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Billiards through the Centuries

by W G Clifford

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Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
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£225.96

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London: Printing Craft Ltd Abrief account of the history and developments in Billiards during four centuries,not dated but early 1930s,contains 37 pages text plus advert for janus billiard clothat rear, erratum slip at page 34, all pages in bright clean condition, rear endpaper has 90 % removed see image.NO dustwrapper, outer boards have a little wear to top… Read more
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Matchroom Snooker (Pelham practical sports)

by Steve Davis; Terry Griffiths; Dennis Taylor; Jimmy White; Neal Foulds; Tony Meo; Willie Thorne

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Published
1988
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780720718263
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£36.15

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London: Pelham Books , 1988. Excellent book on the tecniques of matchroom snooker, a coacing manual from various greats in the game. SIGNED on half title page by Willie Thorne, Neal Foulds,Jimmy White and Cliff Thorburn, genuine signatures NOT facsimiles. 168 pages in very bright clean condition, many colour, B/w photographs and illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative… Read more
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Billiards In Easy Stages

by Willie Smith

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Published
1935
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Reprint
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£18.08

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London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1935. Very informative book on the game of Billiards, original publication from 1935, contains 92 pages plus 35 pages adverts all in bright clean condition just light browning to first couple of pages, many B/w photographs and illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are a little rubbed on edgesand… Read more
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The Black Out Book Being One Hundred and One Black Out Nights Entertainment

by Evelyn August

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Published
1939
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition First Printing
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£25.82

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London: George G Harrap and Co Ltd, 1939. A fascinating book published to provide things to do in the black out nights of the war, magic tricks, things to make, puzzles to solve. The book also incorporates Strictly Personal and A-Zoo by Muriel and Sydney Box. Contains 216 pages in very bright clean condition, many B/w illustrations,all present as listed… Read more
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Round Games at Cards

by Cavendish

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Published
1887
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Edition
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£41.32

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London: Thomas De La Rue and Co, 1887. Excellent book on the rules and playing of various card games, 61 pages plus 3 pages of adverts in clean condition just some very light overall browning due to usual quality of paper used, paper is sound not brittle, tanning is very slight. Some light diagonal creases to a few pages more… Read more
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Chess for Beginners in a Series of Progressive Lessons

by William Lewis

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Published
1837
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Second Edition Revised
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£116.20

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London: Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1837. Excellent book on learning the game of Chess, 152 pages in bright clean condition just the very occasional small mark, previous owners details written neatly on inside front board. Many col;our and B/w illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper outer boards are a little worn on edges with a… Read more
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The Ma Jung Manual

by Henry M Snyder

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Published
1923
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£25.82

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1923. Excellent book on Ma Jung the board game that originated in China and spread to Japan and worldwide, 131 pages in bright clean condition just slight browning to outer edges of the pages, many B/w photographs and illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative text, neat former owners name on first blank page. NO dustwrapper,… Read more
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My Story

by Matt Busby

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Published
1959
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Book Club
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£25.82

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London: The Sportsmans Book Club, 1959. The story of Matt Busby as told to David R Jack. 208 pages, the first issue in the Sportsmans Book Club series. Much detail his life in Football accompanied by many old photographs. Book is very bright and clean, a little light bumping on one corner and rear edge, quite minor,couple light marks on… Read more
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The Brilliant Touch 240 Chess Brilliances

by W Korn

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Published
1950
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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£16.14

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London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd, 1950. A very interesting book on brilliant chess strategies taken from various championships, reproduced here to inspire Chess players everywhere. 101 pages with over 200 brilliancies described accompanied by line drawings of the boards and the positions for clear understanding of the moves.Book is overall clean and bright just a few very light… Read more
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Round the Green Cloth

by S Beach Chester

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Published
1928
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First
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£25.82

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London: Stanley Paul, 1928. Interesting book on the author's life of gambling in various casinos, 254 pp some foxing, mostly on first few pages.Front hinge inside shows webbing but is sound, has library plate on inside rear endpaper, cloth boards have light marks and little rubbed on edges, a good reading copy,sound and not that unattractive, an honest list of… Read more
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