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5386. --- JUST PUBLISHED CHESS PLAYER BOOK:: Rare and Unpublished Tournament book series No.131

. Tournaments of 1905 and 1906. Stapled booklet with plastic jacket; 43 pages; about 27 diagrams; many games with notes; cross tables; Hamburg 1905: 4 of the 6 games; Lodz April-May 1906: all 18 games; Rubinstein, Chigorin, Flamburg, Salwe. Bremen 1906: all 6 games.Lodz September 1906: 15 of 34 games. St Petersburg 1906: 12 of 24 games; Alapin, Chigorin, Evtifeev, Znosko-Borovsky. Munich 1906: 15 of 30 games; Nimzowitsch, Spielmann, E.Cohn, Przepiorka, Eljaschov, A Kürschner. SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES. £10.00


5393. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: LASKER (Emanuel): Editors: R.Forster, M.Negele, R.Tischbierek: Emanuel Lasker. Volume 1. Struggle and Victories. World Chess Champion for 27 Years.

Exzelsior Verlag, Berlin 2018. New hardback, dark blue cloth with gilt lettering. pp xiv,450, numerous fine photos, many rarely seen, good selection of annotated games. Includes biography, ancestors, family and childhood, Lasker in Great Britain, The American Views, Lasker and Mathematics, his Endgame studies and problems, his battles with Tarrasch, "Dominator" of the chess world, illustration sources, bibliography, general index. (A.) A splendid book with essays by leading experts, about a unique figure, whose intellectual horizon and ambitions went far beyond the 64 squares. The first of three volumes. £50.00


5385. ---- JUST PUBLISHED: Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 5: 1871-72.

Chess Player 2018. New p/b. 143pp., illustrations, over 110 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Why did George H. Mackenzie visit Chicago and Cleveland early in 1871? Which Russian player played several matches in New York in 1872? Why did the match between General Congdon and Captain Mackenzie have an unsatisfactory conclusion, and which club rose from the ashes in 1872? This book, with more than 110 games, features not only the story of the leading masters of the metropolis, but also of neglected players. Limited to 100 numbered copies. £19.95


5380. 1979-81. BBC Master Game. James, Barden & Hartston: The Master Game. Book 2.

BBC 1981. Large p/b, some cover wear o/w G. 159pp., photos. 41 annotated games from the last 3 series shown by the BBC, in which the players give a running commentary of their thoughts. (A.) £6.00


168. ALEKHINE (A.): My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923.

Bell 1928. Repr. (year after 1st). Original green cloth, gilt, VG, with scarce jacket (tape repair on front, abhrasion on spine). 267pp. 100 annotated games. Regarded as one of the best chess books ever written, for the brilliant games and annotations. £20.00


1978. Averbakh (Y.): Bishop Endings.

Batsford, 1977. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w (spine faded). 167pp. £10.00


1929. Averbakh (Y.): Bishop v Knight Endings.

Batsford, 1978. Repr. A little foxing o/w VG, d/w. 165pp. £10.00


4222. Averbakh (Y.): Knight Endings.

Batsford, 1977. 1st English Edn. VG, d/w. 133pp. This updated English translation was the most complete work on Knight endings at the time. £10.00


1085. Averbakh (Y.): Queen and Pawn Endings. Trans: K.P.Neat.

Batsford 1975. 1st English Edn. VG (no d/w.) 137pp. Includes many studies. The second volume of Averbakh's classic endgame series. £10.00


3715. Averbakh (Y.): Rook v. Minor Piece Endings. Trans: K.P.Neat.

Batsford 1978. 1st English Edn. VG,d/w. 162pp. Includes studies. The sixth volume of Averbakh's classic endgame series. £10.00


3026. Baird (Mrs.W.J.): The Twentieth Century Retractor, Chess Fantasies, and Letter Problems. Being a Selection of Three Hundred Problems. Enriched with Shakespearean Quotations.

Henry Sotheran, 1907. Only Edn. 4to (200 x 280mm), original maroon cloth, gilt, gilt edges, gold and floral endpapers, very slight edge wear, else a Very Good Copy, Half-title, frontispiece portrait, preface, 300+ problems printed 1 to-a-page in red and blue, with decorative ruled borders, followed by solutions at end, and farewell poem. LN 2577. A scarce and most attractively produced work. £480.00


5382. Bakcsi (G.): Ungarische Schachproblem Anthologie.

Corvina Kiado 1983. 1st German Edn. p/b, G. 350pp. 767 problems. Includes history of Hungarian chess composition from 1938 and the choicest problems. £15.00


5377. Basman (M.): Play the St.George.

Pergamon 1983. 1st Edn. Hardback, VG. 122pp. Includes many complete games. (A.) Black plays 1...a6 and 2...b5 (or 1...e6 followed by a6 and b5) as in the famous game Karpov - Miles, Skara1980. £10.00


5390. Berger (J.): Theorie und Praxis der Endspiele. Ein Handbuch fur Schachfreunde.

Leipzig 1890. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, cloth split on joints, head and foot of spine worn. pp viii, 416. Includes 550 positions, the majority being named studies. Small marginal notes and underlining by a previous owner throughout. LN 2181. £28.00


904. BIRD (H.E.) Robinson (R.E.): 1.P-KB4 (A Guide to Bird's Opening.) With a Foreword by R.J.Broadbent (British Champion 1948.)

Liverpool, n.d.(1948.) 1st Edn. Cloth, spine faded o/w G. Some ticks to games, mainly in pencil. Portrait, 146,vii,pp. 248 games with brief notes (many by Bird, Nimzowitsch and Tartakower.) Includes a short biography and portrait of Bird. £14.00


5376. Breuer (J.): Beispiele zur Ideengeschichte des Schachproblems.

Die Schwalbe, 1982. 1st Edn. Large hardback, green cloth, VG. 409pp. 1800 problems from all eras, index of ideas and themes and composers. £25.00


172. Chernev (I.): Practical Chess Endings.

Faber 1973. Repr. VG,d/w. 318pp. Comprises 300 end game studies of named famous composers. "Written with down-to-earth simplicity." £9.00


2768. Christmas Series No. 6. Pospisil (J.): Ceske Melodie. Ed: A.C.White & W.H.Thompson.

Potsdam, 1908. Original pink cloth, spine sunned o/w G. pp lxxviii, (1), 229. No Christmas slip. Hand-written list of corrections at end, also added to foot of relevant diagrams. 200 problems by Pospisil. Introductory essays in German and English. Christmas Series No.6. £80.00


1388. Christmas Series No.10. White (A.C.): The White Rooks.

Stroud 1910. Red cloth, VG. 210pp. Over 270 problems. Without Christmas slip. With bookplate of C.E.Kemp, problemist, judge of composition, and headmaster of Reading School. Christmas Series No.10. £70.00


1386. Christmas Series No.13. White (A.C.): Running the Gauntlet. A Study of the Capture of Pawns En Passant in Chess Problems.

Stroud, 1911. Red cloth, spine faded o/w VG. 269pp. 400 problems. Without Merry Christmas slip. A study of the capture of pawns en passant. Long introduction in English and German. Christmas Series No.13. £65.00


1530. Christmas Series No.16. White (A.C.): Sam Loyd and his Chess Problems.

Leeds, 1913. Tall 8vo, original purple cloth, spine and part of covers faded, endpapers browned as usual o/w G. Chess club stamp to title-page. Portrait, 471pp., errata slip. 718 of Loyd's problems, 30 of his brothers. With Merry Christmas slip. White was a great admirer of Loyd and this large work is a labour of love. Christmas Series No.16. £100.00


2403. Christmas Series No.19. White (A.C.): The White King.

Stroud 1914. Red cloth, spine slightly sunned, front endpaper removed o/w G. 212pp. 296 problems from 161 composers. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.19. £70.00


2732. Christmas Series No.22. Meredith (W.): 100 Chess Problems by William Meredith, 1835-1903. Edited by 100 Members of the Good Companion Chess Problem Club of Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Stroud, 1916. Red cloth, spine faded, patchy fading to covers, inside VG. Frontispiece, 224pp., 100 problems, each with commentary by other problemists, some with their portrait. With Christmas slip. A scarce title. Christmas Series No.22. £100.00


216. Christmas Series No.27. Henneberger (Dr.M.): Alpine Chess. A Collection of Problems by Swiss Composers. Ed: Hume & White.

Stroud 1921. Red cloth, spine faded o/w G. Portraits, 235pp. 214 problems. Without Christmas slip. Prize inscription from Noel Bonavia Hunt. Christmas Series No.27. £60.00


218. Christmas Series No.28. Hume (G.) & A.C.White.: The Good Companion Two-Mover.

Stroud 1922. Red cloth, larger squarish format, Spine faded o/w G. Many plates of problemists, xx,418pp. Without Merry Christmas slip. A selection of over 900 problems from the club's folders, presented in topical and thematic groups with text and index. One of the best volumes in the series. Christmas Series No.28. £80.00


1387. Christmas Series No.29. Havel (M.): Bohemian Garnets. A Collection of 500 Chess Problems by M.Havel. Edited by George Hume (and others.)

Stroud, 1923. Tall 8vo, red cloth, spine and covers faded o/w G. Without Christmas slip. Portrait, 222pp. Ink numbers below the small diagrams. Historical introduction of Dedrle. Havel was one of the greatest of the Bohemian composers. Christmas Series No.29. £65.00


835. Christmas Series No.30. Feast (F.B.) & A.C.White: Simple Two-Move Themes. Edited by G.Hume.

Stroud 1924. Red cloth, spine faded o/w VG. 218pp. 600 problems in all. Numbers in ink to top of each page. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.30. £60.00


217. Christmas Series No.31. Hume (G.): Changing Fashions: 150 Chess Problems. Ed: A.C.White.

Stroud 1925. Red cloth, spine faded, ink numbers next to diagrams, o/w G. Portrait, 208pp. 151 main problems, short story by Hume. Without Merry Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.31. £60.00


4940. Christmas Series No.33. F.Dedrle: Echo.

Prague 1927. Large 8vo, red cloth, spine faded, top joint with splits, foot of spine worn, internally good.. Portrait of White, pp lxv, 136. With Christmas slip. Introduction to Echo problems in Czech, English and German, 674 problems. Christmas Series No.33. £70.00


532. Christmas Series No.35. White (A.C.): The Properties of Castling. Ed: G.Hume.

Stroud 1928. Red cloth, gilt, VG. 129pp. 100 problems. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.35. £70.00


4939. Christmas Series No.36. F.Palatz & A.W.Mongredien: Antiform.

Berlin 1929. Large 8vo, red cloth, spine a bit faded, a little wear to head and foot o/w G. 252pp. 151 problems, text in English and German. With Christmas slip, errata leaf, and a listing of the series to date, nos.1-37. With bookplate of C.E.Kemp who was a problemist, judge of composition and headmaster of Reading School. Christmas Series No.36. £80.00


2653. Christmas Series No.37. SHINKMAN: Ed O.Wurzburg, A.C.White & G.Hume: The Golden Argosy: 600 Chess Problems by W.A.Shinkman.

Stroud, 1929. Large 8vo, Red cloth, spine faded o/w VG. 288pp. 672 problems with solutions at end, Appreciation of Shinkman. Without Merry Christmas slip. A worthy tribute to the great American composer. Includes a listing of the series to date, nos.1-37 (Four problems pasted onto the back of this page.). Christmas Series No.37. £80.00


2349. Christmas Series No.39. White (A.C.): Problems by My Friends. Ed: George Hume & L.H.Jokisch.

Stroud, 1931. Red cloth, spine sunned o/w G. Portraits, 251pp. 185 problems all contributed as part of a world-wide tribute to A.C.White on his 50th birthday. Numbers in ink above each diagram. Without Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.39. £65.00


1860. Christmas Series No.41. Keeble (J.): An English Bohemian: A Tribute to B.G.Laws. Edited by G.Hume.

Stroud, 1933. Red cloth, slightly sunned on spine and extreme edges o/w VG. 176pp., biography of Laws, 113 problems. Without Merry Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.41. £60.00


2350. Christmas Series No.42. Sola (P.): Suomi: A Collection of Problems by Finnish Composers. Ed: George Hume.

Stroud, 1934. Red cloth, spine sunned o/w VG. 141pp. 150 problems. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.42. £65.00


267. Christmas Series No.43. White (A.C.): Conspiracy: A Selection of Help-Mate Problems. Ed: G.Hume.

Stroud 1935. Red cloth, spine sunned o/w VG. 117pp. 100 help-mate problems. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.43. £60.00


533. Christmas Series No.44. White (A.C.): A Genius of the Two-Mover. A Selection of Problems by Comins Mansfield.

Stroud 1936. Red cloth, spine sunned o/w VG. 119pp. 113 problems. Without Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.44 (32nd and final year.) £70.00


5383. Culin (S.): Games of the Orient. Korea, China, Japan.

Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, 1958. 1st Edn thus. (Originally published in 1895 under the title "Korean Games..." etc.) Spine faded o/w G. 177pp., coloured frontispiece, 21 black & white plates, numerous text-illustrations. £15.00


5381. Eales (R.G.) & A.H.Williams: Alekhine's Defence.

Batsford 1973. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 140pp. £9.00


5374. Firth (A.): Chess-Nuts. A Series of Small Handbooks for Beginners and Social Chess Players. No.1 First Aid to Beginners. Part 1 For White. (All published.)

Letchworth Printers, Herts.,(1928). 1st Edn. Small limp cloth, G. 76pp. Scarce. Betts 14-8. LN 1488. £20.00


105. FISCHER. Burger (R.E.): The Chess of Bobby Fischer.

Chilton Book Co., US 1975. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (a little marked). 373pp. Numerous annotated games and part-games which illustrate Fischer's winning methods. £14.00


408. Fiske (W.): Chess Tales & Chess Miscellanies.

Longmans,Green 1912. 1st Edn. Original purple cloth, spine slightly faded, a good tight copy. Portrait, 12 plates, pp xiii,428. A collection of articles, many of which first appeared in "Chess Monthly" 1857-1860, which Fiske edited. A scarce work. LN 4376. £150.00


5391. Glinski (W.): First Theories of Hexagonal Chess.

Hexagonal Chess Publications, 1974. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 112pp. "Glinski came to Britain from Italy as a young Polish soldier in 1946. A keen chess player, at the age of 18 he conceived the idea of creating his version of Hexagonal chess and for over 35 years devoted his spare time to developing the ideal hexagonal board, perfecting the rules, and discovering the theories and variations which he proves in this book, extend far beyond those possible on the square board." £20.00


5392. Glinski (W.): Rules of Hexagonal Chess with Examples of First Openings.

Hexagonal Chess Publications, 1973. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 30pp. £10.00


2791. Gollon (J.): Chess Variations Ancient, Regional and Modern.

Charles E.Tuttle Co., 1974. Repr. p/b. VG. 233pp. Contains details of around 35 chess variant games. £8.00


16. Horowitz (A.): From Morphy to Fischer. A History of the World Chess Championship.

Batsford,1973. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 291pp., many games, some annotated, profiles of the world champions, interesting anecdotes. £8.00


1491. Howard (K.S.): Chess Problem Gems by Eight Eminent American Composers.

Dover, 1972. 1st. p/b. G. 102pp. 160 problems. £7.50


1064. Kasparian (G.M.): Sila Peshki.

Erevan, 1980. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards. VG. 352pp. 1338 endgame studies by various composers, from all eras. £10.00


1292. Klett (Philipp.): A Selection of Chess Problems. With a Solving Commentary by J.D.Beasley.

BCM 1978. Limited Edn. p/b. VG. 48pp. 51 problems. £8.00


1850. Kluver (H.): Faschingsschach der Welt.

Berlin, n.d.(1963) 1st. p/b. VG. 40pp. 44 problems, studies and a few games, with commentary. £8.00


5378. Kohtz (J.) & C.Kockelkorn: Das Indische Problem. Eine Schachstudie.

1903. (Facsimile reprint by Edition Olms, Zurich 1982.) VG, d/w. pp viii,176. 156 problems, of which 62 by the authors. A famous book by the founders of the so called New German style of problem composition. ALSO included is: Freiherr von Holzhausen, Logik und Zweckreinheit im neudeutschen Schachproblem. 1928. 114pp. 25 year Jubilee of the Indian Problem. £20.00


199. KORCHNOI (V.): Chess is My Life. Autobiography and Games. Trans: Ken Neat.

Batsford 1977. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 168pp. Substantial autobiography plus 72 games, a few annotated. (A.) £10.00


1193. Lee (F.J.) & G.H.D.Gossip: The Complete Chess Guide.

John Grant, Edinburgh, 1910. 4 parts in 1 volume, original red cloth, spine faded, covers a bit marked o/w G. pp 107,75,83,64. Includes 75 modern chess brilliancies, openings guide, and games played at odds. Originally published in 4 separate volumes. LN 1210. £12.00


585. Levenfish (G.) & V.Smyslov.: Rook Endings.

Batsford, 1975. 3rd impr. VG,d/w (a little dusty). 224pp. A comprehensive work. £12.00


1191. Mason (J.): The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice.

H.Cox 1896. 2nd Edn., Revised & Enlarged. Original cloth, gilt. G. Portrait, pp viii,324. £14.00


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

Davis-Poynter 1972. 1st Edn. G,d/w. 192pp. A selection of games, problems, studies, and reminiscences. Uncommon. £12.00


5373. Murray (H.J.R.): A History of Board-Games other than Chess.

Oxford University Pres 1952. 1st Edn. Dark blue cloth, endpapers spotted o/w VG. 267pp., text-illustrations. This book remains the primary reference source for modern historians. The first edition is quite scarce. £50.00


1324. Murray (H.J.R.): A History of Chess.

Oxford (University Press.) 1962. Reprinted from Corrected Sheets of the 1913 First Edition. Thick Royal 8vo, original dark blue cloth, gilt. VG, d/w (a little spotted). 900pp., 19 plates. A MONUMENTAL WORK. £60.00


1924. Niemeijer (Dr.M.): Boerenschroom.

(Wassenaar, 1965.) 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 47pp. 160 problems by various composers. £9.00


1898. Niemeijer (Dr.M.) Ed: Twee Zielen en Twee Gedachten. Lev Iljitsch Loschinskij & Jan Hartong.

Wassenaar, 1959. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 107pp. 100 problems from each of these famous composers. £10.00


717. NIMZOWITSCH (A.): The Praxis of My System. Illustrated by 109 Games from my Contests with many Illustrative Articles and Introductory Talks. A text-Book on Practical Chess.

Printing Craft 1936. 1st English Edn translated by J.Du Mont. Original cloth, spine faded o/w G. Portrait, 369pp. A few pen notes and pencil ticks. A classic work. £16.00


890. Pachman (L.): Complete Chess Strategy. Vol.1: Planning the Pieces.

Batsford 1975. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 168pp. Includes 81 complete games. £8.00


5388. Prokes (L.): Kniha Sachovych Studii.

Prague 1951. 1st Edn. Original cloth-backed boards, G. 232pp. Includes 623 studies. LN 2354. £14.00


512. Smullyan (R.): The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.

Hutchinson 1980. 1st. p/b. VG. 171pp. 50 tantalizing problems of chess detection. £7.00


3182. Sutherland (M.A.) & H.M.Lommer: 1234 Modern End-Game Studies. With Appendix containing 24 Additional Studies.

McKay, USA, n.d.(1938.) 1st US Edn. Dark blue cloth, lettering on spine faded, a little wear to head and foot, G. 383pp. Arranged systematically by pieces. £20.00


5028. Verney (Major G.H.): Chess Eccentricities.

Longmans, Green, London 1885. First Edition. Original boards with decorative chess piece and board designs printed in red and black, spine worn with loss, internally good. Frontispiece diagram for four-handed chess, pp xiv,196,(4) adverts, plates, some folding, for different variant chess games. Contains sections on Chess for four, three, and two players. Shorter sections on chess for six and eight players, and some "odds and ends of chess". Also correspondence resulting from the publication of the author's "Four Handed Chess" in 1881. A very scarce work. Betts 55-3. LN 4792. £150.00


4404. Vladimirov, Kofman & Umnov: Grossmeister Shakhmatnoj Kompozitsii.

Moscow 1980. 1st Edn. G. 304pp., illus., 438 problems by numerous composers, plus much extra material. £10.00


2628. White (A.C.): Sam Loyd and his Chess Problems.

Dover 1962 (Reprint of 1913 edn., with corrections) p/b, minor cover wear, G. Portrait, 471pp. Biography, 744 of Loyd's problems. £12.00