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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


523. Christmas Series No.12. White (A.C.): First Steps in the Classification of Two-Movers.

Whitehead & Miller, Leeds, 1911. Original red printed wrappers, torn with some loss at foot of front cover and spine, internally good. Portrait, pp xi, 96. 150 problems. One of the scarcer titles. Christmas Series No.12. 100.00


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


2671. Christmas Series No.15. White (A.C.): The Theory of Pawn Promotion.

Stroud, 1912. Tall 8vo, dark red cloth, G. With label and occasional stamp of Glasgow Chess Club, some small pencil marks. (246)pp, errata slip at end. Without Christmas slip. Around 500 problems by numerous composers. Christmas Series No.15. 90.00


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


4343. Christmas Series No.20. White (A.C.): Tasks and Echoes. The Cumulative Principle in Problem Composition.

Stroud 1915. Maroon cloth, wear to spine, lettering no longer gilt o/w G. 223pp., introduction, 100 main problems plus 200 additional problems, by various composers. With Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.20. 80.00


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


1479. Christmas Series No.25. White (A.C.): Flights of Fancy in the Chess World. Ed: G.Hume.

Leeds, 1919. Large 8vo, red cloth, G. 158pp, plate. Without Christmas slip. With a list of titles for sale, nos.1-25. A reprint of light-hearted sketches, most carrying problems. Christmas Series No.25. 100.00


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


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


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


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


274. Christmas Series No.34. Dawson (T.R.) & W.Pauly.: Asymmetry.

Stroud 1927. Red cloth, spine and cover edges faded o/w G. 154pp. 100 problems with introduction and extensive notes. With Merry Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.34. 60.00


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


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


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


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


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


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


5372. Dufresne (J.): Sammlung leichterer Schachaufgaben. Vol.1-4.

Leipzig (1881-1887), 1898. 4 volumes, small 8vo, original brown cloth, spines with gilt decoration, VG. Hundreds of problems. Some pencil solutions in first volume. The fourth volume was by H.von Gottschall. Two further volumes were published in 1908 and 1926. LN 2450-51. 30.00


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


4942. Kling (J.): The Chess Euclid; A Collection of Two Hundred Chess Problems and End-Games. Composed by Herr Kling. Revised and Corrected by the Author.

H.Hurst & Co, London 1849. First Edition. Tall 8vo, rebound in brown cloth, G. Frontispiece, pp(iv)(vi), 214 problems printed two to a page, in red and blue, 26pp solutions at end, 16pp adverts (not chess). Includes a list of subscribers accounting for 149 copies. LN 2393. An attractively produced and scarce book. This copy with signature of W.Timbrell Pierce (author of problem books in late 19th C.) There are two handwritten indexes of a sort, there are neat notes in green ink to nearly all of the problems regarding where the problems have been published, and some observations and notes to solutions, which adds to the interest of the book. 200.00


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


1476. Rice (J.M.): An ABC of Chess Problems.

Faber, 1970. 1st Edn. Foxing on endpapers o/w VG, d/w. 349pp. A very good general work, including themes and terms, composing and solving. 10.00


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


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, slightly marked on back cover o/w VG. 262pp. (A.& D.) 15.00


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

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


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


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


5375. Sweeney (T.) & B.Barclay: Beauty is Where You Find it. Delights in the Chess Problem for Novice and Expert.

Pageant-Poseidon Ltd., NY 1972. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (some edge wear). 129pp. About 200 problems of all kinds by many well-known composers, including the authors. Includes discussion of the various types of problems. Scarce book. 40.00


414. Tattersall (C.E.C.) (Editor & Arranger): A Thousand End-Games.

BCM, Leeds, 1910-11. 1st Edn. 2 volumes, original blue cloth, gilt, VG. pp xii,211, xvi,200. 1000 positions, mainly studies by named composers, with solutions. LN 2218. WITH SIGNATURE OF (SIR) G.A.THOMAS ON ENDPAPER. Also some small neat notes possibly in his hand. 120.00


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


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


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 pinkish cloth (usually in blue) 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


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


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


620. Wood (B.H.): One Hundred Victorian Chess Problems.

Wayland, 1972. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (small edge tear). 128pp. Selected by Wood from the Illustrated London News between 1850 & 1890. 10.00


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