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4944. --- JUST PUBLISHED: Peter J.Monte: The Classical Era of Modern Chess,

McFarland, USA 2014. Large hardback. 594pp., text-illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. A valuable contribution to chess history covering the period from Lucena (1497) to Greco (early 1600's), including chapters on the Lucena MS, Gottingen MS, Damiano, Ruy Lopez, Polerio, Gianutio, Salvio, Carrera and Greco. Includes the rules of the game and their changes, and a major presentation of all opening variations and games as recorded by the classical authors. £45.00


4895. --- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: Townsend (John): Historical Notes on Some Chess Players.

Self published, 2014. New hardback, green cloth, gilt lettered. 146pp. A collection of biographical notes on some British chess personalities of the 19th Century, some are covered briefly, others in detail. The book is extensively researched and is based on new historical material. Source references are given, and an index of names. Includes three illustrative games, one problem, four diagrams. The final chapter is an update on the author's research into Stauton's former identity. £21.00


4618. ----: My previous printed chess book catalogues:

- I have a very small number of the following printed catalogues available at £1.00 each: 68,67,66,64,63,61,60 antiquarian supplement, 58,55,54,53,52,51,50,49,48, antiquarian jan.2007, 47,46,45,44,43,42,41,40,39,38,37,36,35,32,31,30,29,28,27,26,25,24,23,22,21,18,17,16,15,9,6. £0.00


2191. .: Official Laws of Chess and other FIDE Regulations.

Batsford 1989. 2nd Edn. VG. 135pp. £7.50


1220. 1936 NOTTINGHAM. Ed: W.H.Watts.: Chess Pie No.3. The Official Souvenir of the International Tournament.

BCF/Printing-Craft (1936.) 4to (8.5 x 11in.) original wrappers, with coloured illustration on front, crease down front cover otherwise a good copy of a scarce item. 98pp., including fine photographic portraits, chessmen, page of facsimile autographs, details of the players and selected games, various articles, advert pages. Published prior to the tournament. LN 5538. £40.00


3854. 1972 FISCHER - SPASSKY: Edmonds (D.) & J.Eidinow: Bobby Fischer Goes to War. The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time.

Faber 2004. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 302pp., illus. "Reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller." The authors had access to previously unreleased documents and numerous interviews with many of the central players. (No games.) (Also: p/b edition. F. £8.00) £12.00


435. 1993 KASPAROV-SHORT. Lawson (D.): The Inner Game.

Macmillan 1993. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 249pp. Inscribed by journalist David Spanier. The inside story of the 1993 Kasparov-Short match written in an incisive and entertaining style by a close friend of Short. 20 games without notes at end. £8.00


3406. Andressen (P.): Der Kleine Schachspieler, oder Grundliche Darstellung aller Regeln dieses Spiels.

Hamburg 1854. Reprint, Verlag Tribune, Berlin 1990. Sm8vo, pink boards, VG. A facsimile reprint, pp x,140, including an essay on the original work at the end. Kieler Kat.2311. v.der Linde II,p.40 (original.) £12.00


3. Assiac. (H.Fraenkel.): Adventure in Chess.

Turnstile Press, 1951. 1st Edn. 192pp. G. A collection of articles, now enlarged, from the author's column in the New Statesman. (The cardboard chess set has been removed from the end.) £6.00


2240. Assiac. (H.Fraenkel.): The Delights of Chess. With Drawings by Vicky.

Dover, 1974. 2nd Enlarged Edn. p/b. G. 335pp. An anthology of games and anecdotes, revised and enlarged since the 1961 edn. £8.00


3077. Avery (B.D.): Correspondence Chess in America.

McFarland, US 2000. 1st Edn. F. 278pp. 233 games, some annotated. A detailed chronological account. (A.) £35.00


4386. Avni (A.): Practical Chess Psychology. Understanding the Human Factor.

Batsford 2001. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 160pp. Includes many games and references to other books. (A.) £12.00


4010. Bell (R.C.): Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations.

Dover 1979. Revised Edn., 2 vols in one, p/b. F. pp 208 + 155, illustrations. Includes numerous games with their rules and methods of play, origin and history. Two sections on various forms of chess. One of the best books on the subject. £15.00


2949. Betts (D.A.): Chess. An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in the English Language 1850-1968.

Facsimile reprint of 1974 edition, Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2005. Thick heavy hardback bound in red cloth. pp xix, 659. Divided in subject areas, each entry with collation and often notes, and large index by author and title. The most important work of its kind for this period. The original edition and the Chess Player reprint are both very scarce and expensive. £34.00


3935. Binnewirtz (R.) & H-J.Fresen: Obliged to Tradition... A Bibliography of the Commemorative Publications of German Chess Clubs Founded by 1914. Translation: Johannes Fischer. Supported by the Ken Whyld Association.

Scacchi e Scienze Applicate, Venezia 2008. Large format heavy p/b. 214 pages printed on high quality paper, reproductions of publication covers in colour, many black & white photos including famous players, chronological listing of the publications with details of their contents, introduction and technical notes, list of clubs without publications. All text given in English and German. An impressive work. £30.00


3941. BLACKBURNE (J.H.): A colour-printed full-length portrait caricature of Blackburne from the "Vanity Fair" magazine.

Printed by Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son, Lithographers, June 2nd, 1888. Size 27 x 39.5cm (coloured area about 4cm less all round). The coloured portrait shows Blackburne dressed in a frock-coat, with cane and hat, a chess piece in top right corner, titled "Chess" at foot, drawn by "Ape" a famous caricature artist of the period. Vanity Fair magazine published over 1000 portraits of Men of the Day, including sportsmen, and Blackburne was the only chess player featured. Includes facsimile page of biography issued with the picture. Ideal for mounting and/or framing. £25.00


2940. Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Prints on Sports, Pastimes, Food & Wine including Books on Chess (lots 1-156.)

24 July 2003. Sale catalogue. 46pp., 391 lots with estimates and price list. Includes a fine collection of famous chess books from the 16th to 19th centuries, with descriptions, some illustrated. Also includes sections of books on food & wine, angling, cricket and other sports. £15.00


2612. Bloomsbury Auctions: Fine Chess Sets and Games including property from the Ernst Boehlen Collection.

26 Oct.2004. Sale catalogue. 58pp., 241 lots with estimates and price list. Includes some books, memorabilia, a few pictures and prints, and many chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. £15.00


3890. Bloomsbury Auctions: Fine Chess Sets and Traditional Games, including Major Chess Sets from a Private Collection.

18 May 2006. Sale catalogue. 57pp., 163 lots with estimates and price list. Includes 45 lots of mainly antiquarian books, memorabilia, a few pictures and prints, and many chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. A nice catalogue. £15.00


4250. Bloomsbury Auctions: Fine Chess Sets and Traditional Games.

23 Oct 2006. Sale catalogue. 91pp., 285 lots with estimates and price list. Includes 46 lots of mainly antiquarian books, memorabilia, a few pictures and prints, and many chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. A nice catalogue. £18.00


3366. Bloomsbury Auctions: Fine Chess Sets and Traditional Games.

3 Nov.2005. Sale catalogue. 85pp., 300 lots with estimates and price list. Includes 97 lots of mainly antiquarian books, memorabilia, a few pictures and prints, and many chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. A nice catalogue. Prices handwritten against many lots. £15.00


3578. Bloomsbury Auctions Collectors Sale: Fine Chess Sets and Traditional Games. Lots 1-217. Medals, Shares, Banknotes & Coins Lots 218-1034.

30 May 2007. Large sale catalogue. VG. 175pp., with lot descriptions, estimates and price list. Includes 47 lots of mainly antiquarian books, memorabilia, a few pictures and prints, and many chess sets illustrated in colour. A nice catalogue. £15.00


3724. Bloomsbury Auctions Collectors Sale: Fine Chess Sets and Traditional Games. Lots 233 to 469. (Also includes Fountain Pens, Medals, Shares, Banknotes & Coins to Lot 1007.)

25 Sept 2007. Large sale catalogue. VG. 141pp., with lot descriptions, estimates and price list. Includes 32 lots of mainly antiquarian books, memorabilia, a few pictures and prints, and many chess sets illustrated in colour. A nice catalogue. £15.00


4655. Bonhams Chelsea: Auction of Chess Sets & Related Items; Silver & Related Items, Objects of Vertu.

27th Nov. 1995. Sale Catalogue. VG. The first 39 lots are chess sets and related items. 3 plates, 1 showing 8 chess sets, plus 3 on back cover. Price estimates are given but no results included. £8.00


4869. Bonhams Knightsbridge Auction: Fine Chess Sets and Games, including the Martine Jeannin Collection.

29 Apr 2009. Sale catalogue. 65pp., 234 lots with descriptions, estimates. The large majority of lots are chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. A nice catalogue. £18.00


3873. Bonhams Knightsbridge Auction: Fine Chess Sets and Games.

13 May 2008. Large sale catalogue. 106pp., 281lots with descriptions, estimates. Includes 28 lots of books, and many chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. A nice catalogue. £18.00


4843. Borik (O.) & J.Petzold: Meyers Schach Lexikon.

Meyers Lexikonverlag 1993. VG. 353pp., photos, games, problems, A-Z arrangement. £16.00


2. Brace (E.R.): An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess.

Hamlyn, 1977. 320pp., diagrams. VG,d/w. 1st Edn. Over 2000 entries. £9.00


226. British Chess Magazine 1923-32.: An Anthology.

BCM Classic Reprint No.22. 1986. p/b. G. 124pp., illus. £6.00


2272. British Chess Magazine.: Index of Chief Contributions 1880-1930.

Leeds, 1931 (photocopy.) 15pp. Includes large list of obituaries, references to tournaments and matches, book reviews, articles etc. £5.00


422. Bronstein (D.) & G.Smolyan.: Chess in the Eighties. Trans: K.P.Neat.

Pergamon 1982. 1st English Edn. Hardback, covers a bit stained and one corner dented. 115pp. Discusses the sport-oriented nature of chess to the detriment of chess as an art form or element of culture, and investigates the psychology and thinking processes involved in chess. £8.00


3355. Burgess (G.): Chess Highlights of the 20th Century.

Gambit 1999. VG. Tall hardback. 208pp, photos, one or two pages for each year from 1900 to 1999 with chess news and brief world news and one or two selected game positions. (A.) £20.00


1649. Burgess (G.): The Mammoth Book of Chess.

Robinson, 2000. Revised Edn. Thick p/b. VG. 537pp. A comprehensive general work including openings, strategy & tactics, selection of games, studies etc. (A.) £7.00


2920. Buuren (Catherine van) Editor: The Buke of the Chess. Edited from the Asloan Manuscript.

The Scottish Text Society, Edinburgh 1997. Hardback, as new. pp clv, 234. "The Buke of the Chess" (c.1515) is a unique Middle Scots version of the "Ludus Scaccorum", a moralising tale in Latin prose by Jacobus de Cessolis, a 13th century Dominican from Lombardy. (Introduction.) Includes a detailed introduction, explanations and glossary. £20.00


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

Cadogan, 1998. F, 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." £16.00


1725. Cessolis (Jacobus de): The Game of Chess. Translated and Printed by William Caxton c.1483. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Copy at Trinity College, Cambridge, with an Introduction by N.F.Blake.

The Scolar Press, 1976. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES. Folio (200 x 290mm, 8 x 11.5in.) bound in canvas, leather label to spine. A fine copy. 6pp introduction, c.168pp facsimile in old English type with over 20 fine woodcuts. £120.00


227. Chandler (M.) & R.Keene.: The English Chess Explosion from Miles to Short.

Batsford 1981. 1st. p/b. Paper yellowed o/w G. 123pp. Games, results and amusing eye-witness accounts of the years 1976-1980. (A.) £8.00


639. Chernev (I.): The Bright Side of Chess.

Dover, 1965. Repr. p/b, ex-library o/w G. 175pp. Some wear to spine o/w G. Includes anecdotes, games including 15 candidates for most beautiful games of all time, endings and problems. (Also: 1st UK Edn. 1952. Hardback, G. £7.00) £5.00


7. Chernev (I.): The Chess Companion.

Fireside Book, 1973. Repr. p/b. G. 287pp. An anthology of interesting stories and articles by various authors, including "Writers who have changed Chess History" by Golombek. Also many famous games, problems and endings. £7.00


4775. Chess Collectors International: The Chess Collector magazine + CCI-USA News.

2005 - 2011. A consecutive run of 20 issues of The Chess Collector (3 issues per year except 2005.) Large format magazines, stapled, usually 20pp per issue with illustrations. Also 8 issues of CCI-USA News, the sister publication. Also program for the 14th Biennial Congress, Cambridge, UK, 2010. Packed full of articles of interest to collectors of chess sets and other collectables. £120.00


4205. Christie's Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Walking Sticks. A Selection from a Private European Collection.

South Kensington, 17 Dec.1997. Sale catalogue, large p/b, VG. 52pp. 301 lots, plates, most coloured. Lot 1-127 of chess sets, 128-301 of walking sticks, many with decorative ivory handles. £15.00


4103. Christie's Auctioneers: Chess.

South Kensington, 27 Sept.1995. Sale catalogue, large p/b, VG. 42pp. 219 lots, many illustrated, some in colour. Includes estimates, price list. £15.00


1304. Christie's Auctioneers: Early Chess Literature from the Celebrated Library of the late Dr.Robert Blass of Zurich.

8th May 1992. Sale catalogue, large p/b, G. 62pp., many illustrations, 208 lots with estimates. Includes medieval manuscripts and many of the most famous early chess books. One of the finest auctions of antiquarian chess books ever held in Britain. £30.00


2649. Cload (R.) & R.Keene: Battles of Hastings. A History of the Hastings International Chess Congress.

Pergamon 1991. 1st. p/b. G. 141pp, good selection of photos, selection of games annotated by Keene. (A.) £10.00


189. Cockburn (A.): Idle Passion. Chess and the Dance of Death.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 248pp. An exploration of the culture and fascination of chess, drawing from many sources. £12.00


3874. Cooper Owen Auction Gallery: Fine Chess Sets and Traditional Games, including the Robert Waters Collection..

London, 4 Nov 2002. Sale catalogue. 61pp., with lot descriptions, estimates and price list. Includes 24 lots of books, and many chess sets illustrated in colour or black & white. £20.00


3704. Cordingley (E.G.R.) & K.Whyld: The Chess Students Quarterly. Vol.I - VI (Nov 1946 - Mar 1952). (With) Match Bronstein vs. Boleslavski, Moscow 1950.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2007. Hardback. 569pp. 356 games, many annotated, 14 games of B-B match, opening theory, book reviews, various lists of books for sale. A facsimile reprint of the complete run of CSQ which was produced on an off-set litho printing machine. It was intended to be complimentary to the two major British chess magazines, giving additional games and analysis, but no news or problems. The original issues are very scarce. £27.00


3795. Crowther (M.): Chess on the Net.

Everyman 2001. 1st. p/b. VG. 127pp. How to get the most out of chess on the internet, reviews of websites, where to play etc. £5.00


3275. Damsky (Y.): The Batsford Book of Chess Records.

Batsford, 2005. New p/b. 303pp. Includes many games. Numerous records from chess history, longest/shortest etc., although more of an entertaining collection of anecdotes than a serious reference work. (A.) £14.00


1403. Davidson (H.A.): A Short History of Chess.

McKay, NY n.d.(repr.of 1949 edn.) G,d/w, label removed front front endpaper with loss to map. 228pp. £18.00


4769. Dean (G.) & M.Brady: Chess Masterpieces. One Thousand Years of Extraordinary Chess Sets.

Abrams, US 2010. Large hardback, F,d/w. 272 pages, numerous coloured illustrations of chess sets throughout the ages, many from George Dean's huge collection. A superb book, one of the best published in this field. £30.00


4432. Deasey (Mick) & Guy Lyons: The British Chess Company, Stroud and London.

2010. CD book (not a printed book). 64 pages. Contents include: History of the Company, their various chessmen (Royal, Staunton, Xylonite etc), boxes, patterns & pieces, chess boards, books & publications, price guide etc. With numerous illustrations, many coloured and in great close up detail of the pieces, pages from old publications etc. The British Chess Company was a small enigmatic business which started around 1890 and continued for just about 15 years but in this short time had established a legacy of high quality, interesting and collectible chess sets. "A great deal of effort has gone into the preparation of this first rate work. An important aspect of the disk is the clarity of the illustrations and the reproduction of contemporary prints and adverts. In particular is the excellent quality of the photos illustrating the variety and quality of the BCC chessmen." (Gareth Williams review.) £20.00


3300. del Rio (Ercole): The War of the Chessmen. La Guerra degli Scacchi, o sia Il Re de'Giuochi. Edited & Translated by Christopher Becker.

Caissa Limited Editions, US 1984. F. pp lxi, 184. This is the first publication of a manuscript by del Rio written around 1800 but unpublished until this edition in 1984. The original Italian plus English commentary added by Professor Christopher Becker who has added a long scholarly introduction which traces the early development of chess and explains the place of this work in chess history. Limited to 700 numbered copies. £21.00


149. Dennis (J.M.) & C.K.Wilkinson.: Chess: East and West, Past and Present. A Selection from the Gustavus A.Pfeiffer Collection (of Chessmen.)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 1968. (Reissue by H.Abrams). Square hardback, F, d/w. Introduction on history of chess, illustrations and descriptions of 108 chess sets, many in colour. (Also: p/b copy, little wear to spine o/w G. £18.00) £28.00


4374. Di Felice (G.): Chess Periodicals. An Annotated International Bibliography, 1836-2008.

McFarland, US 2010. Large p/b. 349pp. A comprehensive reference work containing 3163 entries and many cross-references. Information for each entry includes year and country of publication, frequency, publisher, editors, subject, language, alternate titles, holdings in chess libraries. Part 1 is Magazines, Bulletins, Newsletters; Part 2 Miscellaneous Publications such as Yearbooks, Handbooks, Almanacs, Calendars, Directories etc. Includes general index of periodical titles and index by country. £35.00


2902. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1747-1900. A Comprehensive Record with 465 Tournament Crosstables and 590 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2004. New large h/b. 235pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Has 135 more crosstables than Gaige Vol.1. (Also: paperback edition available at £35.00). £39.00


3146. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1901-1920. A Comprehensive Record with 860 Tournament Crosstables and 375 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2006. New large p/b. 321pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Has 85 more crosstables than Gaige Vol.2-3. £34.00


3245. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1921-1930. A Comprehensive Record with 940 Tournament Crosstables and 210 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2006. New large p/b. 342pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Has 130 more crosstables than Gaige Vol.4. £34.00


3407. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1931-1935. A Comprehensive Record with 1,065 Tournament Crosstables and 190 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2006. New large p/b. 410pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. This volume now extends beyond the 4 vol Gaige work which ended with 1930. £34.00


3637. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1936-1940. A Comprehensive Record with 990 Tournament Crosstables and 125 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2007. New large p/b. 380pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. This volume now extends beyond the 4 vol Gaige work which ended with 1930. Many obscure events are included as well as the major tournaments. £34.00


3956. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1941-1946. A Comprehensive Record with 810 Tournament Crosstables and 80 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2008. New large p/b. 366pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. An invaluable record as the famous 4 vol Gaige work stopped at 1930. Many obscure events are included as well as the major tournaments. £34.00


3957. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1947-1950. A Comprehensive Record with 980 Tournament Crosstables and 155 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2008. New large p/b. 485pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. An invaluable record as the famous 4 vol Gaige work stopped at 1930. Many obscure events are included as well as the major tournaments. £34.00


4293. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1951-1955. A Comprehensive Record with 1620 Tournament Crosstables and 144 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2010. New large p/b. 596pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £35.00


4294. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1956-1960. A Comprehensive Record with 1390 Tournament Crosstables and 142 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2010. New large p/b. 572pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £35.00


4905. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1961-1963. A Comprehensive Record with 938 Tournament Crosstables and 108 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2013. New large p/b. 444pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £35.00


4906. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1964-1967. A Comprehensive Record with 1204 Tournament Crosstables and 158 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2013. New large p/b. 556pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £35.00


4908. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1968-1970. A Comprehensive Record with 854 Tournament Crosstables and 161 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2014. New large p/b. 444pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £35.00


723. Divinsky (N.): The Batsford Chess Encyclopaedia.

Batsford 1990. 1st Edn. Large format. VG, d/w. 247pp., photos, crosstables of major tournaments, biographies, over 100 great games etc. £18.00


4495. Drajic (D.): An Overview of Yugoslavian Chess Literature. (An Annotated Bibliography). II. Period 1953-1967.

Belgrade 2011. Hardback. 120pp. First 56 pages are in English, with introduction, some additions to the first volume, details of books, periodicals, bulletins, programmes and games collections, index. The remaining part is in Serbian. Limited to 300 copies. £15.00


4691. Drajic (D.): An Overview of Yugoslavian Chess Literature. (An Annotated Bibliography). IV. Period 1980-1991.

Belgrade 2012. Hardback. 169pp. First 82 pages are in English, with introduction, a few additions to earlier volumes, details of books, periodicals, bulletins, programmes, index. The remaining part is in Serbian. Limited to 150 copies. £18.00


2939. Dunne (A.): Great Chess Books of the Twentieth Century in English.

McFarland, US 2005. New p/b. 208pp. An objective look at the best chess books of the 20th Century, including bibliographical details, description and author information, and reasons for the books importance. Includes one or two books for most years 1901-2000. £24.00


4. Edwards (R.) & R.Keene.: The Chess Player's Bedside Book.

Batsford, 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 149pp., photo plates. Interesting articles by various authors. £7.50


2642. Evans (L.): The Chess Beat.

Pergamon, 1982. 1st. Large format p/b. G. 105pp. Copies of 300 of Evans' newspaper columns which appeared from 1973-81 in Sunday Washington Post or Chiacgo Tribune, most including a game, and quite a few concerning Fischer. £15.00


3961. Evans (L.): This Crazy World of Chess.

Cardoza Publ, NY 2007. p/b. F. 294pp. 101 recent dispatches from Larry Evans' newspaper column which "blend instruction with entertainment. Intrigues, scandals, conspiracies, shady dealings and fascinating tidbits galore." Includes much on Fischer. Also some games! (A.) £9.00


2971. Falkener (E.): Games Ancient and Oriental and How to Play Them.

1892. Dover edition 1961. An unabridged and corrected republication of the 1st Edn. p/b. G. Plates and text-illustrations, pp iv,366. Includes Chinese, Japanese & Indian chess, draughts, backgammon, magic squares including the Knight's Tour, games of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome etc. £15.00


4764. Fersht (A.): Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets.

Kaissa Publ, Cambridge 2010. LARGE HARDBACK with d/w printed on high quality art paper. 62pp., well illustrated throughout in colour with more than 100 photographs of sets, labels and documentary evidence. "A comprehensive account of Jaques "Original" Staunton chessmen from 1849-1940 and their identification, other Jaques antique sets and timers, a survey of British Company Staunton, Royal and Imperial chessmen." The author was inspired to write this new, much enlarged book by new evidence on the dating of Jaques that has become available. Limited to 100 numbered and signed copies. £70.00


4245. Fersht (A.): Jaques and British Chess Company Chess Sets.

Kaissa Publ, Cambridge 2010. Large p/b printed on high quality art paper. 62pp., well illustrated throughout in colour with more than 100 photographs of sets, labels and documentary evidence. "A comprehensive account of Jaques "Original" Staunton chessmen from 1849-1940 and their identification, other Jaques antique sets and timers, a survey of British Company Staunton, Royal and Imperial chessmen." The author was inspired to write this new, much enlarged book by new evidence on the dating of Jaques that has become available. Limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies. £25.00


4645. Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Spring 16/2011.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. August 2011. New h/b. 542pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Early Yates (1884-1907), New Steinitz, New Court Gazette; Biographies & games of Chigorin pt2, Lilienthal, Saburov; Forgotten chess tournaments - Redcar 1865-66, Dublin 1865, Birmingham 1899, 3 Matches Williams v Harrwitz 1846-1852; miscellaneous pieces on Edge-Fiske letters on Morphy, Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Steinitz etc., with unknown games, Correspondence chess, Sonja Graf, Chess research and miscellany, Contents list of Quarterly Vols.1-8. 500 games in all. Contributors: Fiala, Gillam, Hilbert, Harding, Negele, Ruch, Gorodin, Pallier. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £28.00


362. Fine (R.): The Psychology of the Chess Player.

Dover 1967. Reprint of 1st Edn with new appendix. p/b. G. Photos, 74pp. £8.00


503. Finkenzeller (R.), W.Ziehr & E.M.Buhrer: Chess. A Celebration of 2000 Years.

Mackenzie, 1990. 1st English Edn. Large format (9.5 x12in.) VG, d/w. 208pp., numerous illustrations, many large and coloured. An impressive work on all aspects of chess, particularly chess sets, history, art. £25.00


4295. FINN (Julius) O.G.Urcan: Julius Finn: A Chess Master's Life in America, 1871-1931.

McFarland, US 2010. New hardback. 271pp., biography, illustrations, bibliography & various indexes, 99 games, some annotated, plus 58 supplementary games and posiitons. Finn came to New York from Russian Poland in 1887, aged 16. He became New York's champion chess master, and second only to Pillsbury as a blindfold chess entertainer. He was equally successful as a businessman. Provides a fascinating look at the New York chess scene around the 1900 period. (A.) £40.00


2114. FISCHER INTEREST) Targ (Russell): Precognition and Everyday Life: A Physical Model.

Paper presented at International Conference on Parapyschology, Amsterdam, Aug.23, 1972. Photocopy of original paper, stapled in corner. Title-page, 12pp. Targ was Fischer's brother-in-law, and visited the match in Reykjavik with his wife and three children. He was a physicist, and had also done extensive research in parapsychology. (See Brady biography p.23 & 252.) This paper does not contain anything to do with Fischer. £5.00


4546. FISCHER. F.Brady: Endgame. Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - From America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness.

Crown, NY 2011. New hardback, d/w. Photos, 402pp. (No games.) The definitive biography. Includes an Epilogue and lenghty section of Notes and sources. £20.00


4770. FISCHER. J.G.Ponterotto: A Psychobiography of Bobby Fischer. Understanding the Genius, Mystery and Psychological Decline of a World Chess Champion.

Charles C.Thomas, USA 2012. New large p/b. 190pp. The first scholarly psychological assessment of the world's most famous chess champion written by a renowned counselling psychologist. £28.00


5. Foldeak (A.): Chess Olympiads.

Hungary, Corvina Press, 1966. 1st Edn. G,d/w. 364pp., numerous annotated games, and full results of Olympiads from 1927 to 1964. £10.00


2950. Forbes (Duncan): The History of Chess, from the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in India, till the Period of its Establishment in Western and Central Europe.

Facsimile Reprint of the original 1860 edition, Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2005. Hardback, purple cloth. F. Frontispiece, pp viii, 312, lx (appendix), 3 plates at end. LN 211. £25.00


4661. Forster (R.): The Zurich Chess Club, 1809-2009. Foreword by Vladimir Kramnik.

McFarland, US 2011. New hardback. 436pp., numerous photos, selected games and compositions. Founded in 1809, the Zurich Chess Club is the world’s oldest chess organization. This historical text examines how the club, a driving force behind Swiss chess, also became a major player on the international chess scene. Includes the history and development of the club, its outstanding members and its memorable activities. Its historical tournaments are covered in-depth, including the 2009 jubilee festivities. (A.) £40.00


431. Fox (M.) & R.James: The Complete Chess Addict.

Faber 1987. p/b, some staining to lower page edges o/w G. 264pp., illustrations, games, positions, hundreds of interesting, entertaining, and bizarre facts. (A.) Signed on title-page by Richard James. £10.00


2946. Gaige (J.): Chess Personalia. A Biobibliography.

McFarland, US 2005. New p/b reprint of 1987 hardback edition. VG. xxii, 505pp. "About 14,000 entries...the result of nearly 25 years of research" providing full name, date and place of birth and death, pseudonyms, FIDE titles and year awarded, sources for biographical details, plus index to obituaries in the BCM. An indispensable work. The original hardback edition is scarce. £30.00


3216. Garzón (José A.): The Return of Francesch Vicent. The History of the Birth and Expansion of Modern Chess.

Valencia, 2005. New large hardback. 495pp, illustrations. Garzón, of Valencia, succeeded with a remarkable chess historical coup as he was able to trace the apparently lost incunabulum of Francesch Vicent in an Italian manuscript - his "Libre dels jochs partitis dels scachs en nombre de 100" which was published in 1495 in Valencia. José’s latest work on the birth and the expansion of modern chess is connected with this and further find(s), and contains reproductions from the original manuscript, the 100 problems, a comparison with Damiano and other manuscripts etc. A monumental work. £50.00


4214. Gizycki (J.): Schach zu Allen Zeiten.

Stauffacher Verlag, Zurich 1967. Large thick hardback, 21 x 27.5cm., VG,d/w (small tear top of spine), with card slipcase. 391pp., many illustrations, including colour plates. First published in Polish in 1960. This First German edition with new chapter on German chess history. Includes sections on chess and art, in poetry & prose, mathematics, famous people who played chess etc... £25.00


9. Golombek (H.): A History of Chess.

Routledge 1976. 1st Edn. Large format, VG,d/w (spine faded). 256pp., numerous illustrations, some coloured. £10.00


10. Golombek (H.): The Encyclopaedia of Chess.

Batsford,1977. 1st Edn. 4to. 360pp., many illustrations. G,d/w. "The most ambitious and authoritative available" at the time of publication. £16.00


2361. Golombek (H.): The Game of Chess.

Penguin 1980. 3rd Edn. p/b, paper yellow o/w VG. 297pp. Includes 50+ games. £3.00


2798. Golombek (H.): The Penguin Encyclopedia of Chess.

Penguin, 1981. Revised & Abridged Edn of 1977 work. p/b, paper yellowed as usual, G. 579pp. £8.00


285. Graham (F.L.): Chess Sets.

Studio Vista 1968. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 84pp., many illus. Includes large section on modern sets. £16.00


11. Greygoose (F.): Chessmen.

David & Charles,1979. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 160pp. 183 illustrations, many in colour. £18.00


3989. Griffiths (M.J.): Chess in Wales.

Moravian Chess (2008.) New hardback. 339pp, 68 illustrations, mainly from photos, 32 games, index of Welsh chess players. (A.) A history of Welsh chess up to 1970. Includes sections on Thomas Bowdler and Philidor, Captain Evans, early clubs, details of the associations, championships, congresses, correspondence chess, the clubs, their officials, matches etc.. £25.00


2685. Hagedorn (R.K.): Benjamin Franklin and Chess in Early America. A Review of the Literature.

University of Philadelphia Press, 1958. 1st Edn. Paper somewhat yellowed as usual o/w VG,d/w. pp92, plates. Details 60 works printed in America from 1802 to 1859, Franklin's "Morals of Chess", with commentary and essay on Franklin. A scarce and useful reference work. £50.00


1919. Hamburg Schachklub: / 1980 HAMBURG: 150 Jahre Hamburger Schachklub von 1830 e.V.

K.Rattmann, 1982. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 136pp., photos, history, results of the Jubilee program 1980, including all the games from the Hamburg Master tournament won by Westerinen. £15.00


258. Hammond (A.): The Book of Chessmen.

A.Barker 1950. 1st Edn. 4to. VG,d/w. 160pp including 61 plates. By the renowned London dealer and collector who helped in the building of some famous chess set collections. £32.00


3670. Harding (T.): The New Chess Computer Book.

Pergamon 1985. 2nd Edn. (Entirely revised from the 1981 1st Edn.) p/b. VG. 312pp. A comprehensive work on micro-computers at that time, their development and future, including games. (A.) £9.00


4433. Harding (Tim): Correspondence Chess in Britain and Ireland, 1824-1987.

McFarland, US 2011. Large p/b. F. 433pp., 53 photos, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, indexes. This book details the history of British and Irish correspondence chess from the first formal match between Edinburgh and London in 1824 well into the 1980s, the most successful period in British correspondence chess. It traces the development of postal chess, including the growth of regional and national chess associations after World War I; the dawn of game-changing technologies such as the telegraph, the telephone, radio, and fax machines; Appendices list tournament champions; I.C.C.F. title holders; known club matches; and interesting excerpts from rules and other documents. £38.00


4708. Harding (Tim): Eminent Victorian Chess Players. Ten Biographies.

McFarland, US 2012. New large p/b. 400pp., many illustrations from old photos and drawings., over 160 games, many annotated. Includes 6 appendices including career records and career of Mephisto, extensive chapter notes, bibliography, indices of images, opponents, openings, general index. (A.) Comprises the biographies of Captain Evans, Staunton, Lowenthal, Bird, Skipworth, Steinitz, Blackburne, Zukertort, Burn, Gunsberg. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also provided. £32.50


704. Hartston (W.R.): How to Cheat at Chess. Illustrated by Bill Tidy.

Hutchinson, 1977. 2nd impr. p/b. VG. 96pp. £7.00


12. Hartston (W.R.): The Kings of Chess. A History of Chess Traced through the Lives of its Greatest Players.

Pavilion, 1985. 4to, VG,d/w. 192pp., well illustrated with photos and old historical prints and pictures, a few famous games annotated. (A.) £15.00


346. Hartston (W.R.) & P.C.Wason.: The Psychology of Chess.

Batsford 1983. 1st Edn. p/b, spine faded, G. 138pp. "For the first time (Wason and Hartston) have brought together the theories and evidence about chessplaying from widely different psychological traditions." £9.00


3183. Hayes (J.E.) & D.N.L.Levy: The World Computer Chess Championship Stockholm 1974.

Edinburgh University Press, 1976. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 105pp. 25 games from the championship won by Kaissa (USSR), a few other games, a short history, concepts and mechanisms, chess thinking, bibliography, the first draft of Levy's Computer Chess Challenge wager. £24.00


4065. Hearst (E.) & J.Knott: Blindfold Chess: History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records and Important Games.

McFarland, US 2009. New large h/b. 437pp., 62 photographs, diagrams, appendices, bibliography, indexes. (A.) This work provides the first extensive coverage of blindfold chess from its earliest known instances through the present day. It describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess's greatest players - including Paulsen, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Réti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand, Kramink and Morozevich, who play in regular tournaments with all players blindfolded. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold chess, the benefits of playing blindfold, and a readable summary of psychological research on blindfold chess ability are also included. Appendices offer a chronology of world-record simultaneous blindfold performances since the 18th century, and proposed rules for serious simultaneous blindfold play. £49.00


3299. Hilbert (J.): Essays in American Chess History.

Caissa, US 2002. 1st Edn. F. 359pp., illus. A collection of 30 pieces by one of America¹s most highly acclaimed chess historians, containing over 300 chess games, many not available before, including long-forgotten ones by the likes of Steinitz, Pillsbury, Lasker, and Capablanca. Chapters literally run the gamut from humor to murder. Detailed coverage of long-forgotten events include the Franklin Chess Club Championship of 1897-98, the Washington Chess Divan Championship for 1942 (won by Reuben Fine), and Atlantic City 1921. Essays on correspondence chess, as well as chapters on players such as Mackenzie, Capablanca, Whitaker, and others are included. Twenty-four photographs and line drawings. A treasure trove for chess history buffs. (A.) £28.00


4709. Hilbert (John S.): Writings in Chess History.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep. 2012. New hardcover, glazed boards with portrait on front. 616pp. 516 games, some annotated, and most long forgotten. Index of games. "Consists of forty chapters, originally individual essays or reviews written over the past several years, collected now for the first time. Subjects include Zukertort, Buckle, Sellman (about 80 pages and all known games), Staunton, Lasker, Whitaker, Helms, Marshall, Chajes, interview with Hilbert, Philidor, Duchamp, Pollock, Zemgalis, The Chess Player's Chronicle, British Chess Review, The Field, and more. (A.) £30.00


3723. Hillyer (Martin Frere): Thomas Frere and the Brotherhood of Chess. A History of 19th Century Chess in New York City.

McFarland, US 2007. New tall hardback. 211pp., illus., selection of games. A thorough work by the great great grandson of Thomas Frere, one of the foremost figures of 19th century American chess. (A.) £32.00


3960. HODGES. J.S.Hilbert & P.P.Lahde: Albert Beauregard Hodges. The Man Chess Made.

McFarland , US 2008. New h/b. 542pp., part 1 is a detailed biography with illustrations, part 2 has 351 games, many annotated, playing record, problems, bibliography, indexes. (A.) Hodges was a famous American chess player of the late 19th and early 20th century who played an important role in transforming chess in America from a pleasant pastime into a social institution. Includes good coverage of American chess history from this period. £48.00


15. Hooper (D.) & K.Whyld.: The Oxford Companion to Chess.

OUP, 1996 2nd Edn., first p/b issue 1996. G. 483pp. A comprehensive encyclopaedia. This edition includes many more entries, and different game scores and compositions to the 1st Edn. £18.00


2682. Hooper (D.) & K.Whyld.: The Oxford Companion to Chess.

OUP, 1984. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 407pp. A comprehensive encyclopaedia. This edition includes some entries, game scores and compositions not used in the 2nd edn. £20.00


375. Horton (B.J.): Dictionary of Modern Chess.

Peter Owen, 1959. 1st UK Edn. G. 224pp. The first dictionary of chess. £15.00


3754. Hurst (Sarah): Curse of Kirsan. Adventures in the Chess Underworld. Foreword by Ken Whyld.

Russell, US 2002. 1st. VG. p/b. 285pp.,illus. Includes much insight and anecdotes on the British chess scene, interviews, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the darker side of chess politics, Alekhine, chess in Hungary, and much more. £12.00


4347. Jones (R.H.): 60 Years in the Same Room. A History of the Paignton Chess Congress.

Keverel Chess Books, 2010. New p/b (17x24cm). 157pp., 80 pictures (8 in colour), 27 charts and cross-tables, 60 games, some annotated by famous players or hitherto unpublished. A detailed story of the event itself from 1951 to the present day, sketches of ten personalities connected with the congress in some way, including Golombek, B.H.Wood, Rowena & Ron Bruce, Ritson Morry, Michael Adams & Keith Arkell, a chapter on the remarkable Singer family whose magnificent home became the venue of this annual event. (A.) £16.00


4724. Josten (G.): Die Steine der Weisen von den Quellen in die Zukunft.

Beyer, Hollfeld 1992. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 173pp., many illus and diagrams of ancient games and chess variants. £12.00


757. Karpov (A.) & Y.Gik.: Chess Kaleidoscope.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. VG. 168pp. (A.) Includes "Seven Chess Letters" - geometry and symmetry in chess, problems and studies, decisive games for the World Championship, computer chess, and 15 of Karpov's best games. £10.00


4729. Kasparov (G.) with Mig Greengard: How Life Imitates Chess.

Arrow Books 2008. 1st p/b Edn. Slight stain to outer page block o/w VG. 271pp. (No games). £7.00


17. Kazic (B.M.): International Championship Chess. A Complete Record of FIDE Events.

Batsford, 1974. 1st Edn. 360pp. G,d/w. Full details of Olympiads, all World Championship competitions, and 273 games. £9.00


2381. Kazic (B.M.): The Chess Competitor's Handbook.

Batsford 1980. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 229pp. Elo is a co-author. Includes chapters on ratings and FIDE rating system, rules for tournaments and matches, laws and their interpretations, etc. £15.00


1425. Keats (V.): Chessmen for Collectors.

Batsford, 1985. 1st Edn. Large format, VG, d/w (small tape repair on back). 240pp. Numerous illustrations including coloured plates. Thirteen chapters on different countries, plus modern sets, literature & art, appendix, bibliography. A fine and sought-after work on the subject. £70.00


433. Keyes (F.P.): The Chess Players.

Eyre & Spottiswoode 1961. 1st Edn. G, pictorial d/w. 542pp. A novel based on the life of Paul Morphy. £9.00


3253. Kishon (E.), H.Pfleger & O.Weiner: Der Schachcomputer, Gegner und Freund.

Munchen, 1990. 1st Edn. Square h/b. VG. 167pp., photos, history of computer chess, numerous positions as examples of computers in play. £8.00


2786. Klahre (A.C.): Chess Potpourri.

Brooklyn, NY, 1931. 1st Edn. Original pale red card covers, stapled, middle pages loose o/w G. 55pp., illus. "A mixture of chessic information...anecdotes, witticisms... unusual and entertaining chess problem fantasies... (chronological) references to chess in periodicals." A scarce and sought-after work. LN 293. (Also: A hardcover copy, original purple cloth, gilt. G. £75.00) £60.00


4836. Klittich auctioneers: .

Antiquariat A.Klittich-Pfankuch. Braunschweig, Germany. 1995 to 2009. A collection of auction catalogues. Each catalogue contains hundreds of lots of chess books, arranged by languages, tournaments, and magazines. Includes detailed collations and descriptions in German and copy of results list. Some catalogues have some pen markings. The following catalogues available: 36, 44 to 48, 50 to 55. I have only one copy of each catalogue, each priced £15.00


2109. Knight (N.): Chess Pieces. An Anthology in Prose and Verse.

Sampson Low, 1949. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 315pp. 343 different pieces in all, plus index. £18.00


18. Knight (N.) & W.Guy.: King, Queen and Knight. A Chess Anthology in Prose & Verse.

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. 240pp. VG, d/w (faded on spine). Contains over 250 passages of prose and verse from many different countries and centuries. £10.00


19. Kotov (A.) & M.Yudovich.: The Soviet School of Chess.

Moscow 1958. 1st Edn. Hardback. VG,d/w. 390pp., illustrations. Includes biographies and numerous annotated games, chess literature, history etc.. £14.00


1309. Kruijswijk (K.W.) Compiler: Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana aucta et de novo descripta. A Catalogue of the Chess Collection in the Royal Library, The Hague. Vol.1 Chess: Bibliography & History.

ALL PUBLISHED. 1974. 4to, black cloth. VG. 150pp, 8 plates, copy of corrections leaf, 1300 annotated entries. £45.00


979. Kuiper (Dr.P.F.): Hundert Jahre Schachturniere 1851-1950.

Amsterdam, 1964. 1st Edn. G, in a worn and repaired d/w. Lots of red and blue pen notes and markings, plus cuttings. 307pp., many excellent photos. Includes tournament results, including cross-tables for important events, occasional games, list of masters with their career results. With a signed note of the author included. £30.00


4531. Kurzdorfer (P.): Everything You Need to Know About... Chess.

David & Charles, 2004. 1st UK Edn. Large square p/b, VG. 283pp. A well-presented primer, plus sections on history, computers and the world of chess. (A.) £6.00


3972. Lasa (T.H. von der): Erneutes Verzeichniss meiner Sammlung von Schriften uber das Schachspiel.

Wiesbaden 1896. (Facsimile reprint by Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2008). New hardback. 208pp. A catalogue of over 3300 chess books in Lasa's collection, arranged alphabetically, some entries with notes. Only 100 copies of the original book were published. £25.00


2004. Lasa (T.von der): Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels.

Leipzig 1897. (Facsimile Reprint 1978.) VG. pp viii,269. His most important book, still perhaps the clearest account of the game's development in Europe from medieval times. (Oxford Companion.) £35.00


3451. LASA (von der): Edited by V.Fiala & S.Sierpowski: Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa and His Chess Collection. International Conference of Chess Historians. Organised by Kornik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sept.16-18, 2002.

Moravian Chess, Kornik 2003. New hardback. 286pp. Comprises a series of lectures by various historians, mainly in English and German, including biography of v.der Lasa and 176 of his games. (A.) £28.00


1918. Lauterbach (W.): Alles uber Schach in Baden. Urkunden, Fakten und Erinnerungen zum Jubilaum 1910-1985.

Heidelberg, 1985. p/b. VG. 140pp. Detailed history and results. (No games.) £14.00


3367. Lauterbach (W.): Faszinierendes Unsterbliche Spiel.

Schachverlag Weiler 1986. 1st Edn. p/b. F. 126pp., plates. On all different aspects of chess, only a few games included. £8.00


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

McFarland, US 2006. New hardback. 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.) £30.00


23. Levy (D.): Computer Chess Compendium.

Batsford,1988. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG. 440pp. "All important articles on the subject have been collected together...with the best games by chess computers...and an extensive bibliography." £15.00


502. Liddell (D.M.): Chessmen.

White Lion, 1976. A facsimile reprint of the 1st Edition. VG, d/w. 171pp. Many plates illustrating chess sets. £25.00


633. Linde (A. van der): Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana. A Catalogue of the Chess Collections in the Royal Library The Hague.

1988 facsimile of 1955 work. Limited Edition of 750 copies. VG. 342pp. Lists some 6500 items published up to 1953/54, divided into subjects, plus index. £30.00


203. Linde (A. van der): Das Erste Jartausend der Schachlitteratur (850-1880).

Caissa,USA,1979. Facsimile Reprint Limited to 700 numbered copies. 112,(4)pp. F. Includes most of the chess publications known of until its publication in 1880, arranged alphabetically by author.. £30.00


3857. Lohr (R.): The Secrets of the Chess Machine. Translated by A.Bell.

Fig Tree/Penguin 2007. 1st English Edn. New h/b, d/w (sl tear at foot). 344pp. Historical novel based on von Kempelen and his chess-playing automaton The Turk. £13.00


376. Lombardy (W.) & D.Daniels.: Chess Panorama.

Stein & Day, NY 1977. 1st p/b Edn. G. 196pp. A collection of anecdotes and games. £8.00


20. Mackett-Beeson (A.E.J.): Chessmen.

Octopus, 1973. A reprint of the 1968 edition in slightly larger format. 4to. 97pp., numerous illustrations, many coloured. VG,d/w. £9.00


21. Mackett-Beeson (A.E.J.): Chessmen.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson,1968. 1st Edn. 4to. 120pp., many illustrations, some coloured. VG. £14.00


4660. Manen (John van): The Chess Literature of Australia and New Zealand. 4th Edition Updated to June 2009 by Bob Meadley and Paul Dunn.

Academic Mind, Belgrade 2011. New hardback. 242 pages, coloured illustrations. Includes 524 Australian Items and 72 NZ Items, newspapers and chess columns, tribute to John Van Manen, Bob Meadley's Chess Library. A high quality production. £24.00


22. Matthews (K.): British Chess.

Collins,1948. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (worn on spine). 50pp., well illustrated, some coloured. "Britain in Pictures" series. A history of chess in Britain. (Another copy with a good d/w £12.00) £10.00


2115. Moore (Robert S.): A Collection of Chess Books: A Reflection of My Interests.

Senior, Arts & Science, University of Oklahoma (1966.) Photocopied A4 paper, stapled. 11pp. A brief outline of the author's collecting interests and list of selected titles with comments. Not in Betts. £5.00


198. Morley (F.V.): My One Contribution to Chess.

Faber 1947. 1st Edn. Spine faded o/w G. 110pp. Concerning a chess variant using a larger board, and fragments of autobiography and philosopy. £9.00


4434. Munger (N.): Cultures, Chess & Art. A Collector's Odyssey Across Seven Continents. Vol.1 Sub-Saharan Africa. Vol.2 The Americas. Vol.3 Pacific Islands & Asia.

Mundial Press, US 1996-2000. 3 volumes large hardbacks, VG,d/w's. 120, 207, 221pp., many coloured plates illustrating 234 sets, with descriptions in the text, and of the author's travels and experiences, many notes with references. £75.00


1595. Murray (H.J.R.): A History of Chess.

A new reprint (2002) of the 1913 first edition. Hardback, dark blue cloth, gilt, VG. 900pp. 18 plates. The largest and most famous history of chess, mainly concerned with the evolution of modern chess from oriental origins up to the early 18th century. £35.00


1489. Nabokov (V.): The Defence. Foreword by the Author. Translated by Michael Scammell.

Vintage Books, NY 1990. p/b. VG. 256pp. One of the most famous of chess novels. £7.00


4899. Niemeijer (Dr.M.): Adversaria. Scaccariana.

Wassenaar 1975. p/b. VG. 32pp. 20 problems, miscellaneous chess notes and quotes. £9.00


4898. Niemeijer (Dr.M.): Miscellanea Caissana.

Wassenaar 1977. p/b. VG. 39pp., around 200 problems by various composers, article on Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana. £12.00


4378. Padsalgikar (Tamannacharya): The Game of Chess (Native and Western Methods). Originally Published in the Marathi Language.

Sangli, India, March 1941. English Version by Vijay D.Pandit, Mumbai Oct.2009. The Chess Player, Nottingham 2009. New p/b. 136pp. Includes information on Indian tournaments, mainly of the 1920s and 1930s and 18 brief biographies of Indian players, most unknown in the West, with a selection of games, and a bibliography of Indian chess books up to 1941. (A.) Limited to 100 numbered copies. £18.00


1817. Pennell (M.): Chessmen and Intellectual Property.

Venezia, 1993. A4, limp covers. VG. 24pp., 52 line illustrations of chesspieces. Offprint from "Scacchi e Scienze Applicante." WITH: Set of 8 postcards of patented designs from 1849 to 1974. The author, a Senior Examiner at the British Patents Office, discusses some 9 classes of Patented Chessmen. Scarce items. £35.00


4870. Pfleger (H.) & H.Metzing: Schach. Spiel, Sport, Wissenschaft, Kunst.

Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 1984. Large hardback, d/w, VG. 208pp., many photos and coloured plates, including art and chess pieces. Many topics are covered in this book. £16.00


4289. PHILIDOR. S.Boffa: Francois Andre Danican Philidor. La Culture Echiqueenne en France et en Angleterre au XVIIIe Siecle.

Moravian Chess (2010). New h/b, pictorial green glazed boards. 260pp. Includes 90 games with brief notes, bibliography, over 150 pages of text on Philidor's life. (A.) £25.00


3971. PHILIDOR: Allen (George): The Life of Philidor. Musician and Chess-Player. With a Supplementary Essay on Philidor as Chess-Author and Chess-Player by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa.

NY & Philadelphia, Frederick Leypoldt 1865. (Facsimile reprint by Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2001) New hardback. pp xii, 156. (No games.) £20.00


4178. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items including the Laurence I.Wood Collection.

New York, 6 Nov 1996. Sale catalogue, VG. 34pp., many illustrations, 115 lots with price estimates. £14.00


3005. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

13 May 1996. Sale catalogue, VG. 49pp., illustrations, 186 lots with estimates, including 23 book lots. £10.00


3140. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

15 May 1995. Sale catalogue. VG. 33pp., illustrations, 89 lots with estimates and price list. £12.00


2989. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

27 Nov.1995. Sale catalogue, VG. 39pp., illustrations, 117 lots with estimates. £12.00


3006. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

12 May 1997. Sale catalogue, VG. 39pp., illustrations, 115 lots with estimates. £12.00


4578. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess, including the Aad van den Bosch Collection.

20 November 2001. Sale catalogue. VG. 69pp., illustrations, 243 lots with price estimates, of chess sets from around the World, including quite a few novelty sets. No price list but results added in biro against lots. £15.00


4442. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess.

28 May 1998. Sale catalogue. F. 45pp., illustrations, 183 lots with price estimates, of chess sets, and some ephemera. £14.00


4577. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess.

15 May 2001. Sale catalogue. VG. 42pp., illustrations, 172 lots with price estimates and results list, of chess sets, a few books. Price results also added in biro against lots. £12.00


3716. Pritchard (D.B.): Popular Chess Variants.

Batsford 2000. p/b. VG. 143pp. Covers 20 of the most popular chess variants, most using standard pieces, and including Chinese & Japanese chess. (A.) £10.00


3711. Ree (H.): The Human Comedy of Chess. A Grandmaster's Chronicles.

Russell Ent., US 1999. 1st English Edn. p/b. F. 333pp. "A collection of Ree's longer articles...an excellent overview of the diverse events of the last decade" (Timman). Sections on Karpov v Kasparov, politics, history, matches & tournaments, miscellaneous, memories of Donner, Reshevsky, Tal and others. A few games. (A.) £13.00


1434. Reinfeld (F.): The Joys of Chess.

NY 1961. 1st Edn. Spine a little faded o/w G. 288pp. Over 70 annotated games, problems, quotations, articles. £10.00


24. Reinfeld (F.): The Treasury of Chess Lore.

Arco,1955. 1st Edn. G, d/w torn with loss at front. 306pp., plates. A huge collection of anecdotes, memoirs, history etc. £12.00


4759. Sakharov (N.): Shakhmatnaya Literatura SSSR. Bibliographiya (1775-1966).

Moscow 1968. 1st Edn. Original boards, G. 208pp. 1108 entries with bibliographical details of Russian chess literature. Some pencil ticks in the margins. £45.00


3305. Schafroth (C.): The Art of Chess.

Harry N.Abrams, NY 2002. Large square hardback, binding slightly bowed o/w VG,d/w. 176pp., illustrated throughout in colour with chess pieces and sets through history, a few paintings and prints from books. The author draws upon worldwide collections to tell the story of the evolution of chess pieces. £16.00


4690. Schmidt (L.C.): Dansk Arbejder Skak Forbunds Skaklitteratur.

Kobenhavn 1972. p/b. VG. 40pp. Bibliography on Danish workers chess. Limited to 160 copies. £40.00


4527. Schmidt (L.C.): Dansk Skakkatalog.

Kobenhavn 1973. p/b. VG. 183pp. 1116 items of Danish chess literature from 1230 to 1973 arranged in many categories, with indices of author, title, and subjects, a few articles, all in Danish. Limited to 300 copies. £35.00


2947. Schonberg (H.C.): Grandmasters of Chess.

Fontana p/b edn 1975. G. 277pp., photos. Biographies of famous players and a few games. A very entertaining read. £5.00


264. Schonberg (H.C.): Grandmasters of Chess.

Davis-Poynter 1974. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 317pp., photos. Biographies of famous players and a few games. A very entertaining read. £10.00


4121. Schuyer (E.H.) & E.J.Dijkstra: The Art of Chess. 15 Centuries Inspired by the Game of Chess.

11-17 June 1988 Galerie Verenigde Spaarbank, Amsterdam. Stichting Max Euwe-Centrum, 1988. Square p/b. F. 60pp. 24 exhibits of modern art pictures and chess pieces, with description of each, and introductory essay by Schuyer. Text in Dutch. £14.00


4669. Serruys (H.) & G.van Habberney: Belgian Chess Publications: An Annotated Bibliography.

2011. New p/b. 157pp. Coloured illustrations of book covers and title-pages. Full collations of all books and magazines plus profiles of Belgian chess personalities. £25.00


3263. Soltis (A.): Chess Lists.

McFarland, US 2002. 2nd Edn (enlarged & updated since 1984 edn.) Large p/b. F. 248pp. Sections include: Remarkable Games, Best (and Worse) Lists, Masters at Play, Fakes & Myths, Openings & Endings, Problems, Best Books & Novels, Movies. (A.) £25.00


3278. Soltis (A.): Soviet Chess 1917-1991.

McFarland, US 2000. Large h/b. F. 450pp., photos, bibliography, indexes, crosstables, numerous annotated games, many of which are little known in the West. (A.) A comprehensive work, much drawn from Soviet sources, combining both the chess and the politics of the time. £48.00


4840. Sosonko (G.): The World Champions I knew.

New In Chess 2013. New p/b. 238pp., photos, (no games.) Essays on world champions from Capablanca to Petrosian. £22.00


438. Spanier (D.): Total Chess.

Secker & Warburg, 1984. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 231pp. Chapters include the Soviet Mind, Jews, Politics, Women, Madness, Computers. £10.00


2107. Spanier (D.): Total Chess.

Abacus, 1986. p/b. G. 233pp. Chapters include the Soviet Mind, Jews, Politics, Women, Madness, Computers. £6.00


2726. Stamma (P.): Informationes Speculativae et Practicae ....Schach.

Varadini (1784.) Reprinted by Gambit, Romania 2000. p/b. F. 71pp. A facsimile reprint of LN 437, in Latin, the first chess book printed on the territory of nowadays Romania, with 4pp notes by Marian Stere. £12.00


28. Steiner (George): The Sporting Scene. White Knights of Reykjavik.

Faber, 1973. 1st book Edn. 67pp. VG,d/w. Steiner's memoir of the Fischer-Spassky match, seeking to "grasp the poetry, the monomania and the psychological enigmas of the chess mind" and the links with mathematics and music. £10.00


4844. Steinitz (W.): The Modern Chess Instructor. Part 1+ Part 2 Section 1.(All published.)

1889. Edition Olms, Zurich 1984. Facsimile reprint. pp xli, 193, viii,64. Steinitz explains some of his famous chess theories, analyses many openings, and INCLUDES THE GAMES FROM HIS MATCH WITH TSCHIGORIN, with his annotations, revised and amended from the International Chess Magazine. There was no separate publication on this match. Part 2 of this work was a small and very rare pamphlet published in 1895. This reprint is also scarce. £50.00


4438. Stere (M.): 4 facsimile reprints of old and rare Romanian chess books.

Gambit, Romania 2009. The books are printed in a limited edition of only 50 copies, flexi cover. Each copy is numbered and signed by the editor (Marian Stere).- arhiSAH #14 - A. LERNOVICI – “101” Probleme de sah, 1927. 57pp.- arhiSAH #15 - M[arin S.] A[NDREIAN] – Manualulu Amatorului Jocului de Sah, 1882. 36pp. - arhiSAH #16 - A. ALBIN – Amiculu Jocului de Schach, 1872. 42pp.- arhiSAH #17 - P. VASILESCU – Elementele Jocului de Sach, 1903. 96pp. £60.00


2725. Stere (M.): Fr. Rujitki. Giocul satranci, 1838. Prima lucrare de sah in limba romana. (The first chess work in the Romanian language.)

Gambit, Romania 1999. p/b. F. 87pp. A historical study and first full reprint of a chess manuscript, with cyrillic characters, and translation in modern Romanian. £12.00


4115. Stere (M.): Romania - A Bibliography of Chess.

Gambit, Bucuresti 2009. New hardback, illustrated covers. 301pp printed on quality shiny paper. Around 800 entries, of which 663 numbered (613 being distinct items). Front covers of most of the books and magazines are shown in colour. A comprehensive bibliography, covering all the Romanian chess books, magazines, regulations, tournament bulletins ever published, and most of the titles from literature and philately domain. Limited to 222 copies, each numbered and signed by the author. £60.00


4859. Stojnic (D.): An Overview of Serbian Problem Chess Literature 1992-2013. (An Annotated Bibliography.)

Belgrade 2013. p/b. 40pp., in English and Serbian. Limited to 60 copies. £14.00


736. Sunnucks (Anne.): The Encyclopaedia of Chess.

Robert Hale 1970. 1st Edition. VG,d/w. 587pp., photos. Contributors include Euwe, Penrose, Roycroft, Barnes, Hooper. The first encyclopaedia of chess in English. Includes results of major tournaments from 1950-68. £18.00


3863. TARTAKOWER. D.Lovejoy: Moral Victories. The Story of Savielly Tartakower.

Echo Publications, Australia 2008. p/b. VG. 285pp. A historical novel based on the life of Tartakower, incorporating all biographical facts known to the author, with some fictional elements added. The "End Notes" point to primary sources and indicate the fictional elements in the story. £12.00


4147. Taylor (A.): Chessmen Come to Life in Marostica. (Article in:)

National Geographic Magazine Vol.110, No.5. Nov. 1956. Large p/b, some paper loss to foot of spine o/w G. p.658-668 article and 10 coloured photos of a giant living chess game held in the mediaeval Italian town of Marostica, which recreated an event held centuries earlier. £10.00


29. Tevis (Walter): The Queen's Gambit.

No Exit Press, Harpenden, 1993. p/b. G. 286pp. A chess novel by the author of "The Hustler." £6.00


636. Tevis (Walter): The Queen's Gambit.

Heinemann 1983. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 261pp. Chess novel about a girl prodigy by the author of "The Hustler" and "The Man Who Fell to Earth." £20.00


3306. Thorpe (A.): The Bury and West Suffolk Chess Club 1867 - 1997. Foreword by S.Donald Ward.

Bishop Books, Suffolk 1997. Self-published in a Small Edition. 4to, imitation dark red leather, gilt lettering. VG. 108pp plus 4 appendices of facsimiles of the Minute books, Annual Accounts and Proceedings from 1867 to 1908. Includes illustrations and other facsimiles, club history, members & officers, selection of games, some from Blackburne's three visits to the club. A very well-produced club history. £20.00


4718. Tischbierek (R.) Ed: Schauspiel des Geistes. Marc Langs unglaublicher Rekord im Blindsimultanschach.

Exzelsior verlag, Berlin 2012. New p/b. 200pp., illus., 63 games, large section on Marc Lang who broke the blindfold simulateneous record with 46 games which are also included here, large section by Michael Negele on the history of blindfold chess including much additional material to the Hearst & Knott work. £24.00


427. Vida (Mark Jerome.): The Game of Chess. Done into English from the Latin of M.Vida & Printed by Richard Stanton Lambert...& Decorated with Woodcuts by Nell Lambert.

The Stanton Press, 1921. 4to (215 x 270mm) original cloth-backed boards, paper label on spine, VG. Elaborate wood-cut title-page and 6 plates, pp 61, finely printed with wide margins. EDITION LIMITED TO 250 COPIES, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY RICHARD STANTON LAMBERT. LN 4605. £130.00


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

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


2983. Wade, Whiteley & Keene: The World Chess Championship Botvinnik to Kasparov.

Batsford, 1986. Revised Edn. p/b. G. 298pp. Introductions and all games from 1948 to 1985, some annotated. (A.) £10.00


3163. Whyld (K.): Chess Christmas.

Moravian Chess, 2006. New hardback. 475pp. The book contains 17 articles by the late Ken Whyld, produced between 1985 and 2002 and sent by Ken to his friends as Christmas cards. The articles range from 7 to 60 pages long and are devoted to various themes from chess history. They include: The Story of Chess; Biobibliography List; Blackburnes Matches 1887, Letters on the History and Literature of Chess; Development of the Chess Problem; The Beginning of Modern Chess; The Chess Board; Cafe de la Regence; The Worst Chess Book in the World; A la recherche du temps perdu; Lasker the Composer; According to Hoyle; Cordingleys Cuts; Chess Texts in the English Language before 1850; Address to the Automaton Chess Player; The Meeting of the B.C.A. at Cambridge 1860; Chess in Literature. £30.00


2199. Whyld (K.): Chess Columns. A List.

Olomouc, Czech Rep.2002. Thick hardback, black cloth. F. 587pp. Comprises alphabetical list of worldwide serial publications that contain chess columns, with details of town, country, dates, editors, notes, sources, indexes of editors and towns. An amazing and indispensable work for historians and researchers. £35.00


30. Whyld (K.): Chess. The Records.

Guinness, 1986. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG. 176pp., many illustrations, some coloured. Gives records of world championship events, olympiads, major international tournaments, national and city championships, players. £8.00


2164. Whyld (K.) & C.Ravilious: Chess Texts in the English Language, Printed before 1850. An Annotated Bibliography.

Moravian, Czech Rep. 2003. Black cloth, gilt lettered. 189pp. Introduction, chronological listing with collation and notes, listing of newspapers and journals, index. £32.00


4858. Whyld (Ken): Simpson's, Headquarters of the World.

2013, published on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Ken Whyld Association. p/b. 46pp., coloured photos, selection of games, a hitherto unpublished text on Simpson's Divan by the late Ken Whyld. Limited to 250 copies. £15.00


3010. Whyld (Ken) Editor: Chess Reader. Volume I - VI. (1955-1966)

Ken Whyld Association / Moravian Chess, 2004. Hardback. F. This reprint of Vols.1-6 (in 1 volume) contains more than 500 book reviews by Ken Whyld and others. Also included are an appreciation of Ken Whyld by Tony Gillam, articles on William Winter, A.C.White "Xmas Books" & Overbrook Press series, and tournament books 1939-1956. £25.00


4879. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 2: 1868.

Chess Player 2013. New p/b. 137pp., a few illustrations, 134 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Limited to 100 numbered copies. £20.00


1062. Winter (E.): Chess Explorations. A Pot-Pourri from the Journal Chess Notes.

Cadogan, 1998. Repr. Large p/b. VG. 343pp., photos, some games, numerous anecdotes, quotes, miscellanea. (A.) £15.00


3277. Winter (E.): Chess Facts and Fables.

McFarland, US 2006. Large p/b. F. 385pp., illus, games & positions, comprehensive indexes, hundreds of entries selected from the chess historian's renowned "Chess Notes" series. (A.) £30.00


3281. Winter (E.): Kings, Commoners and Knaves. Further Chess Explorations.

Russell Ent, US 1999. p/b. F. 452pp., photos, games & positions, comprehensive indexes, hundreds of entries selected from the chess historian's renowned "Chess Notes" series. (A.) £16.00


4872. Winter (E.G) Editor: Chess Notes. Years 1-2, 4, 7-8.

Brighton, Jan 1982-1983, 1985, 1988-1989. 5 volumes, Large format, ring-bound, VG. Usually over 100 pages per year. Includes some games, numerous anecdotes, quotes, miscellanea, index to each year. (A.) Chess Notes resumed in 1993 as a syndicated column, then in New In Chess, and then online. (Separate years available at £30 each.) £100.00


648. Winter (E.G.) Ed: World Chess Champions.

Pergamon 1981. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG.185pp., photos. (A.) A chapter on each champion from Staunton to Karpov with one or two games, and full tournament and match records. £10.00