2563. : ***** THIS SECTION UPDATED 10 JUNE 2018 *****

RETURN TO HOME PAGE Tony Peterson, 15 Harbour View Park, Rope Walk, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5DQ, UK. Tel: 01903 730371. email: tony@chessbooks.co.uk 0.00


4146. ----: Awards in Problem Tourneys.

SEE MAGAZINE SECTION ON WEBSITE. . 0.00


2713. Archakov (V.M.): Grossmeisterskie kompozicii.

Kiev, 1985. 1st. p/b. VG. 192pp. 509 problems from all eras. 8.00


2591. Archakov (V.M.): V mire Shakhmatnoy kompozicii.

Volgograd 1980. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 191pp. 242 problems by various composers mainly from the 1960's & 70's. 8.00


4286. Averbakh (Y.) & I.Maizelis: Comprehensive Chess Endings. Vol.4 Pawn Endings.

Pergamon 1987. 1st English Edn. Large h/b, the front cover has a gash to the top joint area (about 4cm), but internally VG. 326pp. Includes 766 examples, many from studies. (A.) The second scarcest volume in the series. 20.00


4285. Averbakh (Y.) & N.Kopayev: Comprehensive Chess Endings. Vol.5 Rook Endings.

Pergamon 1987. 1st English Edn. Large hardback, slight foxing on fore edge o/w VG. 326pp. Includes 808 examples, many from studies. (A.) The final and scarcest volume in the series. 50.00


5337. Averbakh (Y.) & others: Comprehensive Chess Endings. Vol.1-5 COMPLETE SET. 1.Bishop Endings. Knight Endings. 2.Bishop v Knight, Rook v Minor Piece 3.Queen & Pawn, Q v Rook, Q v Minor Pieces. 4.Pawn Endings. 5.Rook Endings.

Ishi Press International, NY 2012-13. Reprint of Pergamon Edn. Translated from the second Russian edn. 5 vols, large size p/b's, Fine. Includes many examples from studies. (A.) The standard works on the endgame, which can be used as reference works or teaching aids. 75.00


4148. Averbakh (Y.), V.Chekhover & V.Henkin: Queen v. Rook / Minor Piece Endings. Trans: K.P.Neat.

Batsford 1978. 1st English Edn. VG. 174pp. Includes many studies. The seventh volume of Averbakh's classic endgame series. 10.00


4458. Bakcsi (G.) Ed: Uj Magyar Sakkfeladvany Antologia.

Sport Budapest 1979. G. 343pp., photos, 682 problems of Hungarian composers. Includes history of Hungarian chess composition from 1938 and the choicest problems. 14.00


122. Barnes (B.P.): Pick of the Best Chess Problems.

Elliot Right Way Books, 1983. Repr. p/b. G. 158pp. 200 two-move problems of named composers with solutions at end.. 4.00


2981. Beasley (John): Some Problems by Auguste d'Orville.

Publ.by the author, Harpenden 2005. 2nd Edn (corrected & enlarged). p/b. F. 32pp. Biography, selection of problems and index. 6.00


4719. Binnewirtz (R.J.): Ado Kraemer. Eine Biographische Skizze mit Zahlreichen Zugaben.

Nightrider, Germany 2012. New p/b. 288pp., illus., 261 problems, all known games, biography, various articles. Kraemer was a famous problem composer of the Logical New German problem school. Introduction in English, remainder in German. 24.00


4968. Blumenthal (O.): Schachminiaturen. Eine Problemsammlung. Erster Teil. Zweite Auflage.

Berlin & Leipzig 1921. Original printed wrappers, page edges partly unopened, paper loss at head and foot of spine o/w G. pp viii,147. 360 problems by various composers. LN 2552. 30.00


470. Bondarenko (F.S.): Sovremennye shakhmatnye etyud.

Kiev 1987. p/b. VG. 176pp. 378 studies. 8.00


3690. Bondarenko (F.S.): Triumf sovetskogo sachmatnogo etjuda.

Kiev, 1984. 1st. p/b. VG. 173pp. 352 endgame studies by Soviet composers from 1925-44. 10.00


969. Bouwmeester (H.): Modern End-Game Studies for the Chessplayer. Trans & Ed: H.Golombek.

Bell 1959. 1st English Edn. VG. 128pp. 101 studies (25 more than the Dutch edn.) 10.00


4179. Chernev (I.): Practical Chess Endings.

Dover 1969. Repr. p/b. G. 318pp. Comprises 300 end game studies of named famous composers. 6.00


1346. Christmas Series No. 9. White (A.C.): Knights and Bishops.

ACB, New York 1909. Original purple cloth, lettering gilt on cover but not on spine, VG. pp (vi),iv,111. 100 problems. Without Merry Christmas slip, 3 diagrams with handwritten chess move. A scarce early title. Christmas Series No.9. 140.00


214. Christmas Series No.11. White (A.C.): More White Rooks.

Stroud 1911. Original purple cloth, nice copy. 220pp. 400 problems. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.11. (Another copy: Spine slightly sunned o/w VG. With Christmas slip. 65.00) 70.00


215. Christmas Series No.26. Sim (M.) G.Hume & A.C.White.: D.J.Densmore and the Densmore Memorial Tourney 1918.

Stroud 1920. Red cloth, spine faded o/w G. 2 portraits. 239pp., biography of Densmore, review of his work, 50 of his problems, and 85 from the Memorial tourney. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.26. 65.00


1291. Christmas Series No.32. Weenink (H.): The Chess Problem. Edited by G.Hume & A.C.White.

Stroud 1926. Large 8vo, Red cloth, spine and cover edges sunned o/w G. 316,(1)pp. A classic work including the historical development of the chess problem, birds-eye view of problems themes, full index of composers with Birth-year Register, 30 rare photographs, 374 problems. With Christmas slip. Obituary of Weenink pasted to endpaper. Christmas Series No.32. 75.00


1287. Christmas Series No.38. White (A.C.) & G.Hume.: Valves and Bi-Valves.

Stroud 1930. Red cloth, spine faded, some fading and marking on covers o/w G. 176pp. 125 problems. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.38. 50.00


3153. Christmas Series No.40. Kipping (C.S.): The Chessmen Speak. Edited by George Hume.

Stroud, 1932. Red cloth, spine and cover edges sunned o/w G. Portrait, 180pp. 147 three-move problems by Kipping. Without Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.40. 50.00


4632. Dickins (A.): A Short History of Fairy Chess.

A.S.M.Dickins, Surrey 1975. Large p/b, stapled, G. 10 pages with double-column text. Revised and expanded summary of three lectures given to the British Chess Problem Society on April 6, 1972, April 7, 1972 and April 26, 1974. Limited to 250 copies. Includes many references to chess problem literature. 25.00


5244. Dombrovskis (A.): Saha Kompozicija Padomju Latvija.

Riga 1961. 1st Edn. Red hardback boards, VG. 158pp., 441 problems. Possibly signed by author on endpaper. 12.00


2610. DRAGOESCU. Petrovici (V.) & M.Stere: Radu Dragoescu.

Romanian, 2004. p/b. F. 150pp. 184 problems by Dragoescu, biography, photos, reproduction of 10 paintings by him. Limited Edn 100 copies. 20.00


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


5238. Feenstra Kuiper (Dr.P.): Het Half Pin Thema. Een terugblik op bet werk van de Good Companionsclub. WITH: Deel II. Voortzetting van de Ontwikkeling tot heden.

(Hilversum, 1947 & 1956.) 2 volumes, original wrappers, paper yellowed in first vol, some pen notes and ticks to second vol. pp 119, 96. 455 + 500 problems. LN 2913 (v.1), Kieler 6376. 28.00


2345. Goldschmeding (Drs.C.): Probleemcomponisten.

Nederlandse Bond van Probleemvrienden, 1976. p/b. VG. 47pp. 89 problems. 9.00


2071. Gurvich (A.S.): Etyudy.

Moscow, 1961. 1st Edn. G. 190pp. 70 of his studies, a long essay on the art of studies, and a further 69 examples. 12.00


5242. Guttmann (E.M.H.): Minimalprobleme.

W.Rau, Dusseldorf 1962. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 61pp., 200 problems by many composers. 10.00


535. Herbstman (A.O.): De Schaakstudie in Onze Dagen.

Lochem: De Tijdstroom, n.d.(1948). 1st Dutch Edn (translated from the 1937 Russian work.) Roy8vo. VG,d/w (slightly torn at head and foot), tape marks on endpapers. 171pp., 204 endgame studies. LN 2286. (With an 8pp index & errata in facsimile.) 20.00


1125. Herbstman (A.O.): Schaakpartij en Compositie.

Lochem, n.d.(1948) 1st Dutch Edn (translated from the Russian 1930 work.) Original wrappers. VG. 55pp., endgame studies and game positions. LN 2732. 18.00


895. Howard (K.S.): Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers.

Dover 1970. 1st. p/b, VG. 109pp. Includes sections on Loyd, Alain White, Klett, Shinkman, Havel, Kohtz, Heathcote etc. 155 problems. 8.00


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


1065. Kasparian (G.M.): 555 Etyudov-miniatyur.

Erevan, 1975. 1st Edn. G. 307pp. 555 endgame studies by various composers from all eras. 15.00


2588. Kasparian (G.M.): Etyudy.

Moscow, 1972. 1st Edn. p/b, back cover corner torn, wear foot of spine o/w G. 198pp. 269 endgame studies by Kasparian from 1928-1970. 8.00


2070. Kasparian (G.M.): Pozitsionnay Nichaya.

Moscow, 1962. p/b. G. 104pp. 214 endgame studies by Kasparian and others. 7.00


2711. Kasparian (G.M.): Zamechatelny etyudy.

Erevan 1982. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards, VG. Most pages yellowed. 328pp. 1062 endgame studies by various composers. 10.00


2655. Kazantsev (A.P.), R.M.Kofman & M.S.Liburkin: Sovetskii shakhmatny etyudy: Sbornik.

Moscow 1955. 1st Edn. Covers a little marked o/w G. Paper yellowed as usual. 463pp., illus., biographies, 650 studies of Soviet composers. 15.00


527. Klinke (A.): Das Schwarze Schnittpunktgefuge. Ein Leitfaden durch das Labyrinth einer der Wichtigsten Problemarten.

Deutschen Arbeiter-Schach-Bundes, 1924. 1st Edn. Original dark green cloth, VG. 191pp. 416 problems. With a prize label awarded to C.S.Kipping, 1927, on front pastedown. LN 2689. 35.00


4893. Kofman (R.) & E.Umnov: Shakhmatnych Zadach.

Moscow 1951. 1st Edn. Cloth-backed boards, one edge bumped o/w G. 342pp. Paper yellowed. Several hundred problems. 14.00


615. Korn (W.): American Chess Art. 250 Portraits of Endgame Study.

Pitman 1975. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 384pp. A major work on the subject. 18.00


5239. Kraemer (A.) & E.Zepler: Im Banne des Schachproblems. Ausgewahlte Schachaufgaben und Studien.

De Gruyter, Berlin 1951. 1st Edn. Original pictorial wrappers, back cover stained o/w G. 158pp., 222 problems. LN 2958. 15.00


629. Laws (B.G.): Chess Problems and How to Solve them.

Whitehead & Miller, Leeds 1923. 1st Edn. Blue limp cloth covers, spine a little worn o/w G. Stamp of Hastings Chess Club on title-page. Portrait, 152pp. A section on each type of problem plus 64 selected problems. 10.00


1375. Laws (B.G.): The Artistry of the Chess Problem with Special Reference to the Beauties of the Three & Four Mover.

Reprinted from BCM. Leeds, 1923. Original printed wrappers, some cover wear and page corners frayed. 20pp. LN 2680. 18.00


915. Laws (B.G.): The Two-Move Chess Problem.

Bell 1931. Original brown pictorial limp cloth, VG. pp viii, 116. Includes classes of problems, beauty or merit of solutions, construction, selected problems. "The Club Series." Not in LN catalogue. (1st Edn was 1890.) 12.00


797. Lipton (M.), R.Matthews & J.Rice: Chess Problems: Introduction to an Art.

Faber 1963. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 295pp. Includes 364 problems, sections on two-move, three-move, longer problems, fairy chess. 14.00


4545. LOYD. Ed: S.Pickard: The Puzzle King. Sam Loyd's Chess Problems and Selected Mathematical Puzzles.

Pickard & Son, US 1996. Large p/b. F. 238pp., introduction and brief biography, 710 problems with index of sources at end, 34 mathematical puzzles. (A.) 14.00


114. Mansfield (C.) & B.Harley.: The Modern Two-Move Chess Problem.

Museum Press 1958. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 157pp. 101 problems by Mansfield with introduction and commentary by Harley. 12.00


536. Marwitz (J.H.) & C.J.de Feijter: De Eindspelstudie.

Lochem: De Tijdstroom (1948). 1st Edn. Roy8vo, VG,d/w. 95pp. 100 selected endgame studies. LN 2344. 20.00


892. Morse (J.): Chess Problems: Tasks and Records.

Faber 1995. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG. 381pp. Over 800 mainly two-move problems, a systematic treatment of records, longer and less orthodox problems, length records etc., by some 350 different composers. 20.00


2583. Nadareishvili (G.A.): Izbrannye etyudy.

Tbilisi 1970. 1st Edn. G, d/w (torn at head of spine). Portrait, 332pp. About 230 studies, 100 by the author. Includes preface by Botvinnik. GM for chess compositions. 16.00


2586. Nadareishvili (G.A.): Izbrannye shakhmatny etyudy.

Moscow 1976. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 103pp. 125 studies by the author, plus appendix on the endgame Q v one or two pieces. GM for chess compositions. 7.00


4135. Niemeijer (M.): Nederland in Miniatuur.

Wassenaar 1972. p/b. VG. 36pp. 136 problems by Dutch composers. From library of Gerd Meyer. 10.00


367. Nunn (J.): Solving in Style.

Gambit 2002. Repr. p/b. VG. 238pp. "Designed to bridge the gap between over-the-board players and composers of chess problems and studies." 12.00


2608. PAULY. M.Stere: Wolfgang Pauly. Challenge of a Legacy. Provocarea unei mosteniri.

Romania, 2001. Hardback. F. 736pp., including many images of original documents, letters, photos etc., not published before. Biography, 1357 problems by Pauly, plus others, articles, correspondence between Pauly and T.R.Dawson (c.120pp). 50% text Romanian, remainder in English or German. An impressive book based on Pauly's original archives. 32.00


259. Rayner (J.): Chess Problems. Their Composition and Solution.

Allen & Unwin, 1959. Repr. p/b. G. 100pp. Includes 108 problems and chapters on composition and solving. 5.00


2424. Rice (J.): Chess Wizardry: The New ABC of Chess Problems.

Batsford, 1996. p/b. F. 352pp. (A.) New Edition of the classic work, thoroughly updated, including new themes and composers, and many of the best chess problems ever published. 12.00


472. Rice (J.M.), M.Lipton & B.Barnes.: The Two-Move Chess Problem. Tradition and Development. Some Essays on Selected Two-Move Themes.

Faber 1966. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 206pp. Includes 355 problems. 15.00


860. Roycroft (A.J.): Test Tube Chess. A Comprehensive Introduction to the Chess Endgame Study.

Faber 1972. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (a little edge-worn). 370pp. Includes 433 studies by numerous composers. 16.00


5197. Roycroft (John): EGEG.

Self-published, Sept,2016. EGEG is an autobiographical anthology embellished with three major independent contributions by John Beasley, David Blundell and Steffen Nielsen, but there are also two translations from the Russian of highly significant articles by Yuri Bazlov (Trends are all very well, but...), who is now a grandmaster of chess composition, and by soviet era eccentric author Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (The Drama of the Chessboard). Both translations are 'firsts'. A 398-page volume by 87-year-old lifelong studies addict John Roycroft. It is available in colour (postage included: UK 40; Europe 50) or black/white (UK 30; Europe 40) directly from the author. Edition size is limited. If you are interested I will forward your order to the author. 0.00


5032. Roycroft (John): Stinking Bishops.

Self-published 2014. p/b, ring bound, illustrated card covers. 83pp., many diagrams. "Stinking Bishops" is an experiment in symbiosis ...the computer with the human. The experiment probes the why and the how of a pair of related maximum length wins for the 7-man endgame rook, bishop and pawn vs rook and bishop.The length of the first endgame presented is 159 moves, the second is 184 moves. (Extract from Preface & Introduction.) 10.00


5133. Rueb (A.): De Schaakstudie. Vol.1-5 (All published.)

Gouda / Gravenhage 1949-1955. 5 volumes p/b, paper covers often loose, edges chipped. pp 70, 93, 48, 78, 112. Foxing to Vol.2. V.1,2 & 5 have loose index pages, but not present in V.3 & 4. Scarce work. LN 2346. Kieler Schachkatalog 5961. 50.00


1997. Russ (C.): Miniature Chess Problems from Many Countries. 400 Compositions with Solutions and Comments.

Heinemann 1981. 1st Edn. Blue cloth with silver lettering and decoration, VG. 262pp. (A.& D.) 15.00


4904. Speckmann (W.): An der Schwelle zur Miniatur. 66 Zweizuger mit 8 Steinen.

Speckmann, Hamm 1979. p/b. VG. 31pp. 66 studies by Speckmann. Presentation copy to A.J.Roycroft. 10.00


2251. Sutherland (M.A.) & H.M.Lommer: 1234 Modern End-Game Studies.

Dover, 1968. Reprint of 1938 edn with new preface and errata section. p/b. VG. 358pp. 8.00


2516. Troitzky (A.A.): 360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games.

Dover 1968. Repr. p/b, VG. 192pp. 360 endgame studies with Troitzky's annotations. 8.00


619. Troitzky (A.A.): Collection of Chess Studies.

Whitehead & Miller, Leeds 1937. 1st English Edn. Original green cloth, G, some foxing to edges, with a prize inscription on endpaper. Portrait, 264pp. 360 endgame studies, plus a supplement on the Theory of Two Knights Against Pawns, his most important contribution to the game. A classic work. 25.00


2581. Umnov (E.I.): Shakhmatnaja Zadacha XX Veka: 1901-1944.

Moscow 1966. 1st Edn. p/b, back cover torn with some loss o/w G. 176pp. 375 problems of famous composers. 8.00


921. Wallis (E.): 777 Chess Miniatures in Three. Introduction by P.H.Williams and Hints to Solvers by A.N.Brayshaw.

E.Wallis, Scarborough (1908). 1st Edn. Narrow 8vo, original brown cloth. G. pp (xl),272, errata slip. Text in English, French and German. LN 2590. 30.00


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

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


4771. Wenman (P.): Thirty End Games. By Horwitz.

The Mitre Press 1946 1st Edn. Very small p/b. G. 36pp. 5.00


1290. Whitworth (T.G.): Mattison's Chess Endgame Studies. Introduction by A.Hildebrand.

BCM Quarterly No.23, 1987. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 79pp. 60 studies and 6 games by the famous Latvian composer and player. (A.) 12.00


2524. Winkelman (B.F.): Modern Chess Endings.

McKay, Philadelphia 1933. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, slight fraying top of spine o/w VG. 243pp. Includes large section "Masters of the End-Game" and selected end-game studies. Presentation inscription from the author, 1937. Also inscribed by W.Ritson Morry. Quite scarce. LN 2274. 30.00


2589. Zelepukin (N.P.): Slovar Shakhmatnoy Kompozicii.

Kiev 1982. 1st Edn. VG. 206pp. A dictionary of problems, studies, composers etc. 8.00


2470. Zelepukin (N.P.), Y.G.Dorokhov, A.S.Kakovin & A.A.Tutlaiants: (Chess Compositions from Donbas (Ukraine). In Russian.)

Donbass, Donetsk 1969. VG. 192pp. 419 problems and studies. 12.00