Scoring; Initial Plays; Forward and Backward Games; Rules of the Game; Russian Backgammon; French Backgammon; Acey Deucey. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing, tiny sticker… Read more
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PLAY WINNING BRIDGE.

by Martin, Neil.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1976
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Very Good
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Toronto: Coles, 1976. 118 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). Contents: Preparation; What is System?; The Natural System; Preferences; Standard Safety-plays; Conventions; More Advanced Conventions; Counting and Visualization; Mainly Bidding; Mainly Play; Mainly Defence; Mainly Technique; How to Think; Laws, Properties and Ethics; Recommended Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior -… Read more
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