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5816. --- LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column by Howard Staunton and others .)

1843 to 1910. Many large pages available. Each page has one or more games with notes, diagram(s), some news, and Staunton's answers to correspondents. Includes games of all the leading players of the period. Pages should be available in batches of 100 or more. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS AND SPECIAL DEALS. 0.00


528. 1911 SCHLECHTER-TARRASCH. Tarrasch (Dr.): Der Schachwettkampf Schlechter-Tarrasch auf dem Jubildums-Kongress des Kolner Schachklubs im Sommer 1911.

Leipzig 1912. 1st Edn. Original grey boards, VG, inside staples are rusty with one section partly loose. Frontispiece, pp xviii,1,136. 16 games from the match plus 36 from the Jubildums-Kongress des Kolner Schachklubs. LN 5054. 45.00


1585. Abbott (J.W.): 121 Chess Problems.

Jas. Wade, 1887. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, a few spots to back cover o/w VG. Frontispiece, 120 problems, followed by solutions. LN 2472. Prize inscription from Chess Editor, Leeds Mercury to J.Keeble for best chess solutions, Christmas 1886. With a stamp of the BCPS library to title-page. 100.00


5606. Anderson (A.): The Game of Draughts Simplified and Illustrated with Practical Diagrams.

Glasgow & New York, 1878. 3rd Edn., Revised & Extended by Robert McCulloch. Original plain brown cloth, worn at head and foot of spine, 2 pages loose. Frontispiece diagram, pp xxxii, 136. 20.00


2662. Baxter (C.R.): Chess Problems by the Late C.M.Baxter. Collected and Arranged by C.R.Baxter.

Winter, Duncan & Co., Dundee, 1883. 1st Edn. Original blue decorative cloth, small split on lower joint o/w VG. Frontispiece with mounted photograph of C.M.Baxter, pp (viii), 202, advert. 174 problems with solutions at end. LN 2456. Scarce. With a presentation inscription from the author to H.J.T. (H.J.Thomas, well-known in Scottish chess.) With a stamp of the BCPS Library to the title-page. 110.00


793. Bird (H.E.): Chess History and Reminiscences.

Dean & Son. n.d.(1893) 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, gilt, a little foxing on first and last pages otherwise a good copy. Portrait, pp xxiv, 138. LN 236. Includes sections on the origin of chess, the middle ages, the 19th century (chess clubs, chess masters), blindfold chess, habits and idiosyncracies of chess players. With a label of the ECF, Pollard Collection. 70.00


506. Bird (H.E.): Chess Masterpieces: Comprising a Collection of 150 Choice Games.

Dean & Son, 1875. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, lower cover is detached, corner cut from title-page. Additional title-page, (iv),140pp. Over 150 games from 1851 to 1874, index of players and openings. LN 3166. One of the scarcer of Bird's works. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection with his pencil signature above. 60.00


1408. BLACKBURNE (J.H.) Graham (P.A.): Mr.Blackburne's Games at Chess Selected, Annotated and Arranged by Himself. Edited, with a Biographical Sketch and a Brief History of Blindfold Chess by P.A.Graham.

Longmans, Green 1899. 1st Edn. Large octavo, original cloth, spine lightly sunned and frayed at top otherwise a good tight copy. Portrait, pp ix, 331, adverts. 407 games with brief notes, 28 problems, index of games. With 2 bookplates of the ECF/BCF, Golombek Collection, and pencil signature of Golombek. 70.00


4967. Blumenthal (O.): Schachminiaturen. Neue Folge.

Veit & Co., Leipzig 1903. Black cloth, crease down spine o/w G. pp vii,458. 400 problems by numerous composers. LN 2551. With a label of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by C.A.H.Russ. 50.00


4322. Brown (John): Chess Strategy: A Collection of the Most Beautiful Chess problems, composed by "J.B. of Bridport" and Contributed by him to the Chief Chess Periodicals during the Last Fifteen Years.

N.Trubner & Co., 1865. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, splits to joints o/w G. pp vi,errata page,118. Introduction and 174 problems with solutions at end. A "posthumous collection.... published solely for the benefit of the widow and orphans of its estimable author." LN 2409. A scarce book. With a bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by Mrs P.H.Williams. Also with a signature of Philip H.Williams. 150.00


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

Stroud 1911. Original purple cloth, nice copy. 220pp. 400 problems. Without Christmas slip. Christmas Series No.11. 65.00


441. Cook (W.): The Chess Players' Compendium. A Practical Guide to the Openings.

Hollings 1910. 5th Edn, with a New Supplement by Alfred Emery. Roy8vo, original green cloth, back inner hinge split otherwise good. pp (v),301, 31 (Supplement), advert pages. Includes indexes of players and authorities consulted. With a bookplate of the ECF collection. 18.00


847. EUCLID. (Alfred Crosskill): Analysis of the Chess Ending King and Queen against King and Rook by "Euclid." Edited by E.Freeborough.

Kegan Paul &c. 1895. 1st Edn. Original maroon cloth, gilt, small black number to foot of spine and cover otherwise very good. Coloured frontispiece, pp xii,120,(11). 2 stamps of the BCPS. LN 2187. The definitive work on this ending. 80.00


34. Freeborough (E.): Chess Endings, A Companion to Chess Openings Ancient & Modern.

Kegan Paul &c. 1891. 1st Edn. Original green cloth, slight edge wear otherwise good. 240pp. 547 diagrams. LN 2185. With signature of Philip H.Williams, Jan 1892, bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by Mrs. P.H.Williams. 30.00


244. Freeborough (E.): Select Chess End-Games from Actual Play.

Kegan Paul &c.1895. 1st Edn. Original dark red cloth, small black label on front cover o/w G. pp viii,86. 87 examples. With a stamp of the BCPS on title-page. LN 2188. 20.00


1198. Gittins (F.R.): The Chess Bouquet; or The Book of the British Composers of Chess Problems.

Feilden, McAllan & Co. 1897. 1st Edn. 4to (21 x 27cm) orignal red cloth, gilt, spine torn with some loss of cloth at head and foot, a few small stains on covers, binding a bit loose, the contents are good. Frontispiece, 257pp, errata, photos and biographies of British composers and prominent chess editors, 663 problems, essays on composing and solving. With a loose advertising sheet for the book. With a bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by Daphne MacLeod. A comprehensive and invaluable work. 100.00


5051. Keeble (J.): The Caduceus being a Collection of Chess Problems from the "Norwich Mercury" Inverse-Mate Tourney of 1908-1910.

Norwich 1910. 1st Edn. Small hardback, original purple cloth, faint black number to foot of spine o/w VG. pp (xvi), 123. 105 problems. LN 2602. A scarce book. Handwritten inscription on endpaper "Presented to the British Chess Problem Society by Mrs. P.H.Williams", with their stamps on endpapers. 80.00


2143. Klett (Ph.): Schachprobleme. Mit einer Einfuhrung in die Theorie des Schachproblems.

Veit, Leipzig 1878. 1st Edn. Contemporary black half leather, very rubbed, otherwise good. pp (vi), 227. 112 of Klett's problems. With a stamp of the British Chess Problem Society to title-page, old chess club label on endpaper. LN 2438. A leading exponent of the so-called Old German style of the problem art. 70.00


2193. Kotrc (J.) & K.Traxler: Schachprobleme aus den Jahren 1884-1910.

Published by the authors, Wien 1910. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth. G. 2 portraits, 46pp introduction, 110 problems of Kotrc, 137 of Traxler (two well-known Czech problemists), solutions, list of subscribers (89 copies.) With a problem solving prize label on endpaper. LN 2605. 60.00


3177. Lange (Max): Handbuch der Schachaufgaben.

Veit & Co., Leipzig 1862. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, gilt spine, small split on joint, inner hinges loose otherwise good. pp xvi, 616. A comprehensive work on problems, arranged systematically, including around 800 diagrams, and chapter on problem literature. LN 2402. With a signature of B.G.Laws. "From library of C.M.Fox, presented by T.R.D (Dawson) 1935." 120.00


1376. Longman (F.W.): Chess Openings.

Longmans, Green, 1874. 2nd Edn., revised and corrected. Original mauve cloth, faded on spine o/w G. pp xv, 64. LN 1808. There is a bookplate of Washington Jackson, Town Thorns. Jackson was an American merchant who moved to England in 1861 and Town Thorns is the mansion built for him, situated between Rugby and Coventry. The bookplate includes a dire Latin warning to book thieves. 35.00


254. Mason (J.): Social Chess. A Collection of Short & Brilliant Games with Historical and Practical Illustrations.

The Field & Queen (Horace Cox), (1901). Original maroon cloth, gilt, stamped 1901 on front cover, slight edge wear o/w G. xv,174pp., 2 plates. Includes 131 annotated games. LN 3196. With two bookplates of the ECF/BCF, Diggle collection, with his signature. 18.00


3729. Mieses (J.): Chess Endings from Modern Master-Play. Edited, with Notes.

Routledge, (1901). 2nd Edn. Sm8vo, original purple cloth, slightly stained on edges o/w G. pp xi,115, adverts. 30 endings from named games. LN 2195. A scarce work. With small label of the ECF collection. 18.00


3602. Miles (J.A.): Chess Gems: Some of the Finest Examples of Chess Strategy, by Ancient and Modern Masters.

E.W.Southwood and the Editor, Fakenham 1878. (2nd Edn.) Roy8vo, bound in a later brown cloth, VG. Frontispiece, pp (10), 736 problems printed two to-a-page, with solutions at end, index of authors, list of subscribers accounting for 118 copies. Occasional foxing. LN 2401. With a bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, from the bequest of Robert McWilliam. The 1st Edn was published in 1860 and was a much smaller work. The work is invaluable as a means of tracing the rise and progress of the art of problem composition. 120.00


4725. Miles (J.A.): Poems and Chess Problems.

The Author, Fakenham, Norfolk 1882. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, a little marked or scuffed otherwise good. Frontispiece diagram, pp (iv),116, including 50 problems, selection of poems (only a few on chess), list of subscribers. LN 2465. The copy of P.H.Williams, with bookplate of BCPS, presented by Mrs.P.H.Williams, also a small card of Mr.T.B.Rowland. 100.00


844. Miller (J.W.) Editor: The American Supplement to the "Synopsis" containing American Inventions in the Chess Openings: together with Fresh Analyses in the Openings, since 1882.

W.W.Morgan, 1885. 1st Edn. Roy8vo, original blue pictorial cloth, partly split on joints, endpapers torn o/w G. pp 91, plus adverts and sample issue of Chess Player's Chronicle. Not separately listed in LN catalogue. With small bookplate of ECF, Pollard Collection. 40.00


914. Montigny (A.): Stratagems of Chess, or a Collection of Critical and Remarkable Situations, Selected from the Works of Eminent Masters, Illustrated on Plates.

T.& J.Allman, London 1817. 3rd English Edn. Sm.8vo, old half leather, covers are loose. Internally good. Engraved plate, pp 150, 69. Includes120 engraved diagrams of endgame studies. With a stamp and label of the British Chess Problem Society. LN 2157. Priced low due to poor binding 60.00


828. Morgan (M.): The Chess Digest, containing the Moves of Over 15,000 Games Systematically Arranged under the Various Openings.

Philadelphia, 1901-03. Volumes 1-3 (of 4), quarto size (20 x 28cm), original maroon cloth, gilt, 2 vols rubbed on spine, one back cover stained, otherwise good. pp 472, 446, 518. "Practically including All Games Played in the Leading Tournaments and Matches from 1850 to 1902. Together with Names of Players and References to All the Tournament Books and Periodicals in which the Games have been Reported." A VALUABLE REFERENCE WORK. LN 1879. With bookplates of the ECF, Wade collection. 100.00


601. Pearson (A.C.): One Hundred Chess Problems, with Chess Puzzle Frontispiece.

Civil Service Printing & Pub.Co. 1883. 3rd Edn. Original purple cloth, gilt, very small plastic label to foot of front cover otherwise VG. Green & red printed frontispiece, pp (viii), 104 problems plus solutions. Presentation inscription from Pearson on endpaper. A label of the BCPS on endpaper, presented by Mrs. P.H.Williams. LN 2444. 80.00


779. PERIODICAL: The Chess Monthly.: Edited by L.Hoffer & J.H.Zukertort. Vol.I.

London, Sept.1879 - Aug.1880. Roy8vo, Original grey cloth, some wear to head and foot of spine o/w G. pp iv (title & index), 384. 79 annotated games, endgame section by B.Horwitz, 122 problems, letters, and news etc. 80.00


268. Pierce (J.& W.T.): Chess Problems.

Longmans Green 1873. 1st Edn. Original green cloth, slight edge wear o/w VG. Frontispiece, pp xii,381. 301 problems, from two to six movers. The subscribers list accounts for 130 copies. LN 2421. With a bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by Mrs. P.H.Williams. A scarce book. 100.00


4323. Pierce (J.& W.T.): Supplement to Chess Problems. Containing in Part I all the Incorrect Positions in "Chess Problems" Revised & Corrected... and in Part II Additional Problems, Entirely New.

Longmans Green 1874. 1st Edn. Original cloth-backed printed blue boards,slightly rubbed otherwise good, small black label to foot of front cover. Frontispiece, 90pp. 58 problems with solutions at end. LN 2422. With a stamp of the British Chess Problem Society and a presentation inscription from Mrs. P.H.Williams. 65.00


2473. Pierce (James & W.Timbrell): Pierce Gambit, Chess Papers and Problems.

Trubner & Co. 1888. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, slightly marked and rubbed otherwise good. Stamp of British Chess Problem Society on title-page. Frontispiece, pp (viii),227. Includes 134 problems, analysis of the Pierce Gambit, and various articles mainly concerning problems, and list of subscribers. LN 1839. A scarce work which appears in various binding colours. 100.00


1371. Pierce (James & W.Timbrell) Editors: English Chess Problems. Parts I & II A Selection of the best Problems by English Composers...Part III A Set Specially Composed for this Work.

Longmans, Green & Co. 1876. 1st Edn. Thick 8vo, plain dark green cloth, small splits on joints otherwise VG. Coloured frontispiece, pp xvi,(2),683, (1) advert. 608 problems, followed by solutions. Includes list of subscribers. LN 2423. A substantial work. With a bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by F. Bonner Feast in 1937. 120.00


808. Preti (J.): ABC des Echecs. Deuxieme Edition augmentee de Nombreux Exemples Pratiques et d'une Classification Methodique des Debuts par Numa Preti suivi de 126 Problemes d'Echecs Inedits.

Paris, N.Preti, 1895. Contemporary dark red half leather, back inner hinge cracked, joint partly split, leather rubbed o/w G, a prize label on front cover (2nd prize F.R.Gittins - the author of Chess Bouquet). Large folding table of openings, pp viii,356. Includes 101 miniature games, 126 problems, numerous "fin de partie", openings etc.. LN 948. With a bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by F.Bonner Feast. 50.00


1377. Rowland (T.B. & F.F.): Chess Fruits: A Selection of Direct Mate, Self-Mate, Picture and Letter Problems, Poems, and Humourous Sketches... Popular Games by Leading Players and others of General Interest.

The Authors, Dublin, 1884. 1st Edn. Original red cloth with black ruling and lettering, slight wear to head and foot of spine, two minor stains to covers otherwise very good. pp 172, (4) adverts. Includes a list of subscribers. LN 2463. 100.00


2389. Rowland (T.B. & F.F.): The Problem Art, a Treatise on How to Solve and How to Compose Chess Problems, Comprising Direct-Mate, Self-Mate, Help-Mate, Retraction, and Conditional Problems.

Mr. & Mrs. T.B.Rowland, Dublin 1887. 1st Edn. Original red cloth, spine darker with number at foot, small black label to foot of front cover o/w G. pp viii,82. LN 2480. With inscription of Philip H Williams, and a bookplate of the British Chess Problem Society, presented by Mrs P.H.Williams. 80.00


4328. STEINITZ. Edited by C.Devide.: A Memorial to William Steinitz. Containing a Selection of his Games.

G.P.Putnam's, NY & London 1901. 1st Edn. Original blue cloth, G. Portrait, pp vii, 99, advert page. Biographical sketch, c.70 annotated games. Dates written against some games in pencil or red ink. LN 3198. With two bookplates of the ECF/BCF, Golombek collection, with his signature in pencil. 80.00


1230. Stubbs (C.F.) Publisher: Canadian Chess Problems.

C.F.Stubbs, St.John, N.B., Canada, 1890. Small 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering. VG. 224pp. 206 problems with solutions at end. LN 2506. With a stamp of the BCPS Library on title-page, A scarce book. 100.00


642. Tomlinson (Charles): Amusements in Chess: I.Sketches of the History. Antiquities and Curiosities of the Game. II.Easy Lessons...Selection of Games. III...Problems.

John W.Parker, 1845. 1st Edn. Original cloth, spine gilt, some sections loose otherwise good. With a label and stamp of British Chess Problem Society. pp ix,352, adverts. Includes chapters on chess writers and players, the automaton chess-player, including illustrations, the knight's tour, blindfold chess. LN 4540. 120.00


3418. Walker (W.Greenwood): A Selection of Games at Chess, actually Played by the Late Alexander M'Donnell... with his Principal Contemporaries; including the Whole of the Games Played by De La Bourdonnais and M'Donnell....Selected and Arranged by William Greenwood Walker.

Thomas Hurst, 1836. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, crudely rebacked with plain grey tape, internally good. pp viii, 280. Numerous games of McDonnell, including many played at odds, 5 from his match with W.Fraser (1831), and 84 from the six matches with La Bourdonnais (1834). An appendix gives the 3 games from match W.Lewis - Deschapelles (1821), and at end is a 3 page List of Subscribers. William Walker was secretary of the Westminster Chess Club and personally recorded most of McDonnell's games, including the great match series with La Bourdonnais. LN 3144. A very scarce work. With bookplate of ECF, Diggle Collection. 200.00


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 blue/green cloth, waterstain to foot of covers o/w G. pp (xl),272. Text in English, French and German. LN 2590. With a small label of the ECF, Pollard collection. 25.00


2720. Winter-Wood (E.J.): Chess Souvenirs, A Collection of 104 Chess Problems.... To which is added The Unexpected Guest, A Chess Tale.

W.W.Morgan Jun., 1886. 1st Edn. Sm8vo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered, good, but missing the title-page (photo copy provided). viii,136,(8) adverts. 104 problems, mainly two-movers, and 30 page chess poem by T.Winter-Wood. A scarce book. LN 2471. Two hand-written problems have been added to the endpapers. Once the copy of Philip H. Williams with his name stamps, and presented by his wife to the British Chess Problem Society. 80.00