Modern Bridge Conventions by William S. Root and Richard Pavlicek is a 244-page hardcover published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1981. Stated first edition. The dust jacket has a couple closed tears to the edges. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is sound. The condition is very good.
Modern bridge conventions have revolutionized the game of bridge. Any bridge expert will tell you that the standard methods devised in the thirties and forties are antiquated and much inferior to those now available.
Here, in clear, easy-to-follow fashion, experts Bill Root and Richard Pavlicek cover in detail more than fifty of the most practical bridge conventions in use in America. They present their material in a unique format, so players of every ability may readily understand the conventions appropriate to their level. Each convention is assigned a complexity rating, indicated by a number of stars: One-star (conventions, for all players), two-star (conventions, for experienced partnerships), or three-star (conventions, for tournament players).
In addition, the authors provide information on Alert Procedures, How to Fill Out Convention Cards, Skip-Bid Warnings, Ethics and Proprieties, and How to Build a Partnership. A glossary, which also serves as an index, lists more than 250 popular conventions, treatments, and systems.