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WALKER, George. The Cribbage Player's Text-book;
London : 1837First edition. Extremely uncommon, comprehensive guide to the rules and tactics of cribbage by professional chess player and writer George Walker (1803-1879). Essentially an adaptation, with additions, of the second edition of John Williams' Treatise on the Game of Cribbage, 1807 (first published 1791). As a chess player Walker was "bright without being... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130769
BAIRD, Mrs W. J. The Twentieth Century Retractor, Chess Fantasies, and Letter Problems.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, of one of "the most elegant chess books ever to appear" (Hooper & Whyld 27). Edith Baird was a well-known figure in the chess world during the early twentieth century. She was a regular contributor to British Chess Magazine and the leading newspapers of the day, and established herself as a problem composer of the highest... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139853
WINTERBLOSSOM, Henry T. (pseud.) The Game of Draw-Poker, Mathematically Illustrated;
New York : 1875First edition of this early guide to poker, covering not only the technicalities of the game, but also the psychology: poker is "not only a selfish game, but one that every subterfuge that can be brought to bear is introduced" (p. 10). A contemporary owner has pasted in a clipping of the New York Sun's review of the book to the rear endpapers, dated... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 127827
WILLIAMS, Elijah. Horæ Divanianæ.
London : 1852First edition of this compilation of chess games played at the Divan in the late 1840s and 50s. It is an uncommon edition both commercially and institutionally: WorldCat locates twelve copies in institutions worldwide, almost entirely in the US, with only the British Library copy in the UK; Library Hub adds another copy at the Bodleian.
Elijah... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139856