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2141. (Boden (S.S.)): A Popular Introduction to the Study and Practice of Chess...By an Amateur.

Charles J.Skeet, 1851. 1st Edn. Original blind-stamped cloth, cloth split on joints, head and foot of spine worn with loss, top third of title-page torn with loss of two words (facsimile title-page also provided). pp (viii), 196. LN 789. A scarce work. Samuel Boden was an active player in the 1850's and played many friendly games with Morphy who declared him to be the strongest English player. This was his only chess book, "an excellent guide, introducing the Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit which at once became popular." (Oxford Companion.) A well-used copy, hence the price - 75.00


5210. --- STAUNTON: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column by Howard Staunton.)

320 large pages between Aug 1865 and Dec 1874. (Some weeks are not present.) Each page has one or more games with notes, diagram(s), some news, and Staunton's answers to correspondents. Includes games of all the leading players of the period. 370.00


262. ----: An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess; containing 100 Examples of Games...Philidor's Analysis...Selections from Stamma, the Calabrois &c...Caissa: A Poem, by Sir William Jones; The Morals of Chess by Dr.Franklin.

Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy... 1816. New Edn. Contemporary half leather, recently rebacked, spine gilt with title-label, good copy. pp (viii), 254. Without the engraved plate as often found. Whyld 1816:1. LN 612. 80.00


768. 1887 FRANKFURT. Bardeleben, Gottschall & Mieses: Der Funfte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes, Frankfurt A.M.1887.

Veit, Leipzig 1889. 1st Edn. Bound in later plain black cloth, original front wrapper bound in. G. pp (iv), 288. 228 games (201 in the main tournament). LN 5223. Includes a presentation inscription to Capt George H.Mackenzie, New Orleans 1889. 1.Mackenzie 2-3 Blackburne, Weiss. An outstanding performance by George H.Mackenzie in a tournament including Tarrasch, Zukertort, Paulsen, Gunsberg, Burn, Bardeleben. 80.00


3632. Bird (H.E.): Chess Practice: being a Condensed and Simplified Record of the Actual Openings in the Finest Games, including the Whole of the Beautiful Specimens contained in "Chess Masterpieces"... with Tabulated Index.

Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1892. (New Edn.) Original red cloth, small piece missing from top of spine and top of cover chipped o/w G. pp 96,(2),(2) advert leaf. Includes summary of important events up to 1881, and comparison of results of each opening. LN 1823. One of the scarcer books by Bird. 70.00


31. Bird (H.E.): The Chess Openings, considered Critically and Practically.

Dean & Son, n.d.(1878.) 1st Edn. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and chessboard on front cover, inner hinge cracked, G. Folding plate, pp xvi, 248. Includes many illustrative games and list of subscribers. This book was issued in a number of different colour cloth covers. 70.00


2162. Crawley (Capt.): Chess: Its Theory and Practice. To Which is Added a Treatise on Draughts.

Ward, Lock & Tyler. n.d.(c.1876). 10th Edn, Revised. Original decorative dark brown cloth, gilt. VG. pp 188, plus adverts. Includes 33 games, 32 problems. This edition not in LN catalogue. 40.00


959. GRECO. Hoffmann (Prof.L.) (Translator & Editor): The Games of Greco. With a Bibliography of Greco by J.A.Leon.

Routledge 1900. 1st Edn. Sm8vo (115 x 150mm) original purple cloth, some staining to back cover and head of spine, otherwise a good tight copy. pp xxiv,246, adverts. Includes 77 games and 13 endgames. A scarce work, the first on Greco in English since Lewis's work of 1833. LN 398. 75.00


1374. Hoyle (Editor: G.F.Pardon): Hoyle's Games Modernised. Being Explanations of the Best Modes of Playing the Most Popular Games in Present Use, with the Rules and Regulations Adopted at the Clubs. (Edited by G.F.Pardon.)

Routledge, (1863.) Sm8vo (95 x 140mm) original blue decorative cloth, gilt, spine worn at head and foot, new endpapers, withdrawn library stamp on title-page. pp viii, 448. Chess contents p.173-262, including 8 games and 12 problems, draughts p.263-329, also backgammon, billiards, many card games. LN 3607. 25.00


245. Lasker (Emanuel.): Common Sense in Chess.

Bellairs & Co., London & Berlin 1896. 1st Edition of his first chess book. Contemporary black half leather, edges rubbed o/w G. pp 141. Occasional foxing to pages. A scarce item. LN 1118. "Lasker's best work, a fine example of his pragmatic genius." (Golombek.) 50.00


4982. Lewis (W.): Elements of the Game of Chess; or a New Method of Instruction in that Celebrated Game.

1822. 1st Edn. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, a little rubbed, a nice copy. pp xii,240. LN 638. A scarce title. 150.00


204. MARSHALL (F.J.): Chess Openings. With Biographical Sketch and Selection of Thirty-Two Games, Played 1899-1904.

BCM, Leeds 1904. 1st Edn. Original green cloth, G. Portrait, pp iv,185,(3) adverts. The first collection of Marshall's games. 45.00


321. Mason (J.): Chess Openings.

H.Cox 1905. 2nd Edn. Original cloth, part fading o/w G. pp xx,120. LN 1864. 10.00


2572. Mason (J.): The Art of Chess.

Horace Cox, 1895. 1st Edn. Original dark green cloth, gilt, worn at edges, new endpapers, o/w G. Portrait (small waterstain top edge), pp vii,311. LN 1113. One of the best instructional works. 18.00


914. Montigny (A.): Stratagems of Chess, or a Collection of Critical and Remarkable Situations, Selected from the Works of Eminent Masters, Illustrated on Plates.

London 1817. 1st English Edn. (from the French edition of 1801-02.) Sm.8vo, original boards, spine mostly chipped away, edges uncut. Engraved plate (often missing), pp vi,150,64, 4 (adverts). Includes 120 engraved diagrams of endgame studies. Internally good condition. LN 2156. 100.00


2406. MORPHY. Frere (Thos.): Morphy's Games of Chess, and Frere's Problem Tournament.

T.W.Strong, New York 1859. 1st Edn. Small 8vo, original brown stamped cloth, gilt on spine a bit faded. Nice copy. 144pp. 103 games with brief notes, 39 problems. A scarce work. LN 3151. Hagedorn 51. 180.00


4395. PHILIDOR: Sanson (C.): Analyse du Jeu des Echecs par A.D.Philidor.... et du Traite de Greco.

Garnier Freres, Paris, 1891. Old quarter leather, spine very rubbed. Foxing throughout. pp xxxiii, (iii), 498, 6 (table of contents). Includes 68 games of Philidor, bibliographies of editions of Philidor & Greco, Catalogue of the chess library of C.Sanson. This dated edition not in LN 1955 catalogue. 75.00


643. Pohlman (J.G.): Chess Rendered Familiar by Tabular Demonstrations of the Various Positions and Movements, as Described by Philidor.

Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1819. Only Edn. Roy8vo, rebound in attractive half leather, marbled paper sides. Engraved frontispiece (very foxed), pp (viii),449, with 2352 diagrams printed 6 to-a-page, following every move of each game. Title-page browned, waterstain to corner of last few pages. AN AMAZING FEAT OF PRINTING! LN 494. 190.00


1799. Pruen (Thomas) & Philidor: An Introduction to the History and Study of Chess; with Copious Descriptions.... To which is Added The Analysis of Chess of Andre Danican Philidor. The Whole Simplified and Arranged in a Manner Entirely New, by an Amateur.

Cheltenham, Printed by H.Ruff. 1804. 1st and Only Edition by Pruen. Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine gilt-ruled with black title-label. A nice copy. Without the frontispiece as often found. pp xii, 314. LN 607. A scarce edition of Philidor, but also including other interesting chapters on the history of chess, the powerful effects of chess on the mind and passions, chesspieces, famous players and books on chess, Franklin's Morals of Chess, laws and practical play etc.. 220.00


1340. Sarratt (J.H.): A Treatise on the Game of Chess.

Longman &c. 1822. New Edition Revised & Improved by William Lewis. Later brown half calf, spine gilt with raised bands, title-label, uncut edges, slightly rubbed, a nice copy. pp xxii, explanation of diagrams leaf, 352, (2). LN 618. Sarratt introduced a new style of play based on that of the Italian school, and Lewis was the strongest of his pupils. (Murray, Short History.) This New Edition also has diagrams which were not used in the 1808 edition. 180.00


642. Tomlinson (Charles): Amusements in Chess: I.Sketches of the History. Antiquities and Curiosities of the Game. II.Easy Lessons...Selection of Games. III...Problems.

John W.Parker, 1845. 1st Edn. Original cloth, spine gilt, split to top joint, rubbed, front endpaper removed o/w G. pp ix,352, adverts. Includes chapters on chess writers and players, the automaton chess-player, including illustrations, the knight's tour, blindfold chess. LN 4540. 170.00


2163. Walker (G.): The Art of Chess-Play: A New Treatise on the Game of Chess.

Sherwood,Gilbert & Piper, 1846. 4th Edition. Original brown cloth, blind-stamped, gilt spine, stamped "Herne Chess Club 1847" on front cover, some wear to head and foot of spine, inner stitching loosening. Frontispiece, pp xx, 380. BEST EDITION, including the 37 page Bibliographical Catalogue, and 4pp letter to Bell's Life attacking Wm.Lewis. LN 668. 70.00


240. Young (F.K.) & E.C.Howell.: The Minor Tactics of Chess. A Treatise on the Deployment of the Forces in Obedience to Strategic Principle.

Chatto & Windus 1910. New impression (but same as 1895 1st Edn.) Small 8vo, original brown cloth, binding slightly warped o/w G. Frontispiece, pp 221. One index page with two tears. 9.00