3846. --- BIBLIOGRAPHIES (BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS OR LISTING BOOKS ON CHESS.): ***** THIS SECTION UPDATED 24 MAY 2017 *****

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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


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


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. 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 and estimates. 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


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


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


4357. Drajic (D.): An Overview of Yugoslavian Chess Literature. (An Annotated Bibliography). I. Period 1886-1952.

Belgrade 2010. Hardback, slightly bumped corners o/w VG. 105pp. First 48 pages are in English, with introduction, summary of chess literature classification, sources, pre-war books and periodicals, Yugoslavian chess literature 1946-1952, index. The remaining part is in Serbian. Limited to 300 copies. 22.00


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


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. 40.00


5053. Hohne (H.) & G.Rohl: Editors: Schach-Bibliographie. Verzeichnis der in der Deutschen Bucherei und der Universitatsbibliothek Leipzig vorhandenen Schachliteratur.

Leipzig 1960. 1st Edn. Original card covers, top edge slightly frayed o/w VG. 61pp. Bibliography of German chess literature published to coincide with the Leipzig Chess Olympiad, the books divided into various categories. 40.00


1482. Kieler Schachkatalog 2000.: Katalog der Schachbibliotheken W.Massmann und G.Meyer in der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesbibliothek, Kiel. Bearbeitet von Horst Luders und Christine Mohle.

Kiel & Gottingen, 2000. Royal 8vo, red cloth, gilt, F. pp xviii,603,(2). In all 8360 entries, with collations, divided into various subjects, and large author, title, place, name and subject indexes. This catalogue contains books up to the 1990's, whereas the Linde-Niemeijeriana catalogue only goes to 1954. (I was told the edition was limited to 300 copies.) 60.00


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. 35.00


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


4519. Lasa (von der): The Catalogue of von der Lasa's Collection of Chess Books Published in Wiesbaden in 1887. A reprint with an English Translation of v.d.Lasa's Preface by Robert Sherwood.

Caissa Editions, US 2011. Quarto p/b, spiral bound. 6 page preface, 168 page facsimile of the German catalogue, printed two pages to a sheet. Includes over 3000 books arranged alphabetically. The original title "Verzeichniss meiner Sammlung von Schriften uber das Schachspiel" was limited to 75 copies. 20.00


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


4944. Monte (P.J.): 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


4395. PHILIDOR: Sanson (C.): Analyse du Jeu des Echecs par A.D.Philidor.... et du Traite de Greco.

Garnier Freres, Paris, 1891. Old quarter leather, spine very rubbed. Foxing throughout. pp xxxiii, (iii), 498, 6 (table of contents). Includes 68 games of Philidor, bibliographies of editions of Philidor & Greco, Catalogue of the chess library of C.Sanson. This dated edition not in LN 1955 catalogue. 75.00


5054. Schmid (A.): Tschaturangavidja. Literatur des Schachspiels. Gesammelt, Geordnet und mit Anmerkungen.

Wien 1847. Facsimile reprint Leipzig 1975. VG. 402pp. A bibliography of chess books, including comments. 45.00


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


5061. Serruys (H.) & G.van Habberney: Belgian Chess Publications: An Annotated Bibliography.

2011. New hardback with d/w. 157pp. Coloured illustrations of book covers and title-pages. Full collations of all books and magazines plus profiles of Belgian chess personalities. This hardcover edition is limited to 50 copies signed by the authors. 80.00


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


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

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


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


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


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