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Rare Gambling and Gaming Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

You do not have to travel to Las Vegas to learn about gambling and other games. If you are interested in learning more about the history or strategies of gambling, be sure to browse the rare books about gambling and games section of the Biblio Rare Book Room for some fascinating and interesting reads. Many of the rare and antique books featured below may be first editions, signed, or complete with illustrations and ornate bindings. Look through the featured items below for some truly collectible rare and antique books on games and gambling.



Postal Chess Recorder Album Six Complete Chess Sets for Recording Move By Move Positions in Postal Chess Games

New York: Chess Review, 1960 Red/tan card covers. Slight soiled. Event filled in: 1962 (Class C) Class Tourney Section no. 62 c. 9 A few games filled in. Blank cards. All pieces present. Extremely Rare OCLC finds 0 copies. Size: 16mo - over 5¾"...

From Open Door Books

$269.50


The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899 by Lord, Frederick Williams (c1856-1937) and W Ward-Higgs (editors)

ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spine label and original vignette affixed to front cover. Annotations by Leopold Hoffer. Provenance Galsgow Chess Club (Betts: 7-3...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,500.00


l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

570 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Quarto (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Volume 2. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5974) First edition.The l'Echiquer, a Belgian magazine of consistently high quality, was published in 1925 ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$480.00


British Chess Magazine by Isaac McIntyre Brown [editor]

x, 552 pages with diagrams, illustrations, plates, tables and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in green with gilt lettering to spine. Volume XXX (30). (Betts: 7-27) 1st edition.Published monthly from January 1881, Huddersfield, Leeds, London, Trench,...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$400.00


Chess Player's Chronicle, The by Howard Staunton (editor)

374+vi pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume X. (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Ches...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,100.00


1985 Interpolis Chess Touramnet, Tilburg (Score Sheets) by Miles, Tony

14 (11 3/4" x 8 1/4") original score sheets in Tony Miles's hand. Two of the score sheets were not signed (Dzindzichashvili and Ljubojevic.The Tilburg chess tournament was a series of very strong chess tournaments held in the Tilburg, The Netherlands. It ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$550.00


Studies of Chess: containing Caissa, A Poem, by Sir William Jones; a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess by Philidor, A.D. and Pratt,Peter

London. Samuel Bagster. 1803. Handsomely bound in full period Tree Calf. Gilt ruled spine compartments. Red morocco,gilt title label. 8vo. 5.25"x8.5 The First Edition.Two Volumes in One. Complete as issued. Illustrated with a copperplate engraved Frontis...

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

$1,250.00


Schach-Echo by Otto August Katzer, editor (1899-1975)

296 pages with illustrations, diagrams and drawings. Octavo (8 3/4 x 6 1/4") bound in half leather with green boards with original wrappers bound in. Volume 9. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6094) First edition.Schach-Echo was founded in 1932 a...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$125.00


The American card-player : containing clear and comprehensive directions for playing the games of euchre, whist, bézique, all-fours, pitch, commercial pitch, French fours, all fives, cassino, cribbage, straight and draw poker, and whiskey poker: together with all the laws of those games. by DICK, William

1866 1ed FIRST POKER RULES American Card Player Euchre Gambling Strategy Games 'The American Card Player' is a mid-19th-century card game manual by William Dick. This extremely valuable 1866 first edition describes gameplay, strategy, rules, and general ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$750.00


Kagan's Neueste Schachnachrichten Schachzeitung by Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932) [editor]

344 pages with diagrams, tables and plates. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5") bound with original wrappers bound in. Volume 10 complete, also includes volume 2, numbers 8 through 12 of Fernschach bound in. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6073) 1st edition.Ber...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$400.00


l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

ix+814 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Folio (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Published in 1927 with the index published in 1928.Volume 3. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5974) First edition.The l'Echiquer, a Belgian magazine...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$500.00


l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

570 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") issued in wrappers. Volume 5. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5974) First edition.The l'Echiquer, a Belgian magazine of consistently high quality, was published in ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$450.00


Bobby Fischer Uncensored by De Lucia, David and Alessandra

394 pages with diagrams, plates, photographs, and facsimiles. Quarto (11" 8 3/4") original proof sheets with corrections by David De Lucia. Final proof copy before publication.Among the highlights of this collection are signed childhood books, numerous si...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,500.00


CRICKET by GRACE. W. G.;

J. W. Arrowsmith. Bristol.,1891. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with mono engravings and photographs, mostly portraits of players and old match scenes. A bright and fresh copy in publishers original dark green cloth with gilt lettering to the ...

From Paul Foster Books

£375.00


Il Libro del Cortegiano del conte Baldassar Castiglione by Castiglione, Baldassare (1478–1529)

4 books in 2 volumes: [8]+xvi+255 pages with frontispiece; 205 pages with index and errata. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4) bound in stiff wrappers with lables to spines and deckle edges. This edition not in Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana; however, there are...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,000.00


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