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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to card and board games including chess, draughts, etc.

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  1. Seven Hundred Chess Problems.
    First 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... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 98154

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  2. Practical Chess Exercises;
    First edition. Kenny (1788-1867) was a prominent educationalist who, in addition to compiling revised editions of several existing textbooks such as Hamel's Universal French Grammar and Godwin's History of England, also produced several original works, including Kenny's School Geography (1856); his Practical Chess Grammar... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 97328

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  3. Signed souvenir postcard for the 1972 World Chess Championship match played by Robert J. Fischer against Boris Spassky.
    Signed by Robert J. Fischer on the recto. The 1972 chess world championship final was the culmination of Fischer's utterly brilliant career as a chess grandmaster - aged thirteen he had already won the "Game of the Century". He would now be able to add world champion to his numerous titles. Playing out Cold War tensions... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 93186

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  4. Chess the Hard Way!
    First edition, with the scarce and striking jacket, of this analytical recounting of the chess games of Canadian-born chess champion D. A. Yanofsky (1925-2000), who in 1939, at just 14 years old, played sensationally for Canada at the Buenos Aires Olympiad, gaining the highest score on second board. He won the British Championship... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 93871

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  5. Cigarette Cards and How to Collect Them.
    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy of this scarce publication. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 85804

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  6. The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play.
    First edition of de Moivre's early and important contribution to the calculus of games of chance and probability theory. His introduction contains an overview of main concepts such as probability, conditional probability, expectation, dependent and independent events, the multiplication rule, and the binomial distribution.... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 60392

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