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HANDLEY CROSS; or, Mr. Jorrock's Hunt

by Surtees, Robert Smith] -

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1854
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Good Plus.
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London: Bradbury and Evans, 11 Bouverie St., 1854. Pp. x, 550, 16 hand-coloured steel plates (lacking 1 plate), some 84 wood engravings in text, half dark blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt title direct to spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. SIGNATURE of Robertson Davies written above signature of Gerald Marryat: "Robertson Davies, given to me by" to verso of… Read more
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MR. SPONGE'S SPORTING TOUR. Illustrations by John Leech

by Surtees, Robert Smith] -

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Very Good
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$260.91

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London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 8, 9, 10 Bouverie St., n.d. Pp. xii, 408, 13 hand-coloured steel plates plus title-page vignette, some 84 wood engravings in text, red cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in black and gilt, decorated spine in black and gilt. SIGNATURE of Robertson Davies: "Robertson Davies, Peterborough, from Mrs. Gerald Marryat" to front free endpaper, armorial bookplate… Read more
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N.p.: Self-published by MyPublisher.com, n.d. Copy 2 of 2 only, and initialed in pencil by John Lafler, a serious collector of playing cards, on the final colophon page. Oblong octavo. 40 glossy pages, printed one-side only, of colour reproductions of cards in the Lafler collection "that may not be familiar to the viewer". Aside from a 1-page preamble, text consists… Read more
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$240.84
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Frankfurt: Historischen Museums, 1972. Pp. 316. Illustrated card covers. Catalogue of playing cards, colour and black & white illustrations throughout with descriptive entries. Text in German. Very good.. First Edition. Octavo.
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ARV OG EJE. Arbog for Dansk Kulturhistorisk Museumsforening

by Rasmussen, Holger (Editor)

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1963
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First Edition
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$16.06

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Denmark: Andelsbogtrykkeriet i Odense, 1963. Pp. 111. Red printed card covers, illustrated with playing cards. Contains an illustrated chapter, p.55-72, 'Nogle politiske kortspil' by J. Slettebo. Text in Danish. Very good.. First Edition. Octavo.
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London: John Camden Hotten, 1865. Pp. xiii, 529 plus 48 plates + colour frontispiece and title-page vignette, [Plate #44 is actually a text illustration; Plate #45, with tissue guard, by George Cruikshank is at p. 497 and not 249 or 499). Bound by Brown Bros, King St. E. Toronto with their small ticket to rear pastedown, in black half morocco… Read more
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$100.35
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WAR CARDS: A Prolusion

by Cary, Jr., Melbert B.

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1937
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Limited, First Edition
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$280.98

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New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, 1937. Copy #2 of an edition limited to 250 copies. "Press Copy" handwritten on front free endpaper. Pp. [xiii], 92, [1], plus Index, an 8-page stapled booklet, added later per instructions: "Paste This Page Down on the inside back cover. This leaflet is the index which should have been included in a volume… Read more
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Some Interesting Facts about THE ORIGIN and HISTORY of PLAYING CARDS

by Cohen, Stanley A.

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1916
Edition
First Edition
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$68.24

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New York: The New York Consolidated Card Company, 1916. Pp. 31. Decorated brown card covers, embossed lettering in green, gilt and white, pamphlet-stitched binding tied with gold cord. Interior clean and crisp. Shadow of a corner crease to upper cover, fore-edge of lower cover chipped, otherwise very good.. First Edition. 16 mo..
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New York: Christie's, 2006. Pp. 292. Illustrated card covers. Auction catalogue of playing cards, colour illustrations throughout with descriptive entries. WITH 2-fold, colour illustrated, advertising prospectus for the upcoming auction, in glossy card stock. Fine.. First Edition. Quarto.
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$36.13
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THE PLAYING CARDS OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MAKERS OF PLAYING CARDS

by Thorpe, John G.

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1980
Edition
First Edition
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$8.03

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London: Stanley Gibbons Antiquarian, 1980. Pp. 64. Red printed card covers, stapled binding. Black & white illustrated catalogue of playing cards along with descriptive entries. . First Edition. Octavo.
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London: John Camden Hotten Antiquarian Bookseller, Piccadilly, 1859. Pp. [iv], 390, woodcut illustrations throughout. Original green calf binding, tooled and gilt framed, 5 raised bands, gilt framed spine compartments, gilt stamped maroon leather spine label, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Several pages only with very light, minimal spotting, armorial bookplate to front pastedown, previous owner's small address label at head… Read more
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$80.28
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London: Printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, and J. Wilkie, et al, 1779. Pp. [xii], 294, [6] - catalogue. Original plain roan binding. Occassional light, minimal spotting and/or offsetting, spotting to endpages, otherwise interior is clean and tight. Covers are detatched but present, slightly scuffed, rubbed at the tips with tips rounded, lacking spinestrip and headbands (if any), Volume is… Read more
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FACTS AND SPECULATION ON THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS

by Chatto, William Andrew

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1848
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: John Russell Smith, 1848. Rebound in half black leather and marbled boards, 5 faux raised bands, gilt-stamped red leather spine label. Pp. [viii], 343, 28 - Publ. Catalogue, [4] - Publ. advert., (includes half-title and index). 33 inserted plates (8 hand coloured), 17 text illustrations. Spine just a tad faded, browning around margins only of several plates, otherwise a… Read more
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London: Printed by Order of the Trustees (at the Chiswick Press), 1876. Pp. x, 360, photogravure frontispiece, includes half-title and red and black lettered title-page. SUPPLEMENTARY PORTION - pp. viii, 87, followed by 23 plates (primarily sepia toned, 8 in colour). Original blind-stamped dark brown cloth boards, gilt spine lettering, top edge trimmined, others uncut. Covers detached but present, spinestrip… Read more
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WHO DEALT THIS MESS? [A Collection of the Artist's Funniest Drawings with some Sage Comments by a Bridge Friend

by Webster, H.T. and Philo Calhoun

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1948
Condition
Good Plus.
Edition
First Edition
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$40.14

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Pp. xvi, 174; Filled with black & white comic illustrations that first appeared in the New York Herald Tribune. Endpapers tanning, gift inscription, dated 1953 to front free endpaper, otherwise interior clean and bright. Brightly illustrated paper covered yellow boards. Covers watermarked on upper and lower boards near gutter (interior not affected), bottom edge… Read more
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THE DEVIL'S PICTURE-BOOKS. A History of Playing Cards

by Van Rensselaer, Mrs. John King

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1890
Condition
Poor
Edition
First Edition
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$76.27

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New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1890. Pp. viii, 207, colour lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard, plus 23 inserted plates of which 15 are in colour. Original navy-blue cloth boards, decorated in gilt and with splayed card hand, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Covers and spinestrip detached from text block but present, spinestrip chipped with pieces missing, affecting the… Read more
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New Hyde Park, New York: University Books, 1959. Pp. xxii, 344, [15] - publ. catalogue. 78 half-tone plates.Brick red cloth, spine gilt titled on a black panel. Very good copy in a price-intact dust jacket. Jacket has shallow tears at head of spine, and nicks to the tips, otherwise very good. . Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 12 mo..
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A PRIMER OF BRIDGE

by Andrew Dougherty] -

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Very Good
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New York: A. Dougherty. Press of Walcutt Bros. Co., Copyright 1906, by Andrew Dougherty Approx. 14 cm x 11 cm. Pp. 15, [1] - company advert. Bound in blind-stamped limp suede. Covers a little worn, nicks at the upper outer corner, else very good condition. I assume this was some sort of advertising hand-out as the lower running line on… Read more
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London: John Camden Hotten, 1865. Pp. xiii, 529 + 48 plates (Colour frontispiece and title-page vignette; Plate #44 is actually a text illustration; Plate #45 by George Cruikshank is at p. 472 and not 499). Original gilt decorated, green cloth boards. Inscribed in green ink on the front blank: To ... as ardent a student as ever lived. / With… Read more
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PATIENCE GAMES with Examples Played Through. Illustrated with Numerous Diagrams

by Cavendish. (pseud. of Henry Jones, 1831-1899)

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Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB
Published
1890
Condition
Poor
Edition
First Edition
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$20.07

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London: Thomas de la Rue & Co., 1890. Pp. 216, [8] - publ. adverts.; diagrams, illustrations, and text in red and black, title-page decorations in red and black, red chapter titles and text highlights in red. Original rust-coloured cloth covers, gilt-stamped cover title, framed in rule, all framed with a blind-stamped border consisting of the four card suits, all edges… Read more
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