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: Duckworth & Co, 1898. First edition. Read More about The History of Gambling in England
New York: Phillips Co, 1913. This early simulation baseball board game was played by dropping the ball through the "plinko" tabs, with its landing point corresponding to a printed list of results along the top of the bottom cover: Out, Ball, Strike, Safe at First, etc. In addition, larger three..... Read More about Home Diamond. The Great National Game [board game
Selchow & Righter Co, circa 1920. The game is played with two players. The hitting team spines the spinner with the wooden ball and if it lands on one of the red circles the runner proceeds to the indicated base (or home run); if it lands on any of the..... Read More about Home Team Baseball Game
Washington, D.C: Circa 1915. Read More about Walter Johnson Base Ball Game
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...
Moscow: Nauka, 1968. First. Botvinnik was an electrical engineer by training and a Russian chess grandmaster and three-time world chess champion. Influenced by Claude Shannon, he began to study computer chess in the early 1950s and developed his theories at Moscow's Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. This is his..... Read More about Algoritm Igry v Shakhmaty (An Algorithm for Chess
London: The English Universities Press Ltd, 1970. First English Edition. The English-language translation of Botvinnik's Algoritm Igry v Shakhmaty, a formalization of the thought processes of planning and decision-making, and the basis for a program to model a chess master's mind. Read More about Computers, chess and long-range planning
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...
London: Printed for Charles Brome, at the Gun, 1709. Fourth edition. A classic of early English sport and games, first published 1674. Read More about The Compleat Gamester: or, Instructions how to play at all manner of usual, and most Gentile...
Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1898. First edition. Read More about Chess and Playing Cards …
Nice: Imprimerie Abdoin Frères et Cie, 1885. First edition. Stained with the blood of its victims. A rather descriptive account of the evils associated gambling. One chapter is entitled "Les Bains de Mer dans le Sang des Cadavres, Victimes de la Caverne" Read More about Le Talisman Sacré. L'Analyse montre clairement que les jouers au hasard et à tous les coups ne...
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, . First edition. Includes sections on euchre, whist, bezique, all-fours, pitch, commerical pitch, French fours, all fives, cassino, cribbage, straight poker, draw poker and whiskey poker. Read More about The American Card-Player: Containing Clear and Comprehensive Directions