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5459. ---: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column by Howard Staunton, Wormald, and Duffy.)

261 large pages from the 1870's. 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. CAN ALSO BE SOLD IN TWO LOTS - PLEASE INQUIRE. 320.00


5458. ---: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column by Howard Staunton.)

258 large pages from the 1860's. 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. CAN ALSO BE SOLD IN TWO LOTS - PLEASE INQUIRE. 320.00


5455. ---: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column by Howard Staunton.)

189 large pages between 1843 and 1849. Most pages have one or more games with notes, diagram(s), some news, and Staunton's answers to correspondents, some have a problem only. Includes games of all the leading players of the period. 180.00


5454. ---: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column by Howard Staunton.)

374 large pages from the 1850's. 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. This is quite a large portion of all the chess pages printed in the 1850's. CAN ALSO BE SOLD IN TWO OR THREE LOTS - PLEASE INQUIRE. 450.00


5460. ---: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column edited by J.W.Abbott.)

238 large pages from 1900-1910. Each page has one or more games with notes, diagram(s), some news, and the editor's answers to correspondents. Includes games of all the leading players of the period. These pages are rarely found as a collection. CAN ALSO BE SOLD AS TWO LOTS - PLEASE INQUIRE. 350.00


5457. ---: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column edited by J.W.Abbott.)

260 large pages from the 1890's. Each page has one or more games with notes, diagram(s), some news, and the editor's answers to correspondents. Includes games of all the leading players of the period. These pages are rarely found as a collection. CAN ALSO BE SOLD AS TWO LOTS - PLEASE INQUIRE. 350.00


5456. ---: Illustrated London News pages. (Chess column mostly edited by P.T.Duffy.)

434 large pages from the 1880's. Each page has one or more games with notes, diagram(s), some news, and the editor's answers to correspondents. Includes games of all the leading players of the period. This is a large portion of all the chess pages printed in the 1880's, and they are rarely found as a collection. CAN ALSO BE SOLD AS TWO OR THREE LOTS - PLEASE INQUIRE. 550.00


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

Dean & Son, 1875. 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, some spine and edge wear. Additional title-page, (iv),140pp. Small pencil marks to pages. Over 150 games from 1851 to 1874, index of players and openings. LN 3166. One of the scarcer of Bird's works. 50.00


31. Bird (H.E.): The Chess Openings, considered Critically and Practically.

Dean & Son, n.d.(1878.) 1st Edn. Original red cloth, gilt lettering and chessboard on front cover, spine slightly faded o/w G. Folding plate, pp xvi, 248. Includes many illustrative games and list of subscribers. This book was issued in a number of different colour cloth covers. 70.00


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 sides, spine is missing. Portrait, pp ix, 331. 407 games. Priced low due to poor binding 20.00


33. Cook (W.): Synopsis of the Chess Openings. A Tabulated Analysis.

Simpkin Marshall 1888. 4th Edition, with Additions & Emendations. Original brown cloth, covers marked o/w G. 142pp. Some foxing. LN 1818. 16.00


3276. Du Mont (J.): Chess Openings Illustrated. I. Centre Counter.

Bell, 1919 1st Edn. Original pictorial cloth, G. 75pp. 31 illustrative games. LN 1935. 14.00


959. GRECO. Hoffmann (Prof.L.) (Translator & Editor): The Games of Greco. With a Bibliography of Greco by J.A.Leon.

Routledge 1900. 1st Edn. Sm8vo (115 x 150mm) original purple cloth, some wear to edges, new endpapers, a tight copy. pp xxiv,246, adverts. Includes 77 games and 13 endgames. A scarce work, the first on Greco in English since Lewis's work of 1833. LN 398. 65.00


1317. Hoffer (L.): Chess.

Routledge, 1904. 5th Edn. Original red cloth with man and lady playing chess on front cover, a bit marked o/w G. x,246pp., adverts. 8.00


3600. Mason (J.): Chess Openings. (Edited by L.Hoffer.)

The Field & Queen (Horace Cox) n.d.(c.1915.) 3rd Edn. Original cloth, G. pp xx,132. This edition not in LN 1955 catalogue. 14.00


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, VG. xv,174pp., 2 plates. Includes 131 annotated games. LN 3196. 20.00


3108. Mason (J.): The Art of Chess.

Horace Cox, 1898. 2nd edn, revised & enlarged. Original blue cloth, gilt, wear to spine edges o/w G. Portrait, pp xvi,423. Covers many end games, combinations, and openings. LN 1114. 18.00


1842. Mason (J.): The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice.

H.Cox 1902. 4th Edn., Revised & Enlarged (Reprinted.) Original maroon cloth, gilt, VG. Portrait, pp viii,330. 20.00


958. Moffatt (W.): Memorable Chess Games, Brilliants, and Miniatures, with Notes, Queries, and Answers.

Stroud 1913. Original purple cloth, faded area on front cover o/w good. Pencil ticks against games. 189pp. 321 games arranged by opening. PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR AND LIMITED TO 365 COPIES ONLY. LN 3212. A scarce book. 75.00


1799. Pruen (Thomas) & Philidor: An Introduction to the History and Study of Chess; with Copious Descriptions.... To which is Added The Analysis of Chess of Andre Danican Philidor. The Whole Simplified and Arranged in a Manner Entirely New, by an Amateur.

Cheltenham, Printed by H.Ruff. 1804. 1st and Only Edition by Pruen. Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine gilt-ruled with black title-label. A nice copy. Without the frontispiece as often found. pp xii, 314. LN 607. A scarce edition of Philidor, but also including other interesting chapters on the history of chess, the powerful effects of chess on the mind and passions, chesspieces, famous players and books on chess, Franklin's Morals of Chess, laws and practical play etc.. 200.00


755. Sarratt (J.H.): The Works of Damiano, Ruy Lopez, and Salvio, on the Game of Chess.

T.Boosey, 1813. 1st Edn. Original boards, with later spine, top joint cracked, page edges uncut. Half-title, pp xviii,382, (2) adverts. Includes "The Elements of the Art of Playing without seeing the Board." LN 362. Sarratt began the process of making available in English the whole inherited literature of chess (beginning with this work.) (Eales,Chess The History.) PLEASE NOTE THAT TITLE-PAGE AND 22 PAGES ARE MISSING AND SUPPLIED IN FACSIMILE WHICH ARE BOUND IN, HENCE THE PRICE 40.00


324. Staunton (H.): The Chess-Player's Handbook.

Bell, 1885. Reprint. Original red patterned cloth, head and foot of spine worn, slightly faded, o/w G. Coloured frontispiece, pp viii,518, adverts. Blue scribble on last page. LN 746. 28.00


921. Wallis (E.): 777 Chess Miniatures in Three. Introduction by P.H.Williams and Hints to Solvers by A.N.Brayshaw.

E.Wallis, Scarborough (1908). 1st Edn. Narrow 8vo, original pinkish cloth (usually in blue) G. pp (xl),272, errata slip. Text in English, French and German. LN 2590. 30.00


3110. Young (F.K.) & E.C.Howell.: The Minor Tactics of Chess. A Treatise on the Deployment of the Forces in Obedience to Strategic Principle.

Chatto & Windus, 1895. 1st UK Edn. Small 8vo, original brown cloth. VG. Frontispiece, pp 221. 20.00