Bulletin of String Figures Association

From 1978 to 1993, articles written by members of ISFA appeared in Bulletin of String Figures Association (BSFA), published by Nippon Ayatori Kyokai (the Japanese String Figure Association). The series was co-edited by Dr. Hiroshi Noguchi, Tokyo, and Rev. Philip Noble, Prestwick, Scotland. Only 100 copies of each issue were printed, most being distributed to association members.

In 1994 a new series was founded under the editorship of Mark Sherman. The new series, Bulletin of the International String Figure Association, is published by ISFA Press, Pasadena, California.

Below is a cumulative, annotated index of the original series. ISFA Press currently offers the original series on CD-ROM (see ordering instructions below).


No. 1 (1978) - 4 pages

No. 2 (1979) - 8 pages

No. 3 (1979) - 10 pages

No. 4 (1980) - 13 pages

No. 5 (1980) - 16 pages

No. 6 (1981) - 21 pages

No. 7 (1982) - 32 pages

No. 8 (1982) - 44 pages

No. 9 (1983) - 44 pages

No. 10 (1984) - 42 pages

No. 11 (1985) - 29 pages

No. 12 (1985) - 69 pages

No. 13 (1986) - 49 pages

No. 14 (1987) - 72 pages

No. 15 (1988) - 57 pages

No. 16 (1988) - Supplemental Issue in Two Parts - 410 pages

No. 16 (1989) - 56 pages

No. 17 (1991) - 112 pages

No. 18 (1992) - 130 pages

No. 19 (1993) - 100 pages


Ordering Instructions

With a press run of only 100 copies, our supply of back issues was exhausted long ago. However, ISFA Press currently offers a complete set of scanned back issues (saved as pdf files on a single CD-ROM) for US $19.95. The price includes shipping worldwide.

We currently accept personal checks (US banks only), money orders (domestic and international), and credit cards via PayPal (use the link provided below to add this item to your PayPal shopping cart).

Price: $19.95 USD


If paying by check or money order please send your order and payment to ISFA, P.O. Box 5134, Pasadena, California, 91117, USA.


Last updated April 7, 2012
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