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The Legend Of Robin Hood Game of 12th Century English Folklore, Avalon Hill Game Company
1 Avalon Hill Game Company The Legend Of Robin Hood Game of 12th Century English Folklore
Baltimore, MD Avalon Hill Game Company 1982 Other Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is a boxed game: The Legend of Robin Hood by the Avalon Hill Game Company and comes complete, with box. The box is in Very Good+ condition, the contents are clean, bright and unpunched. The game is generally for two person play (though groups might play as two opposing forces). "Each player, in the course of the game, can recruit other personalities (leaders) and units of fighting men. The Sheriff Player must attempt to maintain law and orde by ensuring the collection of taxes and the safe travel of the rich through Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood must build up a band of merry outlaws, and exact a toll from the rich. " 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Atomic Club System, Booker, Courtland S.
2 Booker, Courtland S. The Atomic Club System
Columbus, OH Cotton Printing Co. 1948 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
This is a small format booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have some light bumping and rubbing, along with beginning wrinkling to the top front edge. The text pages are clean and bright. "The first aim of the system is to enable average bridge players, as well as experts, to properly handle part score hands only, the close game hands, and to sense slam hands from the first bids made. The second aim is to eliminate guess situationsin offensive bidding. The third aim is to eliminate disastrous penalties in defensive bidding." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Some Interesting Facts About The Origin And History Of Playing Cards, Cohen, Stanley A.
3 Cohen, Stanley A. Some Interesting Facts About The Origin And History Of Playing Cards
New York New York Consoliated Card Company 1916 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good 
This is a small format pamphlet with decorated paper covers and a string tied and stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition. There is some bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The text has some light creasing. Written by a later relative of the original founder (Lewis Cohen) , the book gives a general history of cards and card games in India (Hindostan) , their spread throughout Asia and Europe, and then to America. "The New York Consolidated Card Company was formed in 1871 by the merging of three earlier firms which had flourished during the mid-19th century. These were Lawrence & Cohen (which had been founded in 1832 by Lewis I. Cohen) , Samuel Hart & Co (founded c.1849 by Samuel Hart) and John J. Levy." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Art Of Practical Billiards For Amateurs, Drayson, Maj. Gen. A. W. (Approved by W. J. Peall)
4 Drayson, Maj. Gen. A. W. (Approved by W. J. Peall) The Art Of Practical Billiards For Amateurs
London, England George Bell & Sons 1892 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages have generalized light toning and spots of foxing, otherwise the text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have noticeable overall toning. "Drayson graduated in 1846 at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Commissioned, he then served in the Seventh Xhosa War. He rose through the ranks of the Royal Artillery, being promoted captain in 1854, on his return from South Africa; major in 1868; lieutenant-colonel in 1869, and colonel in 1874. He was in India around 1877, and was based at Halifax, Nova Scotia for five years. From 1858 to 1873 Drayson was on the Military Topography staff at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, serving as Professor of Surveying and Topographical Drawing. He retired from the army as a major-general in 1883, and became president of the Portsmouth Literary and Scientific Society." "A member of White's Club, Drayson played billiards and related games including pyramid pool. He was a reputed player of whist, and an author on a well-known book on the subject." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Foster On Mah Jong, Foster, R . F.
5 Foster, R . F. Foster On Mah Jong
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1924 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. Laid-in is a copy of the Mah Jong Score Card (also by Foster). "Mahjong is a tile-based game which was developed in China in the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia). The game and its regional variants are widely played throughout Asia (especially in the Eastern and South Eastern Asia) and have materialized into an Asian culture in relation to its high degree of influence, in addition, they have also been increasingly regarded as a popular pastime and entertainment among Western countries and other parts of the world. Due to its influence and popularity, the game has been adapted into a widespread online entertainment. Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Stunt Kite Book, Fujino, Alison and Benjamin Ruhe
6 Fujino, Alison and Benjamin Ruhe The Stunt Kite Book
Philadelphia, PA Running Press 1989 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This edition is an oblong paperback. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Dual line kites have been around for a surprisingly long time. Possibly the first recorded 2-liner was made and flown by a Swiss man, Dr. Colladon, in the mid 1800's. His steerable kites were apparently based on the arch-top single liner which was popular at the time. Have you seen old illustrations featuring a diamond-like design with a curved top edge? That's the arch-top. Following on to this was the so-called Davis Star. This steerable kite was invented in the late 1800's and inspired by the hexagonal single-liners of the day." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Joy Of Bridge, Grant, Audrey and Eric Rodwell (with An Introduction by Easley Blackwood)
7 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
8 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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