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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
1 THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.
London F.H. Ayers Hard Cover Good 
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 on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
2 Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding. SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Boston Shambhala Redstone 2001 0877738750 / 9780877738756 Hard Cover Near Fine 
This boxed set (approx. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1" D) contains a 168 page hardcover book (black with silver monkey on front board) "packed with language games and techniques for creating outrageous stories, poems and collages - illustrated with works by artists such as Max Ernst, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara, plus a 'Little Surrealist Dictionary: A Game of Re-Definitions' (stapled paper) and a fold-out, colour poster (The Goose Game) designed by Yves Tanguy, Andre Breton and others. contents of box are in fine condition. Box has a few tiny dents on the lid, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
3 Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding. SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Boston Shambhala Redstone 2001 0877738750 / 9780877738756 Hard Cover Fine 
This boxed set (approx. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1" D), still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, contains a 168 page hardcover book (black with silver monkey on front board) "packed with language games and techniques for creating outrageous stories, poems and collages - illustrated with works by artists such as Max Ernst, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara, plus a 'Little Surrealist Dictionary: A Game of Re-Definitions' (stapled paper) and a fold-out, colour poster (The Goose Game) designed by Yves Tanguy, Andre Breton and others. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Collingwood, S.D., editor. (Lewis Carroll) THE LEWIS CARROLL PICTURE BOOK.
London Collins (Collins' Clear-Type Press) Hard Cover Good 
271 pp, 6 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped decoration on front board. Red and cream pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations, including portrait frontispiece. Contents: 'The Rectory Umbrella'; 'Notes by an Oxford Chiel'; 'Alice' on the Stage; An Irresponsible Correspond-ent; Curiosa Mathematica; Games and Puzzles; Miscellanea Carrolliana; Appendix; Index. Previous owner's partial bookplate on front pastedown, book is lightly cocked, slight toning to margins of pages, light browning to pages 30 & 31 due to previously laid-in piece of paper, browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom, come darkening to spine color, very light rubbing and soiling on boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Crandall, Peter. WIN AT BACKGAMMON.
Toronto Coles 1977 Soft Cover Very Good 
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 pull at top of front cover, very small corner creases - migrates into pages, spine flat with one faint crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PAPERJACKS' STRICTLY CROSSWORDS:  MOVIE MANIA., DeChristopher, D.J.
6 DeChristopher, D.J. PAPERJACKS' STRICTLY CROSSWORDS: MOVIE MANIA.
Markham, Ontario PaperJacks 1987 0770106811 / 9780770106812 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
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 tiny corner wrinkles, light toning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK:  CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA., Factor, June.
7 Factor, June. CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK: CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA.
Victoria, Australia. Penguin 1989 067081427X / 9780670814275 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
290 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(P)rovides a fascinating study of the rhymes, games, insults and other folklore that make up the rich world of Australian children's culture. It explores the folklore of specific groups such as Aboriginals, colonial and migrant children; it also raises general questions about the nature of childhood, the way in wich adult culture affects children and the future of children's play." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock at spine; discard stamp on half title page. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very browning to edges of text block, minor corner wear, light fading to spine color, two very small corner creases, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS., Foster, R.F.
8 Foster, R.F. ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS.
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1914 Second Printing Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
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 Auction explains the game instead of giving hard and fast directions which will surely mislead inexperienced players. Foster, by working out sample hands, shows how certain combinations of play result and trains the reader to make the most of his hand under any circumstances. After a perusal of this book one will have an understanding of the game which will give him superiority over players who stick to rules learned by rote." Very light browning to endpapers, small stamp from bookstore on front free endpaper, a few tiny stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, faint water marks at bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning - mainly on rear panel and on spine, 1 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, very small chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of hinges, a few tiny light stains and light scuff mark on front panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER I.  WINTER 1991: GAMES., Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.
9 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
 
 
BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES., Leyden, Maurice.
10 Leyden, Maurice. BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.
Belfast Appletree 1993 0862814324 / 9780862814328 First Edition Soft Cover Liisa Hindsberg. 
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 collection I have included long forgotten games, such as 'Thread the Needle' and 'Here Is One Knight' - games of great antiquity that give us glimpses of the Middle Ages. There are also the more popular games, such as 'Nuts in May', 'The Farmer's in His Den' and 'Briar Rosebud' that are as familiar to the children of Europe and America as they are to the children of Ireland. These are the games that have survived 'the usual rubbing or blurring consequent on long use among unlettered people'. The versions I have given are not the definitive ones and, inevitably, readers will have different ways of playing the games. This does not detract from them but emphasises the tenacity of children's folklore, the survival of which has defied time and place." Interior - very light toning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor edge wear, small scuff on bottom of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES., Leyden, Maurice.
11 Leyden, Maurice. BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES.
Belfast Appletree 1993 0862814324 / 9780862814328 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Liisa Hindsberg. 
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 collection I have included long forgotten games, such as 'Thread the Needle' and 'Here Is One Knight' - games of great antiquity that give us glimpses of the Middle Ages. There are also the more popular games, such as 'Nuts in May', 'The Farmer's in His Den' and 'Briar Rosebud' that are as familiar to the children of Europe and America as they are to the children of Ireland. These are the games that have survived 'the usual rubbing or blurring consequent on long use among unlettered people'. The versions I have given are not the definitive ones and, inevitably, readers will have different ways of playing the games. This does not detract from them but emphasises the tenacity of children's folklore, the survival of which has defied time and place." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Martin, Neil. PLAY WINNING BRIDGE.
Toronto Coles 1976 Soft Cover Very Good 
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 - minor edgewear/rubbing, slight curling to covers, very faint ghost sticker mark at top of front cover, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Senior, Brian. PLAY THESE HANDS WITH BRIAN SENIOR.
London B.T. Batsford 1996 0713478918 / 9780713478914 Soft Cover Very Good 
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 lets you follow his thought process as he leads you through the bidding and play. Most of the time you will find yourself playing the hand but sometimes you will have to defend. As the hands are taken from real life, there is no guarantee that either you or your opponents are playing in a sensible contract. At the end of every deal there is a short post-mortem which highlights the key issues." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light crease down front cover near hinge, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC MONEY:  MAGIC WITH COINS AND BILLS., Severn, Bill.  Illustrated by Elizabeth Green.
14 Severn, Bill. Illustrated by Elizabeth Green. BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC MONEY: MAGIC WITH COINS AND BILLS.
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 are simple enough to perform anywhere. Others require minor preparation with trick coins or small props. The detailed instructions...will show you how to become an accomplished money magician. Hand Magic with Coins - Basics for beginners; Do-Anywhere Tricks with Coins and Bills - Tricks to take with you; Novel Money Magic - Fun ways to amaze; Showtime Tricks with Money - Spectator illusions." Interior - a few pages with small soft corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at top of spine, tiny corner crease on front cover, light rubbing. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Sparrow, Kenneth C. COMPLETE SIGNALLING INSTRUCTOR: A BOOK FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN COMMUNICATION BY MEANS OF SIGNS AND SIGNALS. (BOY SCOUTS)
Glasgow Brown, Son & Ferguson 1940 New Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
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; Suggestions for Games and Practices; Scout Signs; The Mercantile Code of Signals; Weather Lore; Map Signs used by Scouts. Interior - small bump at top of first 20 pages at hinge, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of front hinge, very light edge wear, light browning and soiling on covers, a few very small light stains on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CREATIVE PARENTING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES.  HUNDREDS OF ENJOYABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES., Sprague, Maxine.
16 Sprague, Maxine. CREATIVE PARENTING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES. HUNDREDS OF ENJOYABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
The Learning Center Press, Calgary, Alberta, 1987, 5th printing. 
156 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover with spiral binding. ISBN 0969166508 B&w drawings. Contents: Introduction; Family Fun; Stormy and Rainy Day Play; Educational Activities; Creative Party Planning; Games and Activities; Gift Giving; Holidays and Specia l Days; Fun, Fast Food; Simple Sewing; Household Hints; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small ghost sticker mark on front cover, tiny corner creases and minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
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BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES., Leyden, Maurice.
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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
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CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK:  CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA., Factor, June.
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ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER I.  WINTER 1991: GAMES., Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.
ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER I. WINTER 1991: GAMES.
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BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IRISH SINGING GAMES., Leyden, Maurice.
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CREATIVE PARENTING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES.  HUNDREDS OF ENJOYABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES., Sprague, Maxine.
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BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC MONEY:  MAGIC WITH COINS AND BILLS., Severn, Bill.  Illustrated by Elizabeth Green.
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