3217. -- BOOKS ON CHESS SETS, CHESS PIECES, AUCTION CATALOGUES: ***** THIS SECTION UPDATED 28 OCT 2023 *****

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975. Behrends (R.): Kunstlerische Schachfiguren aus zehn Jahrhunderten.

Insel verlag, Leipzig 1963. Pictorial boards, slight wear to spine o/w VG. 67pp., including 45 plates of chesspieces. Previous owner name stamp on endpaper. 12.00


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

26 Oct.2004. Sale catalogue, cover split on spine o/w VG. 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. 12.00


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


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


4441. Bonhams Knightsbridge Auction: Chess, Playing Cards and Games.

14 Oct 2008. Sale catalogue. 65pp., with lot descriptions, estimates and price list. The large majority of lots are chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. A nice catalogue. 15.00


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

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


5907. Bonhams Knightsbridge Auction: Fine Chess Sets and Games.

17 Jan 2011. Sale catalogue, VG. 53pp., 193 lots with descriptions and estimates. Includes a few lots of playing cards, games and books, and many chess sets illustrated throughout in colour. A nice catalogue. 15.00


2466. Gizycki (J.): A History of Chess. (Edited by B.H.Wood).

Abbey Library, 1972. First English Edn. Large hardback, VG,d/w. 375pp., many illustrations, including colour plates. First published in Polish in 1960. For this English edition B.H.Wood has added a new chapter on Anglo-Saxon aspects of the game and thoroughly revised the original text. Includes sections on chess and art, in poetry & prose, mathematics, famous people who played chess etc..This 1972 edition is much superior to the 1977 reprint, the paper being of better, whiter quality, and the coloured plates being mounted. The d/w is also different. With a bookplate of the ECF, Golombek collection. 28.00


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... 20.00


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

Studio Vista 1968. 1st Edn. VG. 84pp., many illus. Includes large section on modern sets. 12.00


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

A.Barker 1950. 1st Edn. 4to, original cream cloth, VG. 160pp including 61 plates. By the renowned London dealer and collector who helped in the building of some famous chess set collections. With a label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 28.00


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

Batsford 1985. 1st Edn. Large format, VG, d/w. 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. 60.00


13. Keene (R.): Chess An Illustrated History.

Phaidon, Oxford 1990. 1st Edn. Large format, VG,d/w (jacket spine is faded). 128pp., many fine coloured illustrations, including chessmen, old photos, paintings etc. With a small label of the ECF, Ravilious collection. 20.00


502. Liddell (Donald.M.): Chessmen. With the Collaboration of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer and J.Maunoury.

White Lion, 1976. A facsimile reprint of the 1937 1st Edition. Large format, VG, d/w (small nick on spine). 171pp. Many plates illustrating chess sets, chapters on all types of chessmen and their history. A pioneering work on the subject. 25.00


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

Octopus, 1973. A reprint of the 1968 edition in slightly larger format. 4to, VG,d/w. 97pp., numerous illustrations, many coloured. 7.00


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

Venezia, 1993. Large p/b, VG. 24pp., 52 line illustrations of chesspieces. Published as a Supplement to "Scacchi e Scienze Applicate." The author, a Senior Examiner at the British Patents Office, discusses some 9 classes of Patented Chessmen. Scarce item. 18.00


3141. Phillips Auctioneers: Antique and Later Chess Sets and Related Items.

16 May 1994. Sale catalogue. VG. 33pp., illustrations, 123 lots with estimates. 12.00


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


3006. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

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


2989. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

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


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


4204. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess.

9 Nov 1999. Sale catalogue. G. 40pp., illustrations, 156 lots with price estimates, of chess sets, a few books, pictures and ephemera. 12.00


192. Schuyer (E.H.): Het Schaakspel in de Kunst en Cultuurhistorie.

Bussum,Netherlands,1968. 1st Edn. Pictorial card covers, paper a little yellowed o/w G. 88pp., many plates of chessmen, paintings and prints not seen in other works. 12.00


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. VG. 60pp. 24 exhibits of modern art pictures and chess pieces, with description of each, and introductory essay by Schuyer. Text in Dutch. 14.00