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5346. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.127

. More tournaments of 1921 and 1922. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 51 pages; about 40 diagrams; most games with notes; cross tables; 5 Major Events: Kiel 1921: 14 of the 24 games; Bogoljubow, Brinckmann, Sämisch and Reti played each other 4 times. Triberg, July, 1921: 10 of the 20 games; Alekhine, Sämisch, Bogoljubow, Selesniev and Brinckmann played each other twice. Triberg, December, 1921: 16 of the 24 games; Rubinstein, Bogoljubow, Spielmann and Selesniev played each other 4 times. Petrograd v Moscow 1922: the first match between these cities after the 1917 revolution; All 22 games. Innsbruck 1922: 14 of the 17 games (15 in the tournament and 2 play-off games); Spielmann; Grünfeld, Carls, Müller, Kieninger and A.Wolf. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £12.00


5347. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.128

. Tournaments of 1935. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 65 pages; about 38 diagrams; many games with notes; cross tables; Stockholm 1935: 5 of the 12 games; Lundin, Stoltz, Stahlberg and Bergkvist. Manhattan CC v Marshall CC 1935: 5 of the 8 games. Amsterdam (March) 1935: 5 of the 6 games; Euwe, Van Den Bosch, Landau, Wackers. Brussels 1935: all 6 games; Jerochoff, Mieses, O'Kelly, L.Jung Barcelona 1935: article; all 45 games; Flohr, Koltanowski, Grob, G.Thomas, Reilly, and 5 Spanish players. Rosas 1935: article; 22 games + 4 parts of 45 games; Flohr, Koltanowski, Grob, Koblents, Reilly + 5 Spanish players. Luhacovice 1935: all 28 games; Opocensky, Rejfir, Pelikan, Fazekas, Foltys, Olexa, Zinner, Rohacek. Many of the games have notes. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £14.00


5339. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.123

. Tournaments of 1909. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 69 pages; about 37 diagrams; many games with notes; cross tables; Stockholm 1909: all 15 games with notes; Harburg 1909: 5 of the 6 games + 6 others; Munich 1909: about 21 games of 24; Leiden 1909: all 20 games, many with notes + 6 others; Zaandam 1909: 4 of 6 games + 1 other;Berlin (Café Colosseum) 1909: 7 games of 12; Vilnius 1909: 15 games + the openings of 2 more games (of the 45 games played). SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £14.00


5340. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.126

. Tournaments of 1922. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 43 pages; about 31 diagrams; many games with notes; cross tables; Scheveningen Silver Cup 1922: 11 of the 18 games; Germany v Sweden 1922: all 24 games; Manhattan v Buenos Aires 1922: cable match; all 6 games; Mannheim 1922: Saragossa Opening tournament; 4 of the 6 games; Germany v Netherlands 1922: all 24 games; New York 1922: Reshevsky's first tournament; 13 of the 15 games and a rare article;Italy v Switzerland 1922: 19 of the 24 games; SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £10.00


5341. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: Harding (Tim): British Chess Literature to 1914. A Handbook for Historians.

McFarland, USA ,2018. New large p/b. 393pp. Includes c.50 photos, 18 games, appendices, notes, bibliography. The growing popularity of chess in Victorian Britain was reflected in an increasingly competitive market of books and periodicals aimed at players from beginner to expert. The author combines new information about the early history of the game with advice for researchers into chess history and traces the further development of chess literature well into the 20th century. Topics include today’s leading chess libraries and the use of digitized chess texts and research on the Web. Special attention is given to the columns that appeared in newspapers (national and provincial) and magazines from 1813 onwards. These articles, usually weekly, provide a wealth of information on early chess, much of which is not to be found elsewhere. The lengthy first appendix, an A to Z of almost 600 chess columns, constitutes a detailed research aid. Other appendices include corrections and supplements to standard works of reference on chess. £38.00


5355. -----: The Year Book of Chess, 1913. Edited by E.A.Michell.

F.Hollings, 1914. Original red cloth, spine and edge faded. 290pp. Covers the leading events of the previous year in detail, with results, many selected annotated games, statistics, problem section, chess club directory, game and opening indexes etc. £20.00


973. 1851 LONDON & STAUNTON - ST.AMANT MATCH 1843.: Das Schachturnier zu London im Jahre 1851 und der Schachkampf 1843 zwischen Staunton und St.Amant.

1983 Olms reprint of original 1852 & 1844 editions. F, d/w. 152, 80pp. £20.00


659. 1851 LONDON. Staunton (H.): The Chess Tournament London 1851.

Batsford Chess Classics 1986. Facsimile reprint of 1852 1st Edn. Maroon cloth, gilt, VG,d/w. pp lxci, 377. The First International Chess Tournament, won by Adolf Anderssen. £25.00


4585. 1862 DUSSELDORF + 1863. Lange (M.) Ed: Jahrbuch des Westdeutschen Schachbundes. 1862 + 1863.

Leipzig, 1862-63. Reprint by Edition Olms, Zurich 1984. 2 works in 1 volume, F,d/w. pp 148,66. Includes 125 games, many by Lange and W.Paulsen, and games and reports of the chess congresses in Dusseldorf 1862 & 1863. £20.00


4673. 1871 CREFELD 1876 DUSSELDORF 1877 KOLN 1878 FRANKFURT. J.Minckwitz: Die Schachkongresse zu Crefeld 1871, Dusseldorf 1876, Koln 1877, Frankfurt a.M. 1878.

(Reprint of 1874 and 1879 books.) Edition Olms, Zurich 1985. VG,d/w. pp 50, 178. Together 128 games. Top players included Anderssen, Paulsen and Zukertort. £20.00


2667. 1879 LEIPZIG, 1881 BERLIN, 1883 NURNBERG. E.Schallopp: Der Erste, Zweite und Dritte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes.

Olms Reprint, Zurich 1979. 3 works in 1 volume. VG, d/w torn on front edge. pp 228,302,158. Numerous games and problems. £25.00


2176. 1882 VIENNA. C.M.Bijl: Das II. Internationale Schachmeisterturnier Wien 1882.

Edition Olms, Zurich 1984. Back cover slightly bowed o/w VG, d/w. 434pp. 308 annotated games. 1-2 Steinitz, Winawer 3 Mason. Unusually for Olms this is an original book of this marathon 34 round tournament, rather than a reprint. £22.00


3944. 1885 HAMBURG, 1887 FRANKFURT. Bardeleben, Gottshall, Mieses & Minckwitz.: Der 4 und 5 Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes.

Olms reprint of original tournament books, Zurich 1982. 2 works in 1 volume. VG, d/w. pp 256, 288. Includes all games. £25.00


2941. 1889 BRESLAU, 1892 DRESDEN, 1893 KIEL. Gottshall, Lipke & Mieses: Der 6, 7 und 8 Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes.

Olms reprint of original tournament books, Zurich 1983. 3 works in 1 volume. VG, d/w. pp 287, 272, 60. Includes all games. £25.00


5345. 1895 HASTINGS. E.Schallopp: Das Internationale Schachturnier zu Hastings im August - September 1895.

Leipzig 1896. Edition Olms facsimile reprint, 1980. VG,d/w. pp viii,339,(1). 240 games, most with notes. 1.Pillsbury 2.Chigorin 3.Lasker. £20.00


474. 1896 NURNBERG. Tarrasch (S.) & C.Schroder: Das Internationale Schachturnier des Schachclubs Nurnberg im Juli-Aug.1896.

BCM Classic Reprint, 1974, of original tournament book. p/b. VG. Portrait of Lasker, pp xxx,294. 171 games. 1.Lasker 2.Maroczy 3-4 Pillsbury & Tarrasch. £14.00


1680. 1900 MUNICH / 1902 HANNOVER: Der Zwolfte und Dreizehnte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes.

Olms 1983 Reprint of the original editions. VG, d/w. pp 180 & 204. Munich with 181 games - 1-3 Maroczy, Pillsbury, Schlecter. Hannover with 308 games including Pillsbury's blindfold simultaneous display. A world class tournament- 1.Janowski 2.Pillsbury 3.Atkins. £24.00


4573. 1904 COBURG + 1906 NURNBERG. Schellenber, Schlechter & G.Marco; Tarrasch & Schenzel: Der Vierzehnte und Funfzehnte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes.

Olms Reprint, Zurich 1984. 2 vols in 1, F,d/w . pp 144,278. Coburg: 153 games, 81 from the Master tournament. 1-3= v.Bardeleben, Schlechter & Swiderski. Nurnberg: 138 annotated games, a few from other groups. 1 Marshall 2 Duras 3-4 Forgacs, Schlechter. £22.00


2627. 1905 BARMEN. G.Marco: Der Internationale Schachkongress des Barmer Schachvereins 1905.

Olms Reprint, Zurich 1984. Thick hardback, VG,d/w. 628pp., illustrations. 500 games, most annotated, from a number of tournaments, the top one 1-2 Janowski, Maroczy 3 Marshall. A huge tournament book! £28.00


2668. 1908 DUSSELDORF, 1910 HAMBURG, 1912 BRESLAU: Der Sechzehnte, Siebzehnte und Achtzehnte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes.

Olms Reprint, Zurich 1984. 3 works in 1 volume. Thick hardback, VG, d/w. pp 177,222,202. Includes all games, some annotated. All very strong events with victories for Marshall, Schlechter and Rubinstein/Duras. £20.00


2419. 1911 Karlsbad. Dr.M.Vidmar: Das Zweite Internationale Schachturnier in Karlsbad 1911.

BCM Classic Reprint No.9, n.d.(1970) 2 volumes, p/b's. G. Each 192pp. 325 games with brief notes (in German). 1 Teichmann 2-3 Rubinstein, Schlecter. 25 rounds! £24.00


355. 1922 LONDON. Watts (W.H.) Ed.: The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1922. Containing all the Games...with Original and Quoted Annotations by Geza Maroczy.

Printing Craft 1923. 1st Edn. Original purple cloth, G. 137pp., nice portrait plates of the 16 players, 125 games. 1.Capablanca 2.Alekhine 3.Vidmar. £40.00


819. 1930 HAMBURG.: Die Schacholympiade von Hamburg. Errinerungen an die Landerkampfe der FIDE 1930.

BCM Classic Reprint No.14, 1973. VG p/b. 156pp. 150 games. 1 Poland 2 Hungary 3 Germany. £12.00


288. 1941 LENINGRAD-MOSCOW. Botvinnik (M.): Championship Chess. Match Tournament for the Absolute Chess Championship of the U.S.S.R.

MacGibbon & Kee 1950. 1st English Edn. G,d/w (slightly torn at top). 186pp. 60 annotated games. 1.Botvinnik 2.Keres 3.Smyslov. £20.00


477. 1946 GB v USSR. Klein (E.) & W.Winter: The Anglo-Soviet Radio Chess Match.

Pitman 1947. 1st Edn. VG (with a d/w torn in two pieces), 119pp., illus. 12 board double-round match won 18-6 by the Soviets. An attractive little book with biographies of the players, background information on the match, the 24 games annotated by Klein, theoretical review. £25.00


594. 1948-49 NEW YORK. Kmoch (H.): The Book of the International Chess Tournament held at the Manhattan Chess Club.

A.S.Pinkus,NY 1950. 1st Edn. Original dark maroon cloth, G. 130pp. 45 games, photos. 1.Fine 2.Najdorf 3-4 Euwe, Pilnik. £30.00


868. 1954-55 NEW YORK. Evans (L.): Trophy Chess. An Account of the Lessing Rosenwald Tournament, New York, 1954-5.

Scribner's, NY 1956. 1st Edn. VG. Prize label on endpaper. 116pp. 30 games annotated by Evans. 1.Reshevsky 2.Evans. £20.00


84. 1972 FISCHER-SPASSKY. Fine (R.): Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World's Chess Championship.

Bell 1975. 1st UK Edn. VG, red d/w. 294pp. The psychology and tactics of the match, 21 annotated games. £15.00


4163. 1978 KARPOV - KORCHNOI. E.B.Edmondson & M.Tal: Chess Scandals. The 1978 World Chess Championship.

Pergamon 1981. 1st Edn. Hardback, spine faded o/w VG. 234pp., photos, 32 games annotated by Tal, who was Karpov's second. A frank and revealing account of this controversial match by Edmondson, who was Secretary of the Match Jury. (A.) A scarce book. £25.00


522. 1978 KARPOV - KORCHNOI. Tal (M.) & D.Bjelica: Report from Baguio.

Belgrade 1979. 1st Edn. VG, d/w sellotaped to covers. 272pp., photos, 32 games annotated by Tal. Karpov won 6-5 on wins. A detailed work with much background information, interviews etc. (A.) £25.00


1188. 1978/1981 KARPOV - KORCHNOI. Karpov & Baturinsky: From Baguio to Merano. The World Championship Matches.

Pergamon 1986. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 109pp. No games, but a detailed account of the two acrimonious matches from the Soviet and Karpov's points of view, also revealing his methods of preparation. £8.00


381. 1979 MONTREAL. Tal, Chepizhny & Roshal.: Tournament of Stars.

Pergamon 1980. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. Photos, 204pp. 90 games, many annotated in great depth. (A.) One of the strongest tournaments, won by Karpov and Tal, and including interviews with both. £15.00


5350. 1980 ADELAIDE. (Australian Championship.) Rogers (Ian): Australian Chess into the Eighties.

Sun Books, Melbourne, 1981. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 168pp., photos. Selection of 50 annotated games. Ian Rogers was the clear winner of this open Swiss tournament. £12.00


4017. ALEKHINE (A.): Deux Cents Parties d'Echecs (1908-1927).

BCM Classic Reprint No.13. 1973/79. Reprint of original 1936 French edition. 2 volumes, p/b's, slight damage on one rear cover o/w G. 488pp in all. 200 annotated games. Scarce title. £25.00


975. Behrends (R.): Kunstlerische Schachfiguren aus zehn Jahrhunderten.

Insel verlag, Leipzig 1963. Pictorial boards. VG. 67pp., including 45 plates of chesspieces. £30.00


793. Bird (H.E.): Chess History and Reminiscences.

Dean & Son. n.d.(1893) 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, gilt, VG. Portrait, pp xxiv, 138. LN 236. Includes sections on the origin of chess, the middle ages, the 19th century (chess clubs, chess masters), blindfold chess, habits and idiosyncracies of chess players. £80.00


1307. Boehlen (Dr.Ernst) (Collection): Schach: Kultur - Kunst - Philosophie. Figuren und Spiele vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart.

Ausstellung der Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt 1988. Large format catalogue. F. 69pp, illustrating and describing 84 exhibits, nearly all chess sets, plus historical essay. Signed by the author. £25.00


4766. BOLOGAN (V.): Victor Bologan Selected Games 1985-2004. Foreword by Garry Kasparov.

Russell Ent., USA 2007. p/b. F. 236pp., biography, photos, 52 annotated games. (A.) £14.00


2730. BOTVINNIK (M.): Achieving the Aim.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. Hardback, VG. 226pp., photos. Autobiography, including his work in the field of computer chess, plus 9 selected games. A scarce book. (A.) £30.00


78. BRONSTEIN (D.): 200 Open Games.

Batsford 1974. 1st English Edn., VG,d/w (small label foot of spine). 240pp. All games opening 1.P-K4,P-K4, each with an introduction. £12.00


2942. Cafferty (B.) & M.Taimanov: The Soviet Championships.

Cadogan, 1998. VG, d/w. 224pp., photos. The 58 Soviet Championships from 1920 to 1991, each with crosstable, introduction and one or two of the best games annotated by Taimanov. (A.) "The definitive record." £18.00


327. CHAROUSEK. Sergeant (P.W.): Charousek's Games of Chess.

Bell 1919. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, small white number on spine, club stamp on endpaper, G. Portrait, 221pp., biography, 146 annotated games. A scarce work. £28.00


641. Cunnington (E.E.): The Modern Chess Primer.

Routledge 1899. First Edn. Original purple cloth. G. pp xi,356, adverts. Includes some games and endings with notes, problems, early chess, literature, the British Chess Code. LN 1152. £18.00


5335. EG (Endgame study periodical): Ed: John Roycroft.

London, June 1978 - Nov 1987. No.51 (Vol.4) to 102 pt 2 (Vol.6). 50 issues, stapled booklets, VG. pp 492, 544, 1000. Contains hundreds of studies. Note: Lacking issue nos.84,94,99. No.102 pt 2 was the last produced by John Roycroft. It was then continued by the Dutch endgame study group ARVES. £60.00


2597. Euwe (M.) & W.Meiden.: Chess Master and Grandmaster.

Allen & Unwin 1978. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 367pp. 25 annotated games played between masters and grandmasters between 1970 & 1975, "revealing the reason for each significant move." £12.00


2095. Fine (R.) Ed: The World's Great Chess Games.

Deutsch, 1952. 1st Edn. G. 287pp. Numerous annotated games and anecdotes about the players, from Philidor through to 1951. £12.00


79. FISCHER. Levy (D.): How Fischer Plays Chess.

Fontana/Collins, 1975. p/b. Paper yellowed o/w VG.160pp., photos, 65 annotated games. (Also: Hardback, VG,d/w. Collins, 1975. 1st Edn. £14.00 ) £7.00


834. FISCHER. Hays (Lou): Bobby Fischer. Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion.

Hays, Texas, repr. 1995. Large p/b, VG. 288pp. 1043 games, some with brief notes, full playing record and indexes. (A.) £15.00


1439. Harley (B.): Chess and its Stars.

Leeds, 1936. 1st Edn. Blue cloth, G. 161pp., plates. Includes chapters on Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Bonar Law, the Gambit chess cafe, blindfold chess, other articles, some games. £14.00


3648. Kasparov (G.) with D.Plisetsky: My Great Predecessors. Part 1.

Everyman 2003. Repr. Large hardback, F,d/w. Numerous games annotated by Kasparov of the best games of previous World Champions from Steinitz to Alekhine. (A.) £20.00


402. Kasparov (G.) with D.Plisetsky: My Great Predecessors. Parts 1-5.

Everyman 2003-6. 1st Edns. 5 volumes, large red hardbacks, silver lettering on spines, VG, d/w's. Numerous games annotated by Kasparov of the best games of previous World Champions from Steinitz to Fischer, with his opinions of their play and historical background. (A.) £80.00


732. Katz (E.): History of Chessmen.

Hugh Evelyn Ltd.,1963. 1st Edn. p/b, glazed photo cover, VG. 38pp on the history of chess, 23 plates illustrating 42 chess sets. Scarce, and appears to have been published privately. £40.00


5349. Lauterbach (W.): Schach-Chronik 1984.

Heidelberg, 1985. p/b. VG. 115pp., tournament results from 1984, crosstables, some annotated games, studies, positions. £10.00


683. Levy (D.): Learn Chess from the World Champions.

Pergamon 1984. Repr. p/b, VG. 206pp. A collection of writings by world champions from Philidor to Karpov, plus 34 games annotated by them. £12.00


249. Mieses (J.): Manual of the End-Game.

Bell 1947. 1st Edn. G. 70pp. Includes 15 end games from master chess. £6.00


239. Montgomerie (J.): The Quiet Game.

Davis-Poynter 1972. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 192pp. A selection of games, problems, studies, and reminiscences. Uncommon. £14.00


2961. Muller (K.) & F.Lamprecht: Secrets of Pawn Endings.

Everyman 2000. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 288pp. A comprehensive and well regarded work. (A.) £15.00


573. Nunn (J.): Tactical Chess Endings.

Allen & Unwin 1981. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 204pp. Around 134 endings mostly from actual games, grouped by themes. (A.) £12.00


2142. Pardon (G.F.): A Handbook of Chess.

Routledge, London/New York (preface dated 1863). (3rd Edn.) 12mo (90 x 140mm), contemporary dark purple leather, G. 96pp. Some foxing. LN 868. £20.00


3107. Philidor (A.D.) Ed: W.S.Kenny.: Analysis of the Game of Chess. Translated from the Last French Edition, and Further Illustrated with Notes, by W.S.Kenny.

T.& J.Allman, London 1819. 1st Kenny Edn. Contemporary half calf, covers and edges rubbed, o/w G. Engraved portrait of Philidor, pp xvi, engraved plate, 264, many engraved diagrams in text. Plates spotted. LN 493. £140.00


2758. POLUGAEVSKY (L.): Grandmaster Performance. Trans: K.Neat,

Pergamon 1984. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, G. 180pp. 64 of his best games, well annotated, plus related essays. (A.) £14.00


345. POLUGAEVSKY (L.): Grandmaster Preparation. Trans: Ken Neat.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. Large hardback. VG. 240pp. (A.) "Describes his highly personal approach to chess based on meticulous practice." Many games deeply annotated, and a large section on the development of his favourite Sicilian defence variation. The hardback is scarce. £24.00


3319. Pozzi (R.): The Mongolian Chess Sets Reflecting the Nomadic Culture of the Steppes.

Published for Chess Collectors International 10th Biennial Convention, Philadelphia 2002. Printed Como, Italy 2002. p/b. VG. 46pp., illustrated in colour. Text in English and Italian. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. £20.00


65. RETI. Golombek (H.): Reti's Best Games of Chess.

Bell 1954. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (worn on spine). 173pp., biography, 70 annotated games, 15 endgame studies. £15.00


26. Saidy (A.) & N.Lessing.: The World of Chess.

Ridge Press/Collins, 1974. 1st Edn. Large format. VG, d/w. 252pp., "beautifully illustrated with more than 200 paintings, prints, and photographs, many never before published, and 72 pages in full colour." £15.00


2080. SANAKOEV (G.): World Champion at the Third Attempt.

Gambit, 1999. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 256pp. 59 annotated games of a Correspondence World Champion, including biographical details and general chess wisdom. £12.00


5354. Silman (J.): Silman's Complete Endgame Course from Beginner to Master.

Siles Press, US 2007. 1st Edn. Large thick p/b. VG. 530pp. Includes test positions, and section "Five Greatest Endgame Players of All Time." The chapters are arranged according to rating groups so players can advance gradually. (A.) £20.00


1049. Soltis (A.): The Younger School of Soviet Chess.

Bell 1976. 1st Edn. VG, d/w with small edge tears. 253pp. Numerous games, including sections on Balashov, Karpov, Vaganian, Belyavsky, Gulko, Romanishin, Podgaets. £14.00


646. Speelman (J.): Best Chess Games 1970-80.

Allen & Unwin 1982. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. Paper slightly yellow. 328pp. 47games annotated in depth (not his own.) (A.) £10.00


1218. Speelman, Tisdall & Wade: Batsford Chess Endings.

1993. 1st Edn. Large p/b, covers creased o/w G. 448pp. (A.) £12.00


3031. Suetin (A.): Three Steps to Chess Mastery. Translated by K.Neat.

Pergamon 1988. Repr. Large p/b, VG. 192pp. A very practical book aimed at the more advanced player. (A.) £10.00


344. SZABO (L.): My Best Games of Chess.

Pergamon 1986. 1st English Edn. Large format hardback. VG. 209pp., biography, playing record, 124 games, most annotated. (A.) £16.00


2430. TAL (M.): The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal.

Cadogan 1997. 1st Algebraic Edn., with corrections. Thick p/b, VG. 496pp., biography, 100 games annotated by Tal himself, including anecdotes. "Quite probably the greatest chess book ever written" - M.Chandler. £16.00


3570. TAL (M.) & I.Damsky: Attack with Mikhail Tal. Trans & Ed: K.Neat.

Cadogan 1994. 1st English Edn. p/b. G. 183pp., numerous positions and games in which Tal shows how to unleash devastating attacks, quite a few from his own games, including 36 test positions. (A.) £11.00


207. Tal (M.) & V.Khenkin.: Tal's Winning Chess Combinations. Translated from the Russian by H.W.Russell.

Routledge 1980. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 409pp. Tal examines more than 200 mating combinations (not his own) arranged by number and types of pieces involved. 271 examples to solve yourself are also given. £30.00


1580. TAL. B.Cafferty: Tal's 100 Best Games 1961-1973.

Batsford, 1975. 1st Edn. G, d/w (jacket slightly marked) 251pp., biography, interview, 100 annotated games. £12.00


2427. TAL. Soltis (A.): Tal the Magnificent.

Chess Digest, US 1990. 1st. p/b. VG. 202pp. Biography and 30 annotated games. (A.) £10.00


2165. TAL. Thomas (H.): Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-59, 60-66, 67-73.

Batsford 1979-80. 3 vol set, p/b's. 1st Edn. Paper in first vol yellow as usual o/w G. 184,158, 188pp. (A.) £22.00


5348. TROEGER (Dr. P.): Mein Schach-Lesebuch. Kommentare, Glossen, Portraits, Partien.

Bamberger Schachverlag 1983. 1st Edn. p/b. VG.93pp., photos, a few games and positions. A collection of essays and reminiscences by a prominent post war German master. £12.00


266. Wade (R.G.): Soviet Chess.

Neville Spearman 1968. 1st Edn. G. Some red biro circling on opening names. Includes a typed index of openings.. 288pp. A good reference work including over 120 games, biographical material, tournament tables, modern study composers, problems etc.. £14.00


228. Walker (G.): A New Treatise on Chess.

Sherwood,Gilbert & Piper, 1841. 3rd Edition. Original green cloth, VG. Frontispiece (spotted as usual), pp xvi, 296, 24 adverts. Last few pages partly unopened. Includes the useful 36 page Bibliographical Catalogue. LN 667. £80.00


4987. Walker (G.): Chess and Chess-Players: Consisting of Original Stories and Sketches.

Charles J.Skeet, 1850. 1st Edn. Original red decorative cloth, gilt, rebacked, VG. pp viii,384,advert leaf. LN 4624. A Scarce book. A collection of essays first published in various magazines and journals, including the Chess Automaton, Deschapelles, blindfold chess, Cafe de la Regence, Ruy Lopez, a Game of Chess with Napoleon, Vincenzio the Venetian, Battles of La Bourdonnais and McDonnell. £260.00