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

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


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


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


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


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


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. (Also: 1st Edn. 1992. Hardback, VG,d/w. 25.00 ) 18.00


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

OUP, 1984. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (scratched on back). 407pp. A comprehensive encyclopaedia. This edition includes some entries, game scores and compositions not used in the 2nd edn. (Another copy: G, no d/w. 17.00) 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


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


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