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This is a one-off special edition of the catalog for the Bridge enthusiast featuring a large number of Bridge-related books. They have all been in my regular catalog but it seemed sensible to separate them out so they can be inspected more carefully by those who are particularly keen on Bridge!If you get a printed edition of this and Bridge isnít your thing, perhaps you could pass it to someone who would appreciate it more!Thanks!

 

A Simpler Way To Better Bridge. Published by Halstead Press. 1968. Book.

Good, but dustcover slightly faded. £1.25. Author: Douglas Maxwell. Country: Australian.

Special Notes: Ex-library copy

Hardback with dustcover, 22x14cm, 141 pages. This Contract Bridge book is intended to take the novice or casual player and go through the fundamentals in an easy to follow step by step way, describing an easy to learn bidding system, and improving hand assessment as well as many other important Bridge skills.

 

Auction Bridge Complete. Published by John C. Winston. 1926. Book. Good. £2

Author: Milton C. Work. Country: American.

Hardback, 19x14cm, 500 pages. Includes the Official 1926 Laws of Auction Bridge, and the Laws of Duplicate Bridge. The book also covers the bidding and the play in great detail, setting out a system of bidding and important factors in the play of the cards. As you would expect a large number of example hands are considered throughout.

 

Auction Bridge Made Clear. Published by Eveleigh Nash & Grayson. 1928. Book. Good. £7

Author: A.E. Manning Foster. Country: British.

Softback, 17x11cm, 213 pages. Primarily intended for beginners, but also with an index for reference, and the laws of the game as well.Chapters cover: First Steps and Leads, About the Laws, Principles of Bidding, Suit Bids, Pre-emptive & Shut-out Bids, Supporting Partner's Bids, The Take-Out or Switch, Second/Third/Fourth Hand Bids, Flag-Flying, Double & Redouble, Play of The Hand, A B C of Auction.

 

Basic Acol. Published by Unwin. 1981. Book. Good. £1

Author: Ben Cohen, Rhona Lederer. Country: British.

Softback, 19x13cm, 112 pages. 4th edition. Bridge book describing the Acol bidding system using 44 tables.The idea is that this can be used as a quick reference or reminder for the entire Acol system.While learning Acol from scratch from this book is entirely possible, it is not really what it is intended for - better is to use another book to learn from and then use this as a quick reference.

 

Bridge. Published by Penguin. 1963. Book. Good. £1.75

Author: Terence Reese. Country: British.

Softback, 18x11cm, 208 pages.Intended for the reader who has an outline knowledge of the mechanics of Bridge, the book takes the reader through the fundamental principles of bidding and play up to quite advanced examples of strategy.

 

Bridge At A Glance. Published by Thomas De La Rue. 1905. Book. Good. £9.25

Author: W. Dalton. Country: British.

Hardback, 17x11cm, 100 pages.The book consists of an alphabetical synopsis of Bridge, along with the laws of the game.So a sort of mini Bridge encyclopaedia really.

 

Bridge Card By Card. Published by Hamlyn. 1969. Book. Good, Ex Library. £4.50

Author: Terence Reese, Boris Schapiro. Country: British.

Hardback, 26x19cm, 88 pages.Bridge book intended for the beginner.The book covers: Making a Start (The Pack, Tricks & Trumps, The Bidding, Outline Scoring), How to Bid (Hand Worth, Opening Bids, Response to Opening 1 of a Suit, Bidding to Game & Slam, The Defence), How to Play (Ways to Win Tricks, No Trumps, Suit Contracts), Scoring, Glossary of Bridge Terms.

 

Bridge For 3. Published by Faber & Faber. 1955. Book. Good. £2.25

Author: George S. Coffin. No. players: 3. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 19x13cm, 64 pages.This book presents a solution to what to do when there are only three of you but you want to play bridge.The author calls his three handed bridge 'Trio Bridge', and it is supposedly as close to the real thing as you are likely to get with three players. The book includes a section on the ways in which you might want to bid differently in Trio Bridge compared to regular Bridge, as well as a section on defence and attack.

 

Bridge For Beginners. Published by Pan Books. 1958. Book. Good. £1.25

Author: Victor Mollo, Nico Gardener. Country: British.

Softback, 18x11cm, 189 pages. An excellent book for the complete beginner wanting to learn to play bridge. The book takes you easily from knowing nothing at all about the game to being able to play comfortably and capably in social games. Each section has a selection of questions so you can check you have taken in what you just read.

 

Bridge Is An Easy Game. Published by Frederick Muller Ltd. 1952. Book.

Good, but dustcover somewhat damaged. £3.25. Author: Iain Macleod. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 22x14cm, 244 pages.A detailed exposition of the ACOL system by one of the members of the team that developed it. The book covers: Bidding (Conventions; Opening Bid of 1; No trumps; Forcing Bids; Slam Bids; Responding to the bid of 1; Trial Bids; Competitive Bidding; Technique in Rubber & Duplicate; Luck & Odds; Becoming an Expert), Play (Theory & Practice of Opening Leads; Planning the Play; Defensive Play; Safety & Deception; End Game), ACOL In Action (Summary, The Odds, Bidding Sequences).

 

Bridge With Mr. Playbetter. Published by Batchworth Press. 1952. Book. Good. £5.50

Author: Hubert Phillips, Terence Reese. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 17x11cm, 221 pages.Includes an insert booklet for easy reference when working through the examples. The book contains a collection of articles printed in The Lady and Sunday News of India.The articles are instructive, but also humorously written with an assortment of characters of variable abilities playing the various hands.

 

Bridge: Modern Bidding. Published by Faber & Faber. 1961. Book. Good. £1.20

Author: Victor Mollo. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 19x13, 124 pages.Intended for reasonably experienced Bridge players, this book outlines an approach to bidding rather than a particular system, although the author prefers Acol over most other systems.The book covers: Minimum Openings & Responses, Limit Bids, 1NT, Strong Rebids, Reverses, Forcing Take-Out, Slams, 2 Bids, Pre-emptive Bids, Defensive Bidding, Free Bids, Protection, Lead-Directing Doubles, Sacrifice Bidding, Deception.

 

Contract Bridge For Beginners. Published by Methuen. 1981. Book. Good. £0.25

Author: Charles H. Goren. Country: British.

Softback, 18x12cm, 152 pages. Bridge book which introduces Charles Goren's Point Count system of bidding.The book covers: Mechanics of Bidding, How to Score, What Shall I Bid, Responses to Opening Bids, Rebids by Opening Bidder, Defensive Bidding, Penalty Doubles, Slam Bidding, Getting to Game, Play of the Hand.

 

Contract Bridge For Everyone. Published by Faber & Faber. 1960. Book. Good, but dustcover grubby. £0.75

Author: Ely Culbertson. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 19x13cm, 118 pages. Intended for beginners, and also as a recap for more experienced players.The book gives a brief instruction on the fundamentals and advanced points, with a digest of the official laws of the game. The book is divided as follows: Bidding Valuations, The Opening Bid, Choice Between Biddable Suits, Responses to Partner's Opening, Forcing Game, Rebids, How to Bid High, Opening No Trumps, Forcing 2 Bids, Opening Shut Out Bids, Overcalls & Takeout Doubles, Penalty Doubles, Slams, Conventional Leads, Declarer's Play of Suits, Bridge Laws.

 

Contract Bridge In 20 Minutes. Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. Book. Several copies:

1) 1949. Good but cover has some staining. £1.25. 19th Edition, 303rd Thousand. Softback, 16x10cm, 71 pages.

2) 1934. £0.75. 14th Edition, 56 pages. Softback, 16x11cm.

3) 1949. Good. £0.75.19th Edition, 42 pages. Softback, 16x11cm.

4) 1945. Good, shows a little wear. £0.75. 15th edition, 40 pages. Softback, 16x11cm.

Author: Harold Thorne. Country: British.

A book for people who wanted to learn how to play Contract Bridge for social purposes without having to wade through big and complex books.The book clearly serves this purpose well as hundreds of thousands of copies were sold, and a great many editions printed.

 

Contract Bridge Made Easy. Published by Faber And Faber. 1961. Book. Spine and cover worn. £0.30

Author: Josephine Culbertson. Country: British.

Special Notes: Some page corners creased

Softback, 18x12cm, 176 pages.Introduces the Culbertson system of bidding. The book covers: How to Value Your Hand, The Opening Bid of One of a Suit, Responding to the Opening One Bid, Rebidding After the Opening One Bid, Opening Two of a Suit, Opening Three and Higher of a Suit, Opening No Trump Bids, The Defender's Bidding, Penalty Doubles, Slam Bidding, How to Play Your Cards, Leads Signals Discards, How to Score.

 

Culbertson: The Man Who Made Contract Bridge. Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1985. Book.

Good. £4.50. Author: John Clay. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 24x17cm, 242 pages.A biography of this very influential man in the Bridge world, who fled Tsarist Russia as a revolutionary to become a legend in the Bridge world.

 

Culbertson's New And Complete Summary Of Contract Bridge. Published by Faber & Faber. 2 copies:

1) 1941. Good. £1.75

2) 1954. Good. £1.75. 'New' edition

Author: Ely Culbertson. Country: British.

Hardback, 15x11cm, 64 pages.A pocket Bridge book with quick reference thumbnail tabs.Intended as a quick reference book for players using the Culbertson bidding system. The book summarises the different situations during the bidding and considers what to lead as well.It is intended that the reader should have a fuller book on the Culbertson system also available for detailed explanations and analysis.

 

Double Trouble. Published by Faber & Faber. 1993. Book. Good. £0.75

Author: Sally Horton. Country: British.

Softback, 20x12 cm, 273 pages. Excellent book on doubling at Bridge, from informative doubles to penalty doubles. The author has won World Bridge titles.

 

Duplicate Bridge Rules Simplified. Published by Books On Bridge. ca.1991. Book. Excellent. £2.25

Author: J. Rumbelow, T. Humphries. Country: British.

Softback, 18x12cm, 34 pages.A small book which as the title implies presents a simplified and concise set of rules for Duplicate Bridge, with rules for what to do when various types of misplays or infractions are made by the players.

 

Duplicate Bridge: How To Play, How To Win. Published by Bantam Books. 1966. Book. Good. £2.25

Author: Edgar Kaplan. Country: American.

Softback, 18x11cm, 148 pages.Written by the coach of the North American Team for the World Championship.This book is intended for competent Contract Bridge players who want to learn to do well in Duplicate Bridge tournaments. This book covers the following: Scoring, Rules & Contests; Minors / Majors or No Trump?; 3rd & 4th Seat Opening Bids; Sacrifice Bids; Trapping & Balancing; Penalty Doubles; Team Of Four Tactics; Systems, Conventions & Treatments.

 

Duplicate Contract Complete. Published by The Bridge World / Mack Printing. 1933. Book. Good. £4.75

Author: Alfred M. Gruenther. Country: American.

Hardback, 23x16cm, 328 pages. Introduced by Ely Cuthbertson, this book gives a short history of Duplicate Bridge and then covers: The Technique of Duplicate Play, Pair Contests - 6+ Pairs, Net Cumulative Scoring, Match Point Scoring, Howell Movement For Pair Contests, Determining The Winner Of A Series, Team of Four Contests, Teams Of More Than Four, Schedules For Different Numbers Of Players, Tournament Organization & Suggestions, Penalties, The Laws of Duplicate.

 

Elwell On Bridge. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons. 1906. Book. Good for its age. £4.50

Author: J.B. Elwell. Country: American.

Special Notes: Some discolouration on front cover, inside excellent.

Hardback, 17x11cm, 136 pages.Gold leaf edged pages. The author discussed many aspects of bridge play and bidding in a somewhat disordered manner, so listing chapters isn't helpful.There is a detailed index however. The print is in red and black throughout.

 

Foster On Auction. Published by Thomas De La Rue & Co Ltd. 1920. Book. Good. £9

Author: R. F. Foster. Country: British.

Hardback, 19x13cm, 360 pages. The subtitle is 'A Complete Exposition Of The Latest Developments Of Modern Auction'. This book on Bridge starts off with an introduction describing the game, and then the first half of the book is devoted to presenting good bidding practices, and the second half is devoted to the play. The author systematically goes through different aspects of the game and many example hands are presented from actual play.

 

How To Become A Professional Money Bridge Player. Published by Educator Books. 1969. Book. Good. £8.25

Author: Kim Carpenter. Country: American.

Softback, 21x17cm, 160 pages. Subtitled The Stat System.Intended for the player who wants to improve their chances in money tournaments, this book goes through the system presented much as you would expect. The system is based on a statistical analysis of many many contracts, so that bidding can be as close to optimal as possible...


How To Play Bridge. Published by Ptarmigan Books. 1945. Book. Good but discreetly stapled. £0.75

Author: Hubert Phillips, Terence Reese. Country: British.

Softback, 18x11cm, 128 pages.Intended for beginners this book takes you through the rules of the game and what to consider when bidding and playing.The book uses the 'Approach-Forcing' system of bidding.

 

How To Win At Contract Bridge In Ten Easy Lessons. Published by W.H. Allen. 1967. Book. Excellent. £3

Author: Richard L. Frey. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 22x15cm, 304 pages. Aimed at the average Bridge player, this book covers: Valuing Your Hand for the Bidding, Opening Bid of One in a Suit, Responses to the Opening Bid of One in a Suit, Opening No Trumps + Responses, Rebids by Opener and Responder, Powerhouse Hands and Slam Bidding, Defensive Bidding, Pre-emptive Bidding, Advanced Bidding Situations, The Play of the Cards.

 

Improve Your Opening Leads. Published by Victor Gollancz. 1991. Book. Excellent. £2.75

Author: Hugh Kelsey, John Matheson. Country: British.

Softback, 20x13cm, 124 pages. Bridge book for experienced players. The book covers: Active or Passive ?, Listening To The Bidding, Blind Leads against No Trumps, Help From Partner, Leading Against Part Scores, In The Slam Zone, Lessons From The Champions.

 

Killing Defence At Bridge. Published by Faber & Faber. 1986. Book. Good. £3.50

Author: H.W.Kelsey. Country: British.

Softback, 20x12cm, 191 pages.This book is intended for average to advanced players of Contract Bridge.The book focuses on improving your skills when in defence.Many hands are presented, and the author introduces each situation and then asks the reader what they would do before presenting the solution.

 

Know The Game: Contract Bridge. Published by Educational Productions. ca.1964. Book. Good. £0.20

Author: Unknown. Country: British.

Softback, 13x20cm, 36 pages. A concise introductory book to Contract Bridge which teaches the rules and gives bidding and playing advice which will get a beginner going and able to play well enough 'in modest company'.

 

Lenz On Bridge. Published by George Allen & Unwin. 1930. Book. Good, but spine shows a little wear. £2.25

Author: Sidney S. Lenz. Country: British.

Hardback, 19x13cm, 372 pages. Includes the 1929 Laws of Auction Bridge as an appendix, as well as the rules of Contract Bridge.The book has 62 chapters covering all aspects of Bridge bidding and play, making this a useful read for any Bridge player.

 

Modern Bidding Systems In Bridge. Published by Penguin Books. 1973. Book. Good. £2.75

Author: G.C.H. Fox. Country: British.

Hardback, 23x14cm, 424 pages. A collection and analysis of a large number of Contract Bridge bidding systems and conventions within those systems.The book is divided as follows: English Systems, Modern Conventions In General Use In England, American Systems, Italian Systems, A System From Nationalist China, Illustrative Hands.

 

Mrs Pottleton's Bridge Parties. Published by Geoffrey Bles. 1926. Book. Good, but dust cover worn. £4.50

Author: Hugh Tuite. Country: British.

Special Notes: A previous owner has stuck various bridge related newspaper clippings onto the inside covers.

Hardback with dustcover, 19x13cm, 156 pages. This book shows samples of the magnificent and boneheaded play of the people who visit Mr. and Mrs. Pottleton. In this way the author gently teaches bridge using his characters as the players of various hands.

 

New Contract Bridge In A Nutshell. Published by W.H. Allen. 1960. Book. Good. £2.50

Author: Charles H. Goren. Country: British.

Hardback, 22x14cm, 135 pages. A streamlined book which presents Goren's point count and bidding system in an easy to follow and refer to manner. The book covers: Valuation Tables, Opening Bids, Responses, Forcing Bids, Rebids by Opener, Rebids by Responder, Overcalls, Takeout Doubles, Penalty Doubles, Slam Bidding, Opening Leads, Tactics, Digest of Laws, Scoring Table.

 

Opening Leads. Published by Robert Hale. 1993. Book. Good. £3.50

Author: Robert E Ewen. Country: British.

Softback, 21x13cm, 220 pages. A comprehensive treatment of this very important aspect of Bridge play, which should prove invaluable to beginners and experts alike. The contents cover: Rate Your Opening Leads, Trouble Over Tables, Gathering The Evidence, Leads Against No Trumps, Leads Against Suit Contracts, Leads Against Slams, Lead-Directing Doubles, Lead-Directing & Lead-Inhibiting Bids, Lead Expertise, An Opening Lead Hall Of Fame, Modern Lead Conventions.


Play Better Bridge. Published by Octopus. 1979. Book. Good. £3.50

Author: Rixi Markus. Country: Spain.

Hardback with dust cover, 157 pages, 29x22cm. Includes a foreword by Omar Sharif.Includes black and white plates and diagrams. Using over 200 hands the author teaches by explaining how experts bid and played various interesting hands. Chapters include: Bridge Today, Bidding in contested / uncontested hands, The Play, Opening Leads, Defensive Play, Bols Bridge Tips, The Champions, Old Masters. The book is all in English despite being printed in Spain.

 

Play These Hands With Me. Published by W. H. Allen. 1976. Book. Good. £3.50

Author: Terence Reese. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 22x15cm, 195 pages.Bridge book in which this world championship winning author takes you through 60 different hands each with a different challenge.You get to see what goes through the mind of such a player, and so can learn from him easily. Intended for reasonably experienced Bridge players who will understand common conventions.

 

Powerhouse Hands. Published by Robert Hale. 1976. Book. Good. £2.25

Author: Albert Dormer. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 22x14cm, 223 pages.Bridge book which is devoted entirely to the bidding of strong hands, showing how to avoid the missed slam or game bonus, and also how to avoid overbidding and so losing the contract when you have a strong hand. Chapters cover: Winner or Loser?, Powerhouse Openings, Powerhouse Responses & Rebids, The Big Trump Fit, Scientific Sequences, Slam Tries Cue Bids & Controls, Coping With Intervention, Powerhouse Overcalls, The Precision 1 Club Opening.

 

Practise Your Crowhurst 2 Clubs. Published by Bridge Plus. 1997. Booklet. Excellent. £2

Author: Eric Crowhurst. Country: British.

Softback booklet, 21x15cm, 16 pages. Bridge booklet which details the Crowhurst 2 Clubs convention, and gives plenty of hands for you to practice bidding using it with your partner, with recommended bids given at the back of the book.

 

Roman Keycard Blackwood. Published by Robert Hale. 1995. Book. Excellent. £7.50

Author: Edwin B. Kantar. Country: British.

Softback, 21x14cm, 118 pages. Bridge book for advanced players wanting to master the Roman Keycard Blackwood convention which is designed to aid in the bidding of slams.The book is thorough and the systems presented were refined over several years.

 

Streamlined Bridge Or Bidding Without Tears. Published by David Marlowe. 1947. Book. Good. £2.25

Author: Victor Mollo. Country: British.

Hardback, 25x16cm, 264 pages.A book targeted at the mediocre player wishing to improve their bidding.Chapters cover: How Good Is Your Hand, Be Prepared For The Worst, Responses, The NT Philosophy, Rebids Good & Bad, Over The Demarcation Line, The Reverse Mystery, Parliamentary Interlude, We Visit The Inferno, The Informatory Double, Enter The Ultimatum & Protection, Two Bids, Strength Through Fear, Forcing Slamwards, Per Ardua Ad Septum, Psychic Bidding, On Doubling Old George, Do You Cheat?

 

Test Your Communications. Published by Victor Gollancz. 1989. Book. Good. £4.50

Author: Hugh Kelsey. Country: British.

Softback, 19x13cm, 80 pages. Contract Bridge book. The author presents 36 hands and asks the reader how they would solve a particular problem that hand poses.The solution is then given on the following page.Thus you can test yourself to see how good your Bridge skills are, and also improve them where they were wanting.Hard to find book.

 

The Acol System Today. Published by Edward Arnold. 1961. Book. Good, but cover slightly discoloured. £1.75

Author: Terence Reese & Albert Dormer. Country: British.

Hardback, 22x14cm, 163 pages. This Contract Bridge book takes a look at the varied forms of Acol which had developed in the 9 years since Acol's development and presents what was then considered the best practice amongst those variations. The book goes through the various main bidding situations describing how best to apply the Acol system. The main sections are: The Uncontested Auction, The Contested Auction, Acol In The Space Age.

 

The Amazing Book Of Bridge. Published by Bramley Books. 1999. Book. Excellent. £4.50

Author: Brian Senior. Country: British.

Hardback, 27x24cm, 125 pages.An introduction to Bridge with many full colour photographs throughout.The book covers: Preliminaries, Declarer Play, Bidding, and Defence. The book has a systematic approach, introducing a little at a time in order to make the learning process more approachable.


The Art Of Coarse Bridge. Published by Hutchinson. 1970. Book. Good. £2

Author: Spike Hughes. Country: British.

Hardback, 22x14cm, 118 pages. A humorous look at Bridge as played by the less skilled, where conventions play little part, and getting the score right is more the challenge than perfect finesses.Plemty to keep the light-hearted Bridge player chuckling.

 

The Beginner's Book Of Contract Bridge. Published by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. 1939. Book.

Good, but dustcover shows wear. £1.75. Author: Joy Weston. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 19x13cm, 167 pages. This book aims to teach the absolute beginner how to play Contract Bridge, and does so using a variety of characters rather than just dry prose.The book covers: Mrs Newbegin decides to take up Bridge, Simple Bidding & Quick Trick Values, What Are Trumps, Consulting One's Partner, Simple Bidding Examples, Raising Bids, No Trump Distribution, Showing a Strong Hand, Pre-emptive Bids, The Attack, The Defence, Defending a No Trump Contract, Doubling, Partial Scores, Vulnerability, Importance of Distribution, Two Club Convention, Slam Bidding.

 

The Bridge Player's Dictionary. Published by Mr Bridge. 1991. Book. Excellent. £2.25

Author: Giles Thompson. Country: British.

Softback, 21x15cm, 127 pages. A dictionary of terms and phrases in use in the world of Bridge. Some of the listed phrases are used in many card games, so this could be useful to more than just Bridge players.As you would expect the phrases are listed alphabetically.

 

The Daily Telegraph Book Of Bridge. Published by Robert Hale. 1975. Book. Good. £1.75

Author: G.C.H. Fox. Country: British.

Special Notes: Dustcover shows a little wear, Xmas message on first page.

Hardback with dustcover, 237 pages, 22x15cm. The author was the Daily Telegraph Bridge correspondent, from 1959 onwards, and here presents over 100 interesting hands which he came across and felt were especially instructional or peculiar in some way. Each hand is laid out in a diagram and the bidding and card play analysed.

 

The Diamond System. Published by Littlebury & Co.. 1948. Book. Good. £6

Author: Edgar Lynch. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 22x14cm, 57 pages.Bridge book which describes the author's Diamond system of bidding. The book covers all you would expect of a bidding system: opening bids, responder's bids, abnormal deals, bidding when opposition have opened, slam bidding.The book also has a section on the play of cards with plenty of information of use even if you aren't going to try the Diamond system.

 

The Laws Of Auction Bridge. Published by Thomas De La Rue. 1924. Book. Good. £5.50

Author: The Portland Club. Country: British.

Hardback, 16x10cm, 36 pages.The rules and regulations of Auction Bridge as adopted by the committee of the Portland Club. Includes an index.

 

The Losing Trick Count. Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1937. Book.

Covers very discoloured, but inside fine. £4.50

Author: F. D. Courtenay, Col.G.G.J. Walshe. Country: British.

Hardback, 19x12cm, 176 pages.A detailed description of this technique which was popular in the 1930s.The book covers both bidding and play, and also has a number of example hands to illustrate the techniques. The book is aimed at the experienced Bridge player wanting to learn how the real experts (at the time) bid and played.

 

The Official Encyclopedia Of Bridge. Published by Crown. 1971. Book. Good. £7.50

Author: Edited by Richard Frey. Country: American.

Hardback with dustcover, 25x17cm, 793 pages. Stunning piece of work, a reference library of all matters relating to Bridge, from personalities to bidding, from events to the history of the game. The book is organised with keyword entries ordered alphabetically.

 

The Precision System Of Bidding. Published by Robert Hale & Co. 1972. Book. Good. £3.50

Author: Charles H. Goren. Country: British.

Special Notes: Ex library book in a plastified dust cover.

Hardback with dustcover, 228 pages, 22x14cm. Edited by Robert B. Ewen. This Bridge book describes Goren's Precision system, and describes how to use it and why it works.The book goes through all sort of different situations and describes how to apply the Precision system.


The Rixi Markus Book Of Bridge. Published by Willow Books. 1985. Book. Good. £2.25

Author: Rixi Markus. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 208 pages, 26x18cm. This book on Bridge is by the leading female Bridge player of her time. The book is intended to improve the intermediate to advanced reader's game.The book covers: Bidding (Doing What Comes Naturally, Countering Artificiality, Getting Into The Act, Some Passing Thoughts, Two Different Worlds), Play (Stop, Look, Listen; A Walk On The Embankment), Defence (A Leading Question, Getting The Message, A Switch In Time).

 

The Secrets Of Winning Bridge. Published by Grosset & Dunlap. 1971. Book. Good. £9

Author: Jeff Rubens. Country: American.

Softback, 21x13cm, 241 pages. Intended for the average player who wants to improve their Bridge.The book covers: Hand Valuation, Location of Honours, In-And-Out Valuation, Applying Valuation Techniques, Compeitive Auctions, Rubber Bridge, Four Deal Bridge, Match Points, Balancing, Match Point Declarer Play, Normal Contracts, Safety Plays, Match Point Play Quiz, Team of Four Competition, International Match Points, Partnerships and Conventions. Hard to find book.

 

The Standard Book Of Bidding. Published by Walter Edwards. 1946. Book.

Good, but some of dustcover missing. £2.25. Author: Charles H. Goren. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 19x13cm, 282 pages. Contract Bridge book intended to improve the bidding of reasonably experienced players.The book covers: Opening Bids, Responses, Rebids by Opener, Rebids by Responder, Slam Bidding, Overcalls, Take-Out Doubles, Penalty Doubles, Advanced Bidding Situations. Duplicate Bridge Scoring, Modern Expert Variations.

 

The Vienna System Of Contract Bridge. Published by Contract Bridge Equipment Ltd. 1947. Book. Good. £4.50

Author: Dr. P. Stern, N. de V.Hart, A.J. Smith. Country: British.

Hardback with dustcover, 18x13cm, 243 pages. The official textbook of Dr. Paul Stern's Vienna System. The chapters cover all the usual aspects of bidding.The Vienna System was key in the Austrian National team winning various European and World championships in the late 1930s.

 

Unholy Tricks. Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1988. Book. Good. £4.50

Author: Terence Reese & David Bird. Country: British.

The second Bridge book in the Monks of St Titus series. Very amusingly written and yet also has a great deal to teach to the Bridge player.There is no need to own the previous book to appreciate this one. Very well written, and a must for any Bridge player with a sense of humour.

 

Weak Two Bids. Published by Probray Press Ltd. 1991. Book. Good. £2.25

Author: Brian Senior. Country: British.

Softback, 20x14cm, 30 pages.Book on Bridge conventions and how a weak two bid can be useful. The contents cover: Weak Two Bids in Each Seat, Responding to the Weak Two Bid, Bidding Over Intervention, Handling Strong Two Openings, Defending Against Weak Two Bids.

 

 

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