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The Boy's Own Book Of Indoor Sports And Parlor Games A Compendium of Numerous New and all the Old Favorite Wonders That Have Served to Amuse Makind in all Ages, Bliz, Prof. (Antonio)
1 Bliz, Prof. (Antonio) The Boy's Own Book Of Indoor Sports And Parlor Games A Compendium of Numerous New and all the Old Favorite Wonders That Have Served to Amuse Makind in all Ages
New York Hurst & Co. , Publishers Hardcover Good 
B&W Illustrations; Sub, Sub title is : The Secrets of Ventriloquism, Conjuring and Stage Magic, and, Famous Card Tricks Made Easy. This book is in Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing and spots of noticeable fraying. The top spine end has the top edge chipped off. The cloth covers of the book have toning / fading. The text pages are extremely toned and very fragile. "Antonio Blitz (born in Deal, Kent, England, 21 June 1810; died in Philadelphia, United States, 28 January 1877) was an English magician, who worked mainly in Europe and the United States. At 13 years of age, he began his career in Hamburg, Germany. After traveling for two years in northern Europe, he returned to England, appearing first in Dover in December 1825. He then visited Ireland and Scotland. In 1834, he went to the United States, and, after performing in New York City, traveled throughout that country. Later he visited Canada and the West Indies. On his return from the south he settled in Philadelphia, where he resided until his death. " 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Joy Of Bridge, Grant, Audrey and Eric Rodwell (with An Introduction by Easley Blackwood)
2 Grant, Audrey and Eric Rodwell (with An Introduction by Easley Blackwood) The Joy Of Bridge
New York Arco Publishing Inc. 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing and bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright. "The Joy of Bridge is not just another instructional book about bridge. The Joy of Bridge is a revolutionary new system for learning and playing the world's most popular card game." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Hanafuda The Flower Card Game, Japan Publications
3 Japan Publications Hanafuda The Flower Card Game
Brisbane, CA Nichibo Shuppan-Sha 1986 7th Printing Periodical Near Fine Illustrated by 4 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "Hanafuda are playing cards of Japanese origin that are used to play a number of games. The name literally translates as "flower cards". The name also refers to games played with those cards...In 1549, the 18th year of Tenbun, a missionary Francis Xavier landed in Japan and the crew of his ship had carried a set of 48 Portuguese Hombre playing cards from Europe, and eventually card games became popular, along with their use for gambling. When Japan subsequently closed off all contact with the Western world in 1633, foreign playing cards were banned. Despite that prohibition, gambling with cards remained highly popular. Private gambling during the Tokugawa Shogunate was illegal. Because playing with card games per se was not banned, new cards were created with different designs to avoid the restriction." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Morphy's Games:  Selection of the Best Games Played by the Distinguished Champion, in Europe and America, Lowenthal, J. (Paul Morphy)
4 Lowenthal, J. (Paul Morphy) Morphy's Games: Selection of the Best Games Played by the Distinguished Champion, in Europe and America
New York D. Appleton & Company 1860 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition. The book has been rebound (possibly by a previous owner) in three quarter leather and marbled boards. The leather binding is in generally clean, bright condition, with some rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The front endpaper is detached and laid in. The title page has noticeable foxing and toning. "Many friends, both in Europe and America, have frequently urged me to arrange a collection of my games, which they assure me would meet with kindly reception from chess-players generally. But continued contests during the past twelve months would have precluded my concurring with so flattering a request, had it not been for the assistance rendered me by my friend Herr Lowenthal." "Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion. He was a chess prodigy. He was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brief and brilliant chess career, but retired from the game while still young. Bobby Fischer included him in his list of the ten greatest players of all time, and described him as "perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived"" 
Price: 175.00 USD
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