New York: Advance Publishing Co, 1875. First edition. Rare first edition of this foundational work on poker. It... Read More about The Complete Poker Player
Amsterdam: Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1773. Nouvelle edition. Chapters on Billiards, Court Tennis, Chess, Backgammon. Read More about Academie Universelle des Jeux, contenant les Regles de tous les Jeux
London: Leadenhall Press, Ltd. 50 Leadenhall Street, 1893. First edition of the first book on the history of the lottery in England. Read More about A History of English Lotteries Now for the First Time Written
London: Duckworth & Co, 1898. First edition. Read More about The History of Gambling in England
Danbury, Conn: Behrens Publishing Company, 1880. Second edition, wrappered issue with Behrens imprint. The first Behrens edition of this foundational work on poker, essentially a wrappered issue of the second Dick & Fitzgerald edition of 1880. The rare first edition of 1875 — with only one copy located on OCLC..... Read More about The Complete Poker Player
np: R. Bliss Mfg. Co, 1874. Read More about No. 249. Improved Architectural Blocks free from Paint or Other Poisonous Colorings. Wooden...
New York: 11 West 36th Street, 1897. First edition. An early bridge rule book, the first appeared in London, 1886.OCLC locates three copies. Read More about The Laws of Bridge as Adopted by the Whist Club: Also the Etiquette of the Game with Hints for Play
London: John Nutt, 1700. First edition. A tour of London and its amusements by the Grub Street satirist Thomas Brown (1662-1704). Includes chapter on gaming houses (Amusement X). Read More about Amusements Serious and Comical, Calculated for the Meridian of London
London: Joseph Reynolds & Sons, [Ca. 1865]. Lavish Boxed Bésique Set. Accompanying the instruction booklet is an elaborate boxed set of four packs of bésique cards, each accompanied by a movable dial-type marker/scorer, the whole set into separate compartments in a purple moire silk-lined gilt bronze-trimmed box of a honey-colored..... Read More about The Rules for Playing the Popular Game, Bésique. TOGETHER WITH AN ELABORATE CASED SET OF FOUR...
New York: Gilliss Brothers, 1884. First edition. Written and illustrated in the lowest and broadest tradition of racial caricature. Read More about The Thompson Street Poker Club from "Life"
New York: G. and C. Carvill, 1827. First American edition. The tenth American chess book. The first English edition of this work appeared in 1822. Read More about Elements of the Game of Chess, or a New Method of Instruction in that Celebrated Game...Revised...
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1937. First edition. Read More about Chessmen with the Collaboration of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer and J. Maunoury
Dubuque, Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr, 1871. With Photograph. First volume of this chess journal. The early volumes were called “Dubuque Chess Journal” and “Brownson's Chess Journal,” then in 1876 the title was changed to “The American Chess Journal ”and then in 1877 returned to “Chess Journal.”¶ The portrait photograph..... Read More about The Chess Journal: Devoted to the Interests of Caissa. No. 1 August 1870; No. II, August 15th,...
London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820. A New Edition Carefully Revised. BOARDS, UNCUT. Contains Sir William Jones' poem “Caissa: or The Game of Chess. A Poem.” Based upon Pratt's “Studies of Chess”. Read More about An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess; containing One Hundred Examples of Games, and a Great...
Waltham Saint Lawrence Berkshire: The Golden Cockerel Press, . First edition, Number 38 of 250 copies, signed by Gibbings and Coppard on dedication page. Read More about Rummy That Noble Game Expounded In Prose, Poetry, Diagram And Engraving By A.E. Coppard And...
Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1898. First edition. Read More about Chess and Playing Cards …
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, c. 1882. Read More about Dick's parlor exhibitions containing a large and varied collection of elegant home amusements ......
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, (1868). Second edition. The second edition, published by Dick & Fitzgerald, following the first edition of 1865. One of the earliest and subsequently widely read works on advantage play and cheating in poker and other card and dice games. Read More about How Gamblers Win; or, the Secrets of Advantage Playing Exposed … by a Retired Professional
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, (1868). Second edition, wrappered issue. The second edition, published by Dick & Fitzgerald, following the first edition of 1865. One of the earliest and subsequently widely read works on advantage play and cheating in poker and other card and dice games.With contemporary "Special Notice"..... Read More about How Gamblers Win; or, the Secrets of Advantage Playing Exposed … by a Retired Professional
New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1892. First American edition. The rules and play of poker, with a chapter on poker sharps describing marked cards and other cheats. Read More about The Gentlemen's Hand-Book on Poker
Sterling, Illinois: Hustler Toy Corporation, c. 1930. Read More about Game "Intercollegiate Football" Tin chromolithographic top in green, red, blue,...
Boston, Mass: Gould & Lincoln 59 Washington Street, 1858. " As early as the late 1800s, a form of "game" (but more accurately a general amusement, as it lacks a scoring methodology and a winner) was offered in the form of a long story containing blanks, and accompanied by dozens..... Read More about Peter Coddle's Trip to New York. 213 cards. The cover of the 30-page story book reads,...