Recreational crafts, hobbies, games and pastimes.

All these prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

HAMILTON C D P  Modern Scientific Whist the Principles of the Modern Game, Anlayzed and Extended, Illustrated... from Actual Play
G rubbed joints and edges, hinges weak, binding open at dedication page, small ink inscription at head of title, a few edge tears to occasional page but still tidy $15 C/D Brentanos 1894 heavy cloth volume with gilt decorative titling to cover. 599pp with black and red diagrams of card spreads etc. Over Sixty critical endings and annotated games from actual play, based upon the system of American Leads. [# 1259 card games hobbies]

HOYLE   The Official Rules of Card Games Hoyle Up-to-Date 26th edition 1922
G+ decorative paper wrappers with archival tape to spine, name at head of first page, some marginal notation to a few pages $10 A/B The U.S. Playing Card Co. 1922 stapled into paper wrappers, 240+16pp adverts of the company's playing card sets, as well as designs for poker chips, including those with the Aryan Good Luck Swastika sign [#1991 hobbies]

KUNARD Prof. R. 
The Book of Card Tricks
Principles of Sleight of Hand for Drawing-Room and Stage Entertainments.

With an Exposure of Tricks as Practised By Card-Sharpers and Swindlers. Illustrated with diagrams in the text.
Prestidigitation, stage magic, conjuring.

G+ softback, with paper covers over folded sewn sheets. Spine paper split at edges and some loss to ends. Newsprint paper stock age browned.
$30 A/A
Frederick J. Drake & Co. Chicago undated (about 1900), (8) 180pp + adverts.
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PHILLIPS L Vance  Book of the China Painter A complete guide for the keramic decorator
VG- s,all stain top of cover and first page $15 B/B Burbank 1969 facsimile reprint of Montague 1896 edition, soft cover x 311pp includes 150 illustrations in the text. Includes detailed technical information on using gold, lusters and other metals as well as technique and design of painting on china as well as etching and glasswork. [#1149 craft and hobbies]

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