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......
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New York: Henry Holt, 1878. And a Treatise on the Game, by James Clay. Rubricated title, 163pp., 12mo, original green cloth, pictorial label and gilt title on front cover; (corners slightly rubbed). New York: Henry Holt, (1878). Very good (+). New American, from the second English Edition.
Los Angeles: Knapp Press, 1979. Profusely illustrated in color and b/w. 160pp., Folio, black cloth, d.w. Board slipcase. Los Angeles: The Knapp Press, 1979. Fine.
London: Spring Books, 1957. Profusely illustrated, many in color. 196 pages. Short 4to, decorative red cloth. London: Spring Books, (no date, circa 1957). Very good.
London: Ward, Lock, 1931. Profusely illustrated with many in color. 195 pages. Short 4to, pictorial red cloth (rubbed and neatly repaired at spine ends). London: Ward, Lock & Co., (1931). First Edition. Overall a very good copy.
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: V & A Publications, 1996. Many Illus., mostly in color. 4to, red cloth, d.w. (London): V & A Publications, (1996). Fine.
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.
London: Macmillan, 1887. 96pp plus 4pp of ads. Slim 8vo, gilt-stamped red cloth (light binding wear, with vertical ink stain on spine). London: Macmillan, 1887. Second (First Published) edition. The first edition of the book, dated 1886 failed to reach Dodgson's standard, and apparently was condemned by him before public issue. This copy lacks the envelope containing the game & markers.
Barre: Imprint Society, 1970. Introduction by Thomas E. Marston. Frontispiece illustration by Joseph Low. 176pp. 8vo, full tan leather. Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1970. Limited edition. Near Fine. Limited edition, one of 1950 numbered copies, signed by the illustrator.
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.
Paris: Nyons, 1776. by M.J.M.F. 12mo, 376 pages, light scattered foxing, marbled edges, full mottled calf, green leather spine label, rubbed. Paris: Nyons, 1776. First Edition. A clean tight interior. Scarce. Very good.
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.
Secaucus: Chartwell, 1988. Illustrated. 127pp., tall, thin 8vo, red cloth, d.w. Secaucus: Chartwell Books, (1988). A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
New York: Frankel, 2004. 51 color plates plus many other illustrations. 117pp., 4to, glossy pictorial wrappers. New York: E & J Frankel Ltd., (2004). A near fine copy. Exhibition and Sale September 23 Through November 1, 2004.
London: Conrad, 1949. Multiple illustrations for each letter of the alphabet. Thin 8vo, cloth-backed green pictorial boards; lightly rubbed. London and New York: Conrad Press, n.d. (ca. 1949). A very good (+) copy.
New York: The Dial Press, 1981. Profusely illustrated, mostly in color. 95 pages. Square 4to, cloth, d.w. New York: The Dial Press, (1981). A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
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.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2007. 224 pages, 8vo, black boards with a gilt-stamped spine, dust wrapper. New York: Bloomsbury, (2007). First U.S. Edition. Near fine. Signed on the title page: "To Tom Rayhill, G. Kasparov 12/18/07."
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...
30 colorplates, 104 black-and- white and tinted photographs. 127pp. 4to, cloth. N/P: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1981. Very good copy in a good slightly worn dust wrapper.
Stuttgart: Wurttembergisches, 1991. 49 full page color illustrations. 168pp., 8vo, glossy, pictorial boards. Stuttgart: Wurttembergisches Landesmuseum, (1991). A fine copy. Text in German and English.
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.
London: Batsford, 1931. Illustrated in color and black and white. 235 pages, small 4to, white cloth spine over green cloth boards, black pictorial stamping (cloth a bit dust soiled and spine is sun-darkened, but binding tight and square). London: Batsford, no date, circa 1931. A very good copy.