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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


2753. (Lambe (R.)): The History of Chess, together with Short and Plain Instructions, By which any one may easily play at it without the Help of a Teacher.

London, Printed for J.Wilkie... and G.Frier...1765, (2nd Edition, a year after first.) Later bound in marbled paper boards, plain paper spine, title and some pages spotted otherwise a good copy. 148pp., folding leaf between p.104-105. p.1-84 deals with the history of chess. LN 177. A rare work, which seems to be the first in English to cover the history of chess. 530.00


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 J.Walker; Longman....etc. 1813. New Edn. Rebound in brown cloth. Folding engraved plate of chessboard in pocket at end (foxed, edge tear), pp (viii), 254. Two old tape repairs. Whyld 1813:1. LN 611. 95.00


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


1408. BLACKBURNE (J.H.) Graham (P.A.): Mr.Blackburne's Games at Chess Selected, Annotated and Arranged by Himself. Edited, with a Biographical Sketch and a Brief History of Blindfold Chess by P.A.Graham.

Longmans, Green 1899. 1st Edn. Roy8vo, rebound in black cloth, gilt lettering, G. Portrait, pp ix, 331. 407 games. 60.00


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


4646. Douglas (J.): Every Game Check Mate! One Hundred Fine Games.

Frank Hollings, 1916. (Repr.). Small 8vo, original printed limp cloth, G. (vi),184 including adverts. 100 games each with diagram near end and solutions to mates at end. LN 3216. 10.00


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


1384. Lasker (Emanuel) Ed: The Rice Gambit.

Press of Dr.Emanuel Lasker, NY, June 1910. Original grey card covers, waterstain to page edges o/w VG. Portrait, 43pp., addendum leaf. 5th Edition, and only one edited by Lasker. 25.00


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


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.. 240.00


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


1423. Staunton (H.): The Chess-Player's Companion. Comprising a New Treatise on Odds, and a Collection of Games Contested by the Author...Including the Great French Match with St.Amant...Selection of New and Instructive Problems.

Henry G.Bohn, 1849. 1st Edn. Contemporary half leather, wear to spine, joints a little split. Coloured frontispiece, pp xii,510. Much scarcer than the companion "Handbook" volume, with many of Staunton's games, including the 21 game match with St.Amant , with notes, details of time taken, terms of the match etc.. LN 777. 60.00


5063. Staunton (H.): The Laws and Practice of Chess. Edited by Robert B.Wormald.

Virtue & Co., 1876. Second Edn. Original green cloth, a little wear to head and foot of spine, front inner hinge tender, some foxing to first few pages otherwise a good copy. pp x,509, 32 adverts. Staunton's final book, completed by Wormald. Includes a section on the origin and history of chess, a large amount on the openings with many illustrative games. LN 975. THIS EDITION IS RARE. 80.00


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