TONY PETERSON, 15 HARBOUR VIEW PARK, ROPE WALK, LITTLEHAMPTON,

WEST SUSSEX, BN17 5DQ, UK. Tel: 01903 730371

CHESS BOOKS BY MAIL ORDER – SECONDHAND, RARE & OUT OF PRINT.

Email: tony@chessbooks.co.uk Website home page: www.chessbooks.co.uk

 

 

THIS SECTION UPDATED 19 MARCH 2017

 

Items in red have been added very recently.

 

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BRITISH CHESS MAGAZINE - BOUND VOLUMES

The following volumes are internally good with general title-page and index, unless stated:

1894 Vol.14 New dark maroon cloth. Without title-page and index. 140

1895. Vol.15. Old blue cloth, splits to joints, covers worn. Contents good. A few stamps of Wellington Chess Club.75

1897. Vol.17. Old blue cloth, some loss of cloth, covers worn. Missing title-page and index. 4 portrait plates. A few stamps of Wellington Chess Club.50

1898 Vol.18 New dark maroon cloth. VG. 160

1899 Vol.19 A rough bound volume containing only Mar, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec issues. 20

1904. Vol.24. Old mauve cloth, stained. Title-page and 6 leaves lacking and provided in facsimile. A few plates lacking.30

1911 Vol.31 New dark maroon cloth. Waterstain to lower page corners o/w G. 100

1922 Vol.42 Dark green cloth. G. Scarce volume. 120

1923 Vol.43 Dark green cloth, joints split o/w G. Scarce volume. 100

1925 Vol.45 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, slight crease on spine o/w VG. 70

1927 Vol.47 Maroon half leather, gilt spine, very nice. 80

1927 Vol.47 Brown cloth, joints split, shaken, slight centre fold to pages. 50

1928 Vol.48 Plain dark blue cloth, G. 60

1928 Vol.48 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, 1 page loose, VG. 70

1930 Vol.50 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 60

1930 Vol.50 Dark green half leather, gilt spine, VG. Includes c.50 page Supplement on the 1930 Nice tournament at end. 75

1931 Vol.51 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 60

1931 Vol.51 Maroon cloth. VG. 60

1932 Vol.52 Blue cloth, a little marked o/w VG. 55

1933 Vol.53 Blue cloth, a little marked o/w VG. 55

1933 Vol.53 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 60

1934 Vol.54 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 60

1935 Vol.55 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 60

1935 Vol.55 Purple cloth. VG. 50

1936 Vol.56 Dark green half leather, gilt, spine rubbed, G. 60

1936 Vol.56 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, little split to one joint o/w G. 50

1936 Vol.56 Plain blue cloth. G. 45

1937 Vol.57 Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, G. 50

1939 Vol.59 Black cloth, slightly bowed. G. 45

1941 Vol.61 Dark maroon cloth, spine sunned o/w VG.Scarce war year. 60

1941 Vol.61 Dark blue buckram, VG.Scarce war year. 60

1941 Vol.61 Black cloth, G. 50

1942 Vol.62 Black cloth, VG. 50

1942 Vol.62 Maroon cloth, paper yellowed. G. Scarce war year. 60

1943 Vol.63 Recent maroon cloth. VG. Magazine covers bound in. Paper yellowed as usual.Scarce war year. 60

1943 Vol.63 Black cloth, VG. 50

1944 Vol.64 Black cloth, VG. 50

1945 Vol.65 Black cloth, VG. 50

1946 Vol.66 January to June issues only. Plain blue cloth. Paper yellowed, marginal tape repair on two pages. 15

1947 Vol.67 Black cloth, title-page torn at edge o/w VG. 45

1950 Vol.70 Maroon cloth, two leaves loose o/w G. 30

1951 Vol.71 Blue cloth spine, VG. No index, but includes magazine covers, and a 64 page supplement of the Staunton Centenary Tournament won by Gligoric. 40

1968 Vol.88 Maroon cloth, VG. 30

1969 Vol.89 Maroon cloth, VG. 30

1970 Vol.90 Maroon cloth. VG. 30

2005 Vol.125 Maroon cloth, Fine. 35

2007 Vol.127 Maroon cloth, Fine. 35

 

COMPLETE VOLUMES IN MAROON “CORDEX” BINDERS. Spines lettered “British Chess Magazine” but no date or vol no. Very good condition. With magazine covers and indexes.

1978 Vol.98 (without February issue, with index but not magazine covers.) 10

1982 Vol.102 (with magazine covers, no index.) 12

1986 Vol.106  (with magazine covers, no index.) 12

 

UNBOUND VOLUMES. (Complete loose issues, very good, with index unless stated.) 12 issues each year.

1941 Vol.61 Scarce war year, especially in original parts. 40

1984 Vol.104 12

1985 Vol.105 12

1988 Vol.108 12

1990 Vol.110 14 (no index)

1996 Vol.116 14

1997 Vol.117 14

 

LOOSE SINGLE ISSUES

The following at 2.00 each issue:

1969 Sep.

1983 Aug,Sep,Oct

1986 Jan,Feb,Mar,June,July

1987 Jan,Feb,Dec

1989 Aug, Oct (some pen notes.)

1990 Dec

1991 Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov

1992 Mar, May, July, Sep,Oct (2),Nov,Dec (2).

1993 Jan, May, Aug,

1995 July.

1996 March.

1998 Oct.

The following at 3.00 per issue:

2005 Jan.

2006 Aug, Oct, Dec

2008 Apr,May,Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct,Nov.

2009 Jan. Feb, Aug, Sep, Dec.

2010 Jan, Apr, May, Jun, July.

2011 Apr, May

2012 May

 

 

CHESS (Ed: B.H.Wood). BOUND VOLUMES

 

All the following in the usual brown cloth, very good, with index unless stated. Volumes up to No.19 are larger size.

Vol.16 1950-51. Spine lettering faded. G. 30.00

Vol.42 (1976/7) club stamp on endpaper, front cover corner crease o/w G. 10

 

UNBOUND VOLUMES (Complete loose issues, no indexes. Very good condition unless stated.)

Vol.12 (1946-47) the magazine covers have been removed but retained, and staples also removed. Advert pages also included. Condition is VG. 25

Vol.13 1947-48. Centre fold to pages o/w VG. Contained in cordex binder (upside down). 25

Vol.23 (1957-58) some spine wear o/w G. Missing issue 315-16. 15

Vol.30 (1964-65) Missing Nos.477-8, 12

Vol.31 (1965-66) a few stains, one cover cut. Has index. 16

Vol.33 (1967-68) 18

Vol.35 (1969-70) but lacking issue 587-88. 12

Vol.39 (1973-74) 10

Vol.40 (1974-75) 10

Vol.41 (1975-76) 10

Vol.42 (1976-77) 10

Vol.44 (1978-79) 10

Vol.47 (1982-83) 10

Vol.48 (1983-84) 10

Vol.50 (1985-86) 10

From Volume 53 the title changed to “Chess Monthly” and a large format magazine.

Each set of 12 issues in VG condition.

Vol.55 Apr.1990 – Mar.1991 In red binder. One issue with waterstaining. Index. 20

Vol.59 Apr.1994 – Mar.1995 20

Vol.78 Apr.2013 – Mar.2014 30

 

The Year Book of Chess. Edited by E.A.Michell/ M.W.Stevens/ W.H.Watts & A.W.Foster. Each volume covers the leading events of the previous year in detail, with results, many selected annotated games, statistics, problem section, chess club directory in some vols, game and opening indexes etc.. These Year Books are quite sought-after and sometimes sell for high prices on ebay.

 

1909. red cloth, spine faded, marked, one joint split. Includes club directory. 20

1910. red cloth, old Hastings CC label on front, inner hinges split. Last ten pages torn or lacking and provided in photocopy. Includes club directory. 20

1913. red cloth, spine faded/marked o/w G. Includes club directory. 25

1914. red cloth, some staining and cover marking o/w G. 20.00

1915 & 1916. red cloth, spine darkened o/w G. 25

 

The "British Chess Magazine" Chess Annual 1916. Ed: I.M.Brown. BCM Leeds / ACB NY (1917). Sm8vo, original red cloth. VG. viii,222pp. A record of chess events in 1916 both home and abroad, including many games with notes. Includes records of some chess clubs and counties, match results, article on Early Oxford & Cambridge Chess, problems etc. The second of three such Annuals. 35.00

 

 

TIJDSCHRIFT VAN DEN NEDERLANDSCHEN SCHAAKBOND

BOUND VOLUMES: With index. 10% DISCOUNT OFF THESE VOLUMES

1933    - 41st Year. Original olive brown cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 40

1937 – 45th Year. Original olive brown cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 40

1938 – 46th Year. Original olive brown cloth, gilt letter faded, G. 40

1939 – 47th Year. Original olive brown cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 40

1940 – 48th Year. Bound old black and green cloth boards, spine worn, front inner hinge split, paper yellowing. Scarce war year. 40

1942 – 50th Year. Blue cloth-backed boards, gilt lettered, magazine covers bound in, no index (has index for 1941.) VG. Scarce war year. 40

1947 – 55th Year. Original orange cloth, gilt lettered, spine little faded, G. Paper yellowed. 30

1949-50 – 57th Year. Jan 1949 to Aug 1950 (No.1-20.) Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, VG. Paper somewhat yellowed. 30

1951-52 – 59th Year. Jan 1951 to Aug 1952. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 30

1952-53 – 60th Year. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 30

1953-54 – 61st Year. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, VG. 30

 

 

Di Felice (G.): Chess Periodicals. An Annotated International Bibliography, 1836-2008. McFarland, US 2010. Large p/b. 349pp. A comprehensive reference work containing 3163 entries and many cross-references. Information for each entry includes year and country of publication, frequency, publisher, editors, subject, language, alternate titles, holdings in chess libraries. Part 1 is Magazines, Bulletins, Newsletters; Part 2 Miscellaneous Publications such as Yearbooks, Handbooks, Almanacs, Calendars, Directories etc. Includes general index of periodical titles and index by country. 35.00

 

AMERICAN CHESS BULLETIN. Moravian Chess facsimile reprints. Bound in brown cloth, all VG.

Vol.1 Jun – Dec 1904. 147pp. Includes games of Cambridge Springs 1904. 18

Vol.2 Jan – Dec 1905. 392pp. 18

Vol.3 Jan – Dec 1906. 260pp. 18

Vol.4 Jan – Dec 1907. 252pp. 18

Vol.5 Jan – Dec 1908. 272pp. 18

Vol.38 Jan – Dec 1941. 144pp. 15

 

NEW IN CHESS KEYBOOK 1970-1982. An Encyclopaedic Analysis of Current Opening Theory. Over 850 pages in this de luxe hardback edition, and first and foundation volume of the series. Some wear to covers otherwise good. 20

 

CHESS INFORMANT 92. X 2004 – I 2005. 397pp. 522 games. 10

 

NEW IN CHESS MAGAZINE. The premier magazine for detailed coverage of top tournaments, with many games annotated by the leading GM’s. Also interviews with top players, in-depth book reviews, regular columns by Timman & Ree. 8 issues per year with around 100pp per issue.

2005 No.1-8 complete. 20

2007 No.1-7 16

 

Kagan’s Neueste Schachnachrichten. Sechster Jahrgang. 1926. Original cloth, very worn, soiled, partly loose. 512pp. 171 annotated games, many photos. Starts on p.9. 20

 

Chess Federation for Southern Africa. Year Book 1950. No.2 p/b. G. 126pp. Includes “The South African’s Chess Book (Part 2) by W.Heidenfeld, covering years 1940-49, with 45 games. 30

 

BCF Year Book. Containing list of officials, constitution, annual report, accounts, BCF tournament crosstables, list of Life Members. All p/b, G or VG condition. The 1975/6 onward volumes are large size. The early years are scarce.

 

1935-36 (English Counties Chess Union. Combined Year Book.) Lower cover loose, spine worn, page margins yellowed. 10.00

1947-48 10.00

1949-50 10.00

1953-54 10.00

1954-55 back cover taped on 7.00

1956-57 cover wear. 7.00

1959-60 8.00

1962-63 8.00

1963-64, 8.00

1964-65 8.00

1965-66 8.00

1967-68 7.00

1972-73 6.00

1974-75 6.00

1975-76 large format 6.00

 

Awards in Problem Tourneys Nos.128-138. BCF, Nov.1972-Feb.1976. In 4 issues, 12pp each, around 130 problems in all. 12.00

 

Awards in Problem Tourneys Nos.131-133. BCF, Nov.1973 12pp. 36 problems. 3.00

 

Chessman Quarterly. Ed: Wade & Boyd. Vol.1 No.1-4. 1968. 4 issues, nos.1&2 reprinted. The magazine specializing in opening theory. 40pp each issue. (D.) 6.00

 

QUARTERLY FOR CHESS HISTORY SERIES. Fiala (V.) Editor. Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 1999-2010. Volumes 1-16.

Each volume hardback, most with over 500pp, hundreds of games, sections on chess research, biographies, tournament reports, reviews, correspondence chess etc. Further details of contents can be provided. (A.) Usually 28.00 per single volume.

SPECIAL OFFER: Vols.1-16 for 350.

 

Shakhmatny Bulletin. 1974. Nos.1-12. 384pp in all. VG. 12

 

Shakhmatny (Year Book) 1953. Moscow, 1954. G. 320pp. Includes 57 annotated games. 14.00

 

Shakhmatny Eshegodnik. (Year Book) 1960. Moscow, 1962. VG. 496pp. Includes 146 annotated games. 14.00

FOR OTHER VOLUMES SEE THE GAMES SECTION.

 

Scacchi e Scienze Applicate. (Chess and Applied Sciences. An International Review.) No.22. Venice, 2003. Large format magazine. 60pp., illus. Various articles including Gillam, Researching Old Tournaments; Nizzola, Researcher's Corner (these last two in English); R.Salvadori, Psicologia degli Scacchi; S.Spina, "Il Gioco degli Scacchi" di Vespasiano Bettoni. Also 59 problems. 10

 

The following all large size volumes with many games, news, photos, index etc.

Chess Review. The Picture Chess Magazine. Vol.14. 1946. Large format, original red cloth, VG. Index. 35.00

Chess Review Annual. Vol.16. Jan-Dec 1948. Publisher’s purple cloth, gilt spine. VG with gold d/w, edges frayed. 40

 

Chess Reader. Whyld (Ken) Editor: Volume I - VI. (1955-1966) Ken Whyld Association / Moravian Chess, 2004. Hardback. F. This reprint of Vols.1-6 contains more than 500 book reviews by Ken Whyld and others. Also included are an appreciation of Ken Whyld by Tony Gillam, articles on William Winter, A.C.White "Xmas Books" & Overbrook Press series, and tournament books 1939-1956. 25.00

 

Chess Students Quarterly. Cordingley (E.G.R.) & K.Whyld: Vol.I - VI (Nov 1946 - Mar 1952). (With) Match Bronstein vs. Boleslavski, Moscow 1950. Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2007. Hardback. 569pp. 356 games, many annotated, 14 games of B-B match, opening theory, book reviews, various lists of books for sale. A facsimile reprint of the complete run of CSQ which was produced on an off-set litho printing machine. It was intended to be complimentary to the two major British chess magazines, giving additional games and analysis, but no news or problems. The original issues are very scarce. 27.00

 

Midland Chess Bulletin / London Chess Bulletin / The Chess Bulletin. Well produced newspapers from 1948 to 1950. The first 44 issues (3 in photocopy) in good condition. Edited by W.Ritson Morry or Brian Reilly. (I believe this ran to 52 issues up to Nov.1951.) 85.00 (Note: not in stock but I can obtain it.)

 

Chess Informant. (Sahovski Informator). Classification of Chess Openings. 1971. 67pp. 5.00

 

Chess Mail. 8/9 1997 2 11 1997 corner of one page cut out 2

8-9 1999 2

 

Jaarboek van de Nederlandse Bond van Probleemvrienden.

1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980 - 6.00 each

 

Jubileumboek 1931-1981. Nederlandse Bond van Schaakprobleemvrienden. p/b. VG. 48pp. 10

 

Kingpin No.27 Summer 1997. Renowned satirical chess magazine. VG. 68pp. 5.00  

Kaissiber. No.17. July-Oct.2001. (Includes long article on Staunton by Adrian Harvey, index for issues 9-16.) 4.00