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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


5292. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.115

. Tournaments of 1918. All available games from Vienna Trebitsch 1917/128, Budapest (February) 1918, Scheveningen 1918, Arnhem 1918 and Kaschau 1918. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 79 pages; summary of the tournament books of 1918 and the unpublished tournaments of that year; approx. 90 games, many with notes; approximately 48 diagrams and 2 photos (from Kaschau); Vienna Trebitsch: 14 of the 24 games; Budapest: 11 of the 20 games; Scheveningen: 32 games and 1 position out of 66 games; Arnhem: 14 games and I position out of 15 games plus two additional games; Kaschau: approximately 33 games out of 66 plus one additional game; lots of small details not previously published. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £14.00


5293. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.116

. Schultz Memorial: Stockholm November 1919 by Peter Holmgren. This tournament has never been published before – it is NOT the 4-player tournament (Spielmann, Bogoljubow, Rubinstein and Reti) played in December 1919. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 51 pages; 21 diagrams; Bogoljubow won ahead of Spielmann, Reti, Nyholm, A.Olson, Jacobson and Löwenborg (who did not finish the event). Rubinstein intended to play but did not arrive in time. Almost all the 50 games, many with notes by Bogoljubow, Spielmann and particularly by Reti. Photos and articles on all the players, plus Schultz and Ludwig Collijn, pre-round summaries, 4 score sheets in the hand writing of Bogoljubow, Spielmann, Reti and Nyholm, 3 drawings; 2 additional games. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £12.00


5298. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.117

. Tournaments of 1926: All available games from Amsterdam (February) 1926; New York (Dimock) 1926; Utrecht (7th Netherlands Championship) 1926; Trencianske Teplice 1926; Chicago v London cable match 1926; Munich 1926. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 64 pages; summary of the tournament books of 1926 and the unpublished tournaments of that year; approx. 86 games, many with notes; approximately 47 diagrams. Amsterdam (February): 4 of the 5 games; New York (Dimock): (2 sections; Evans' Gambit and Sicilian Wing Gambit) 8 of the 12 games and 14 of the 42 games; Utrecht: all 66 games; Trencianske Teplice: 30 of the 45 games; Chicago v London (cable match): all 6 games; Munich: 9 of the 15 games. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £12.00


5299. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.118

. Tournaments of 1918 and 1919: All available games from London 1917/18 (City of London Chess Club Championship); Nijmegen 1918; 's-Hertogenbosch 1918; Amsterdam 1918; Budapest 1918/19; Stockholm (December) 1919.Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; approximately 79 games, many with notes; 68 pages; approximately 32 diagrams. London 1917/18: 25 of the 29 games; Nijmegen 1918: 5 of the 6 games; 's-Hertogenbosch 1918: 5 of the 6 games; Amsterdam 1918: all 12 games; Budapest 1918/19: famous as Schlechter’s last tournament – now known to have been completed in January 1919; 8 of the 20? Games; Stockholm (December) 1919: all of the 24 games with notes; a very strong tournament in which Rubinstein, Bogoljubow, Reti and Spielmann played each other 4 times; all games, all with notes by the players; not previously published in English. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £12.00


5279. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.111

. Tournaments of 1916 by A.J.Gillam. Amsterdam, April, 1916; Amsterdam, July/August, 1916; Budapest, September/October, 1916; Budapest, November/December, 1916; Arnhem 1916; Utrecht 1916; Vienna, Trebitsch Memorial, 1916/17. 68 pages; 7 cross tables; over 40 diagrams; nearly 100 games and positions, with notes where available; background information; several of these tournaments are rare and their cross tables do not appear in the published reference books. Stapled booklet on gold coloured paper, with plastic jacket. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £12.00


5288. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.113

. Tournaments of 1927. Amsterdam 1926/27; New York 1926/27; Amsterdam 1927; Warsaw 1927; Utrecht 1927; Nijmegen 1927; The Hague 1927; Mittweida 1927; The Hague/Rotterdam 1927; ‘s-Hertogenbosch 1927. 52 pages; summary of the tournament books of 1927 and the unpublished tournaments of that year; approx. 108 games, many with notes; 35 diagrams; Stapled booklet on gold coloured paper, with plastic jacket. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £11.00


5289. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.114

. Tournaments of 1917. The Hague (January) 1917; Amsterdam 1917; Budapest 1917; Scheveningen 1917; Havana 1917; Utrecht 1917; The Hague (December) 1917; Algemeen Handelsblad Correspondence Tournament 1917/18. 67 pages; summary of the tournament books of 1917 and the unpublished tournaments of that year; approx. 100 games, many with notes; 54 diagrams; Stapled booklet on gold coloured paper, with plastic jacket. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £12.00


5280. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK: SCHMIDT: Paul Felix Schmidt, by A.J.Gillam.

2017. Paperback; 229 pages; 29 cross tables; career record; brief biography; many diagrams and a few illustrations; 254 games and positions from 1931-1971 – all that we could find; many with notes, many by Schmidt; he was one of the strongest players in the world in the early 1940s with a retro-grading over 2600. (Note: This is not the book originally intended. That book, with a detailed historical background and family history, will not appear. The family and historical information will now be published separately by another publisher.) £20.00


5287. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: SCHMIDT (Paul Felix) by Eva Magacs & M.Negele: Paul Felix Schmidt - A Winning Formula.

Exzelsior Verlag, Edition Randstein, Berlin 2017. New hardback, blue cloth, silver lettering, d/w. 320pp., many photos, copies of documents, family tree, 12 selected games providing an insight into his commentary, career record, indexes. Provides a detailed historical background and family history, Many personal, previously undisclosed details about Paul Felix Schmidt can be found in that part of the biography that his daughter Eva Regina Magacs contributed. Schmidt was one of the strongest players in the world in the early 1940s with a retro-grading over 2600. The book is in both the English and German languages. £35.00


5303. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: BREYER. J.Adams: Gyula Breyer. The Chess Revolutionary. Compiled & Edited by Jimmy Adams. In Collaboration with Ivan Bottlik with translations from the Hungarian by Peter Szabo.

New In Chess 2017. New thick hardback, glazed pictorial boards. 876pp., photos, biography, 279 annotated by Breyer and others, amazing compositions, playing record, indexes. (A.) Breyer (1893-1921) was a highly successful and imaginative chess player, and a revolutionary in his chess thinking. Adams has constructed a mesmerizing biography covering Breyer's intense, unconventional and ultimately tragic life. £41.00


5300. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Vol.V. No.18.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 2017. New h/b. 591pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Early Career of F.D.Yates, third part (1908-1909) 80 pages, Walbrodt in Havana 1893; Biographies & games of Chigorin pt.4, Girolamo Tassinari, A.W.Donegan; Forgotten chess tournaments - History of the District of Columbia Chess Championships 1929-1938; Matches Mackenzie v Reichhelm for US Champ 1866, Two Intercity matches Brno v Vienna 1923; Great Chess Players series: Staunton, Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine, Capablanca, with unknown games, Continental Correspondence Tournament 1894-1898 Second Part; Women's Chess- Louisa Fagan Pt.2 1900, Chess Women Notes; Chess Miscellany Nos.426-450; Chess reviews on Walter Penn Shipley and Blackburne books; Corrections to Di Felice Chess Results Project Part 1; 363 games in all. Contributors: Fiala, Gillam, Zavatarelli, Pallier, Binnewirtz. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £30.00


5291. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: POLLOCK. Urcan (O.G.) & Hilbert (J.S.): W.H.K.Pollock. A Chess Biography with 523 Games.

McFarland, US 2017. New large hardback. 500pp., many illustrations, biography, 523 games, many annotated, appendices, bibliography and indices. (A.) This biography analyzes in great detail Pollock’s chess play, as well as his career and life in England, Ireland and America. His American years unveil even more about the American chess landscape during the first half of 1890s, one of the most interesting periods in American chess history. £55.00


5297. ---- NEW JOURNAL: Caissa. Journal of Chess and Board Game History.

2. Jahrgang No.1. Verlag Chaturanga, 2017. Large format. 86pp., illustrated throughout. Articles in German and English. A high quality journal of chess and board game history. List of contents can be sent on request. £15.00


2517. 1935 WARSAW. F.Reinfeld & H.M.Phillips: Book of the Warsaw 1935 International Chess Team Tournament.

Black Knight Press, New York 1936. 1st Edn. Original blue cloth, VG. 180pp. Results and selection of 133 annotated games. LN 5516. A scarce book. 1 USA 2 Sweden 3 Poland. SIGNED "Compliments of Fred Reinfeld and Harold M Phillips". Books signed by Reinfeld are surprisingly rare. £90.00


737. ALEKHINE (A.): On the Road to the World Championship 1923-1927.

Pergamon 1984. 1st English Edn. Large p/b, VG. 217pp. 100 annotated games, including the match with Capablanca. (A.) "First time this classic book has been available in English." £16.00


5290. Branch (W.S.): The History of Checkers from its Earliest Known Date - its Evolution and Growth. Specially Written for Pittsburg Leader, Oct.1911 - Apr.1912.

Transcribed by Ken Whyld, Gainsborough, 2003. Large format, slide binder, plastic cover, G. 40pp. Limited Edition of 40 numbered copies. A series of weekly articles first published in the "Pittsburg Leader". The checker editor comments that this "is the first complete and comprehensive history of draughts ever printed." Checkers is of course the American name for draughts. £20.00


4860. BRONSTEIN (D.): (200 Open Games) in Russian.

Moscow 1970. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards, VG. 248pp. Signed by Bronstein on title-page, dated 7.12.74. Inscription is partly crossed through. £50.00


2355. CAPABLANCA (J.) I.Chernev: Capablanca's Best Chess Endings.

Dover 1982. Repr. p/b. VG. 288pp. 60 complete annotated games and 60 endings. (A.) £10.00


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


63. Euwe (Dr.M.): Meet the Masters. The Modern Chess Champions and their Most Characteristic Games. With Annotations and Biographies.

Pitman 1945. 2nd Edn (slightly enlarged). G. 279pp., photos. Alekhine, Capablanca, Flohr, Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Fine, Keres, Euwe. (Also: 1st Edn. Pitman 1940. G, with scarce d/w torn with loss on corners, some pen marking. £10.00). £9.00


5278. Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Vol.V. No.17.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 2016. New h/b. 634pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Early Career of F.D.Yates, second part (1907-1908) 92 pages, Biographies & games of Chigorin pt.3, W.Maczuski, Forgotten chess tournaments - 10th District of Columbia Championship Tournament, Spring 1939; International Tournament of Graz 1890; Matches Dubois v Wyvill 1845-46; Euwe v Keres 1939-40; Staunton, Morphy, Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Steinitz etc., with unknown games, Continental Correspondence Tournament 1894-1898 First Part; Women's Chess- Louisa Fagan Pt.1 1899; Contents of QCH Vol.9-16; Chess research and miscellany, 1916 Rice Memorial Problem and Endgame Tournament 1916; 413 games in all. Contributors: Fiala, Gillam, Hilbert, Ansel, Zavatarelli, Bottlik, Pallier. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £28.00


4180. Howard (K.S.): The Enjoyment of Chess Problems.

Bell Publ, US 1951. 2nd Edn Revised. G. 222pp. Covers all the main terms and themes and illustrated by 200 of the author's own problems. Signed by C.S.Kipping on endpaper. £10.00


3833. LEONARD. J.S.Hilbert: The Tragic Life and Short Chess Career of James A.Leonard, 1841-1862. Foreword by Edward Winter.

McFarland, US 2014. Repr., soft cover edition. 213pp., biography, illustrations, 92 annotated games. Leonard was a brilliant young player viewed as a possible successor to Paul Morphy, and who died in the American Civil War. Includes good coverage of American chess in the eary 1860's. (A.) £23.00


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


1494. MORPHY. P.W.Sergeant: Morphy Gleanings.

Printing Craft, 1932. 1st Edn. Spine faded as usual o/w VG. Frontispiece portrait, 5 plates, 114pp. Some 50 annotated games, and much interesting biographical material. Scarce. £42.00


1596. Murray (H.J.R.): A History of Board-Games other than Chess.

Oxbow Books reprint of Oxford University Press edition of 1951. Fine,d/w. 267pp., text-illustrations. This book remains the primary reference source for modern historians. £20.00


1333. POLGARS. Cathy Forbes: The Polgar Sisters. Training or Genius?

Batsford 1992. 1st. p/b. VG. 178pp. Biography and 80 games. (A.) £8.00


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


247. Roche (W.L.) & A.F.Battersby.: Chess for the Rank and File.

Littlebury & Co.,Worcester 1947. 1st Edn. 76pp. Includes sections on endgames, combinations, general advice, and 30 correspondence chess games, including 9 which won D.V.Hooper the British Correspondence Championship. Quite scarce. £15.00


5302. SHIROV (A.): S.Soloviov: Shirov's One Hundred Wins.

Chess Stars Ltd., Bulgaria 2003. p/b, one corner crease o/w VG. 316pp., biography of his early years, interviews, photos, playing record, 100 annotated games. (A.) £15.00


5284. Tartakower (S.): The Hypermodern Game of Chess. (Translated by Jared Becker.)

Russell Enterprises, USA 2015. Large new p/b. 411pp., illustrations, 108 annotated games from 1914-1925. The first English language translation of Tartakower's highly acclaimed work "Die Hypermoderne Schachpartie" (2nd Edn, 1925). With an emphasis on opening theory, there are also essays on strategy, tactics, endings, history and other chess-related topics, all presented in Tartakower's wonderful writing style. (A.) £30.00


1432. Wenman (P.): One Hundred Remarkable Endings.

Leeds 1937. 1st Edn. p/b, blue covers, stapled, front cover splashed with tea o/w G. 109pp. 100 positions from named games. £7.00


1430. Wenman (P.): Thirty Chess Problems.

Leeds, 1945. 2nd Edn. very small p/b. VG. 33p. £5.00


2459. Whitaker (N.T.) & G.E.Hartleb: 365 Selected Endings. 365 Ausgewahlte Endspiele. With Bibliography of Endgame Books.

Heidelberg, 1960. 1st Edn. in English and German. p/b, G. Most from named studies, with solutions at end and bibliography of 300 books. Scarce title. £14.00


2059. Winter (W.): Chess for Match Players.

Lawrence & Wishart, 1936. 1st Edn. Black cloth, spine backed with brown plastic o/w G. Portrait of Winter, 328pp. A very good general work aimed at mid-range players. £6.00