London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1950. With contributions by James Andrews, M.C., M.B., T. Clifford Bland, Robert Blockey, Robin Farmiloe, Robin Harrison, John Inge, Christopher Lee-Elliott, Alastair McArthur, Douglas Service, and Michael Shephard. 63 illustrations. 352pp. 8vo, two-toned cloth. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, (1950). Bumped corner, but still a near fine copy. Volume 29 of The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastime. Founded by The Right Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale, K.G., G.C.V.O., D.L....
London: Longmans, 1896. Illustrated by Lucien Davis and from photographs, numerous diagrams & figures. 492p., 4to, 3/4 black leather backed orange cloth with armorial device on cover; armorial bookplate. London: Longmans, Green, 1896. Limited Edition. The Badminton Library of Sports & Pastimes. One of only 250 Large-Paper copies. Small hole at foot of spine, otherwise very good.
London: Macmillan, 1887. 96pp plus 4pp of ads. Slim 8vo, gilt-stamped red cloth (lightly edgeworn; small ink spot on cover). London: Macmillan, 1887. Second (First Published) edition. With the book, as part of it, is an envelope containing a card & five (of nine) counters, which constitutes the game. The first edition of the book, dated 1886 failed to reach Dodgson's standard, and apparently was condemned by him before public issue.
Washington: Government Printing Ofiice, 1907. 21 plates, Frontis. in color; 1112 text illus. 846pp. 4to, cloth; (corners bumped, bottom of spine frayed). Washington: Government Printing Ofiice, 1907. Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1903.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. Selected and fully annotated by Fischer, with introductions to the games by Grandmaster Larry Evans. Illus. 384pp., 8vo, cloth-backed black boards, d.w. lightly soiled, d.w. sunned on spine portion, otherwise very good. New York.: Simon & Schuster, 1969. Second Printing.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. Selected and fully annotated by Fischer, with introductions to the games by Grandmaster Larry Evans. Illustrated. 384 pages. 8vo, green cloth-backed black boards, lightly sunned at spine ends; d.w. with some chipping and significant fading on spine. New York.: Simon & Schuster, 1969. First Edition. 1st printing with the correct 1st issue DJ listing Israel 1968 as the last match on rear.
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003. With a foreword by Kenneth T. Jackson. Profusely illustrated in color. 159 pages. 4to, pictorial boards. New York: New York Historical Society, (2003). Fine. Work is based on an exhibition of games from the New-York Historical Society's Liman collection.
Japan: Yasutaro Sato, 1933. Pictorial map. Measures 43 x 31. This incredible 1933 Japanese pictorial map of the world was drawn by Keizo Shimada and published by Yasutaro Sato. The map depicts the entire world on unusual non-Mercator projection. The Japanese Empire, on which the map is centered, is shown in red and includes modern day North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan. Throughout, beautiful illustrations depicts the culture, people, flora, and fauna of the various countries and regions. Some of...
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1942. Illustrated by Maximilian Mopp, 224 pages, 8vo, tan cloth (spine ends slightly faded). Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1942. First edition. A near fine copy. Inscribed and signed on the half-title by the chess master: "To... this guide to playing chess well without playing it excessively - with author's best wishes, Edward Lasker. New York, May 29th, 1947."
Norfolk: Fakenham, 1860. Hundreds of black & white illustrations. Tall 8vo, blind stamped maroon cloth (covers are significantly dampstained and somewhat bowed; binding color has bled onto first and last several pages; majority text block is clean). Norfolk: Fakenham, 1860. First edition. A good only copy of this very scarce book.