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William Rouse:
The Doctrine of Chances, or the Theory of Gaming, made easy to every Person acquainted with common Arithmetic so as to enable them to calculate the Probabilities of Events in Lotteries, Cards, Horse Racing, Dice, &c. With Tables on Chance never before published, which from mere inspection will solve a great variety of Questions.

London: Lackington; Allen & Co: printed by Gye & Balne for the Author; n.d. [1814]. Presumed first and only edition. Engraved title, lvi, (57)-350, + errata leaf: plus two foldouts with three tables. Pages very fresh and clean: faint soiling or foxing to the engraved title. Foldouts crisp: the first is bound too tight into the gutter, so we have left the inevitable short tear (and a little folding-in along one edge) so that it can continue to be used. All edges sprinkled. In 19thC half calf: spine with raised bands and black label, compartments decorated in gilt: binding firm, with scuffs to fore-edge and to calf, marbled boards rubbed. A very good copy. VG+.

Price: 440.00


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Edited by E.H. Godbold:
The Magazine of Sport. Volume I. June to December, 1888.

London: Iliffe & Son, 1888. Original edition. [iv], 448pp (continuously numbered), with six frontis plates and several head- and tail-pieces in line. After the general title page, which has some soiling, the contents are clean and in very good order, with offsetting to a few pages. Each month's edition begins with an article on a particular sportsman, and is preceded by an actual portrait photograph of the gentleman (they are all men) mounted as a frontis, with his autograph reproduced below. The September portrait is missing from this copy. Many interesting articles on subjects such as cycling, lacrosse, cricket (including 'Modern Batting' by WG Grace), modern football (Association and Rugby), moorland shooting, pike fishing, athletics, and tennis, with extensive records of contemporary sporting events, as well as sections listing new Inventions and Appliances - many of which pertain to velocipedes. There is also some fiction. In a new binding of brown cloth, spine ruled and labelled gilt with a red lettering-piece. [Publication may have ceased after the 8th issue - vide Copac]. A treasury. Very scarce. Very Good+.

Price: 320.00


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Charles Vidal Diehl:
Poker Patience, and Progressive Poker Patience.

Halifax and London: Messrs Edward Mortimer (publishers of the 'Court' series), n.d. [c.1909] Early edition. 16pp, illustrated. Stapled booklet. Contents clean and unmarked. In green card covers with decorative red title in relief to front, adverts for cards to the back. Crease to fore-edge of front cover where it is proud of the text, and slight rusting to staples: very light other wear. Attractive copy. VG+.

Price: 32.00


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'Echo':
Concise Contract: Plafond and Play; all the systems in brief; notes on the new laws (1935).

London: Joiner & Steele, 1935. First edition. 96, + 4(addenda) +6(left blank for notes). Publishers' printed slip re addenda pasted to title page. Contents clean and unmarked, with some foxing to endpapers. In the original binding of blue cloth over thin boards, with a blue label titled in gilt. The unclipped dust jacket is slightly tanned and soiled with nicks to the spine ends. With the original red wraparound advertising band 'Including the "four aces" system, the losing trick count...' etc (not attached to the cover): complete, but a little soiled. Very Good in good dust-jacket.

Price: 24.00


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Compiled by Glen Martin and John Pigneguy:
Southwold Town Football Club: A History of the First 100 Years.

Southwold Town Football Club, 1995. First edition. 119pp, illustrated with many photographs and tables: contents fresh and unmarked. Landscape format paperback, 14.5x21cms, in pictorial yellow covers. Fresh and bright, corners sharp, almost like new. Fine.

Price: 15.00


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