Here you can browse through our selection of 8 books on Chess and other Games.   These books are on hand as of January 1, 2009, and if you see any titles that you need, make a note of the (Order No.) or numbers, and, ordering is easy from RAY BOAS, BOOKSELLER in Walpole, New Hampshire. Thank you, RAY

1. Blakey, George G. (compiled and edited by), THE GAMBLER'S COMPANION, Paddington Press, Ltd., New York, (1979), 352pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0448220717 "A rich and entertaining variety of gambling stories by an impressive array of the world's greatest writers.", (Order No: 16705 ), $7.50

2. By the Author of "Whist", BACKGAMMON: ITS HISTORY AND PRACTICE - COMIC BACKGAMMON (PRINTED ON FRONT COVER), Barry Vail, Inc., New York, 1931, B&W illustrations, 79pp, fine, red cloth (hardcover) in good+ slipcase, Quality fascimile printed by William Edwin Rudge from the London edition published in 1844., (Order No: 40570 ), $45.00

3. Greig, E. A.; Stevens, M. W. (revised by), ONE HUNDRED PITFALLS ON THE CHESSBOARD - NEW EDITION, David McKay, Publisher, Philadelphia, n.d., B&W illustrations, 72pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover), Revised edition of the first edition published in 1910., (Order No: 43377 ), $14.50

4. Levy, David and O'Connell, Kevin, INSTANT CHESS, Pergamon Press, Oxford, (1984), B&W illustrations, 76pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0080241212 The authors explain in a logical and easily understandable way the basic rules of chess, how the pieces move and some of the more fundamental ideas of chess strategy., (Order No: 29799 ), $10.00

5. Meyer, Jerome S. (compiled and edited by), MORE FUN FOR THE FAMILY, Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City, NY, (1940), B&W illustrations, 319pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Within these pages lie more than 1,000 original and varied forms of amusement: charades; quizzes; puzzles to make you think or stop thinking; tests of skill; mystery picture clues; mental antics; "name these" tests; fun with numbers; riddles; and many new hilarious games of action guaranteed to unsettle the most pompous dignity., (Order No: 37679 ), $15.00

6. Petersen, Sandy (majority of 1983 text); Willis, Lynn (most of current text), CALL OF CTHULHU - EDITION 5.1.2 - HORROR ROLE PLAYING IN THE WORLDS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT, Chaosium Inc., Oakland, CA, (1994), B&W illustrations, 240pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0933635869 A roleplaying game based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, in which ordinary people are confronted by the terrifying beings and forces of the Cthulhu mythos., (Order No: 49380 ), $12.50

7. Phillips, Hubert and Westall, B. C., THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CARD GAMES, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd., London, (1944), B&W ill., 258pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), First published in 1939. All the games which the card enthusiast will wish to have in his repertory., (Order No: 33702 ), $7.50

8. Sontag, Alan, THE BRIDGE BUM: MY LIFE AND PLAY, William Morrow and Company, New York, 1977 1st ptg, B&W playing card examples, 240pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0688031978 This book has everything: history; stories about the great masters, past and present; Sontag's own most fascinating hands; the cheating and hustling and gambling; the glamorous life; instruction; and most of all the game itself., (Order No: 38695 ), $5.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller