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1 Chernev, Irving The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played. 62 Masterpieces of Modern Chess Strategy.
New York Simon & Schuster 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Red cloth covers. Dust jacket has a bit of darkening at edges and spine; unclipped. 007411 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Dyer, T. F. Thiselton GREAT MEN AT PLAY. Two Volumes
London Remington & Co., 1889 First Hardcover Good Plus Octavos 
Vol. 1, viii + 337 pp; Vol. 2, viii + 341 pages. Original green cloth covers, some rubbing and wear at edges. Inner hinges cracked in Vol. 1; starting in Vol. 2. Light foxing on endpapers. Text is clean. Includes anecdotes about men as diverse as Samuel Johnson and Lord Wellington, John Locke, and Archbishop Whately. (I suppose the book about females at play was issued separately). Includes Chapters on: Hobbies, Gardening and Agriculture, Musical Taste, Walking, Angling, Horsemanship, Gambling, The Turf, Field Sports, Card Playing, Games, Recreations, Peculiarities, Favourite Dishes, Drinking Habits, Water Drinking, Smoking Habits, Snuff-Taking, Physical Characteristics, Dress, Faculty of Memory, Brilliant Talkers, Money Matters, Wit and Humor. 005479 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Minor-Bryant Emerald Green Puzzle Book
Sam'l Gabriel Sons and Company First Edition Paper-covered Boards Very good+  Very Good Small 4to 
Nice copy with minor wear at spine ends; the jacket has chips and tears, including a longish chip on the rear panel. None of the puzzles have been worked on, however, and this is a thoroughly unmarked copy. 002283  
Price: 45.00 USD
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