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1 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Don Staddon, Francis Kiddle, Charles Kiddle, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Ross Burden, Dickon Pollard, James Mackay, Anatoly Karpov.) STAMP MAGAZINE. JUNE 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 06.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: King George VI varieties (South African 'named' flaws - Part 2 of 5); Stamp Exchange (Swap with n ew contacts from around the world); 100 Greatest Stamps Ever! (Revealed! - the 100 best stamps ever produced); Exclusive! - Anatoly Karpov (The former chess champ and his superb collection); Death of a Navy (The German navy suffers in World W a r I ) + monthy departments (including articles on cycle poster stamps and millinery postmarks). Interior - small bump/creases at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, sm al l c re as e s at topcorner of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
2 Featherstone, Donald. BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1972 0715349252 / 9780715349250 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ W.R.F. Jenkinson. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
SOLO-WARGAMING., Featherstone, Donald.
3 Featherstone, Donald. SOLO-WARGAMING.
New York Frederick Warne 1973 072326063X / 9780723260639 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). 60 b&w illustrations. "Many wargamers, particularly during the early stages of their interest in the hobby, are unable to find live opponents to fight on their table-top battlefields. Their efforts at wearing two different hats, as they manipulate both armies, and with the full knowledge of what each intends to do, soon palls. Their interest in wargaming retreats. Then there are those wargamers whose enthusiasm is so great that fighting one, or even two, battles a week is not sufficient, and who are led to seek a means of carrying on their table-top battles when a live opponent is not available. (This book) caters to both, describing innumerable methods of manoeuvring two wargames armies, under such conditions of secrecy and surprise that the result of the battle is in the balance until the last cannon is fired. It opens many doors to ingenious and practical methods of doing battle with model soldiers, raising the pastime in some sense almost to the level of chess. It enables the 'lonely wargamer' to find pleasure rather than boredom in his solitary state." Contents: Why solo-wargaming?; 'Instant' solo-wargaming; Domestic wargaming; The press-gang; Realism through continuous combat; Concealment in solo-wargaming; Personalized wargaming; Solo-wargaming in the New World; Solo musket wargame (by John Schuster, USA); Solo-wargames campaigns; The matchbox system of solo-wargaming; The importance of War Diaries; Chance cards; Tactical cards; Regimental cards; A small spark of courage; More books for solo-wargamers; Battles by mail; Weather in wargames; Wargaming in bed; A Prince of solo-wargamers; Retasol; Setting up a realistic battlefield; Appendices: Model Soldiers - Sources of Supply; Books and Magazines; Rules for Use in Solo-Wargames; Sources of Inspiration and Instruction for the Solo-Wargamer. Very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light browning on inside, on the spine and on flap-folds, very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER I.  WINTER 1991: GAMES., Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.
5 Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen. ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER I. WINTER 1991: GAMES.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
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 no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, tiny dint on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
6 Hunvald, Henry, compiler. Illustrated by Jeff Hill. CHESS QUOTATIONS FROM THE MASTERS.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1972. 
62 pp, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white, red and yellow illustrations. A collection of quotations and proverbs by chess and literary masters on the subject of the game of kings and those who play it. Previous owner's chop (stamp) on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, very light browning to top of book. Dust jacket is price clipped, has four small areas of surface paper loss on front panel, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Daytona Beach Rook Press Limited, Numbered Editions. Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) Karl H. Krause. Inscribed by author/illustrator.
3 hand printed and bound volumes, 9" H. "Beulah" - 1970, dark blue cloth with white lettering and Rook Press emblem on front board, 25 pp, No. 25 of 52 copies. Lino & woodcuts in /black/pink/white /blue/orange. Inscribed on title page: "April 22 - 1975 / A near lifetime has / just been reviewed / by two old men, one F___ D___, the / other / Kark Krause". An old man and his beagle, Beulah, are stopped in their travels across Florida by a sinkhole in the road and end up helping at a birth that is also attended by three strangers bearing gifts. An almost-Christmas story, but it's January 6th and the baby is a girl. "Tommy" - 1972, reddish brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine and front board, Rook Press emblem on front board, unpaginated, No. 12 of 52 copies. Linocuts in pink/black/orange /red/green/blue/gray. Inscribed on dedication page: "Christmas '72 / To Ruth & Fred / Best Wishes / Karl". A year (1908) in the life of four and a half year old Tommy, who lives in Toronto, Canada. Each month has a page of text within a colour border and is faced with a full page linocut. Father bring home a phonograph, Tommy and Charles get measles, fresh vegetables are delivered by horse and cart, the family visits Sunnyside and watch bicyle races, Tommy starts kindergarten, gas lighting is installed at home and Christmas is celebrated. "952 King" - 1974, light and dark green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board, dark green Rook Press emblem on front board, floral endpapers, 27pp, No. 14 of 55 copies. Pen & ink sketches, with the "frontispiece and the illustration on page 22 colored by hand." Inscribed on limitation page: "Merry Christmas / to Ruth and Fred / Karl / 1974". Christmas Eve, 1913 and Tommy learns surprising things about his family, even Aunt Bessy who lives at 952 King Street West, Toronto. Small stamp from bookstore on front free endpapers and at the bottom of the title page of 952 King. All volumes are protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 250.00 USD
IN THE IMPERIAL SHADOW.  BOY COURTIER TO THE MAD SHAW OF PERSIA.  (PAGE TO THE SHAH.), Saghaphi, Mirza Mahmoud, Khan.  Jacket design by Frank McIntosh.
8 Saghaphi, Mirza Mahmoud, Khan. Jacket design by Frank McIntosh. IN THE IMPERIAL SHADOW. BOY COURTIER TO THE MAD SHAW OF PERSIA. (PAGE TO THE SHAH.)
Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, New York, 1932. 
403 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Decorated endpapers. "Life story of the young Khan Mahmoud who was no less a personage than boy courtier to The Mad Shah of Persia - the most colorful court since Cyrus the Great - also favo rite page to the Queen. In an overwhelmingly brilliant pageant the young courtier rends the veil from the face of the Orient, disclosing fascination and horror. Being a scion of the ancient House of Saghaphi, it is easily understood that he e x e r t e d a powerful influence upon his immediate surroundings and upon officialdom of this spectacular Court." Two creases at bottom corner of pages 209 to 214, very light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at t op /b ot to m of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears with creases (archivally taped) and chips, light browning, some light soiling, fading of red 'band' on spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
Clarkston, GA White Wolf 1995 Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
First two volumes of the 'Masquerade of the Red Death Trilogy' - 7" H. 1. Blood War - 292 pp, ISBN 1565048407 - "For ten thousand years a race of immortal vampires has waged a secret war to control mankind. Beings of incredible supernatural potency, they are driven by a lust for power - and human blood. They are the Kindred. Though mortal, the enigmatic detective Dire McCannan knows a great deal about these undead. So does Alicia Varney, one of the world's wealthiest women. They are two wild cards in a global game of chess that has lasted for over one hundred centuries. But now a new player has entered the fray. Known only as the Red Death, he controls forces that make even the Kindred tremble. Who is this mysterious avatar of blood? And is his appearance the first sign that Gehenna, the dread apocalypse for both humans and vampires, is about to being?" 2. Unholy Allies - 378 pp, ISBN 1565048415 - "The Red Death, a powerful vampire thousands of years old, has made a blood bargain with monstrous fire creatures from another dimension. With their aid and the support of the Order of Dreadful Night, he plots to rule the world as Master of the Undead. The only two people who can stop the Red Death are Dire McCann and Alicia Varney. To do this, they must find the one vampire who knows the key to the Red Death's identity. But time is running out - and the Red Death will do anything to destroy them." Interiors - very light browning to pages of volume 1, store stamp and old price on first page of volume 2, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light browning to edges of text block of volume 1, light edge bumping at bottom of front cover of volume 1, very small crease at top/bottom corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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