3217. -- BOOKS ON CHESS SETS, CHESS PIECES, AUCTION CATALOGUES: ***** THIS SECTION UPDATED 30 JUNE 2024 *****

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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


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


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


6051. Darlow (Mike): Turned Chessmen for Collectors, Players and Woodworkers.

Stobart Davies, Carmarthenshire 2004. Large p/b (21.5 x 28cm) VG. 168pp., many illustrations, most in colour, including drawings and designs for making chessmen. Includes a history of history with examples of chessmen, a gallery of sets made recently by six woodturners, chess piece symbols, designing chess sets, making chessmen. 35.00


149. Dennis (J.M.) & C.K.Wilkinson.: Chess: East and West, Past and Present. A Selection from the Gustavus A.Pfeiffer Collection (of Chessmen.)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 1968. Oblong p/b (18 x 20cm), slight wear and paper loss to spine o/w G. Introduction on history of chess, illustrations and descriptions of 108 chess sets, some in colour. 18.00


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, d/w. 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


4444. Hollander (Hans & Barbara): Schachpartie durch Zeiten und Welten. Mit Beitragen von Hans Krieger, Egbert Meissenburg.

Edition Braus, Hamburg 2005. Large heavy hardback (25 x 31cm) VG,d/w. 368pp., illustrated throughout with coloured illustrations mainly of chess sets, old and modern, also from paintings, prints and books. Covers chess in literature, pictures and chess pieces from the Middle Ages through to the 20th Century. A fine work. 45.00


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


6006. Linder (Dr.I.M.): Scachfiguren im Wandel der Zeit.

H.G.S., Moscow 1994. 1st Edn. Tall 8vo (15 x 27cm), VG,d/w. 288pp. 250 illustrations, mostly in colour, often double-page. A luxurious production on glossy paper. "The result of Dr.Linder's 30 year research into the history of chess pieces and its interrelation with world culture...based on a thorough study of private collections and museum pieces." 35.00


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


1875. Massmann (H.F.): Geschichte des Mittelalterlichen, vorzugsweise des Deutschen Schachspieles. Mit einem Nachwort von B.Richter.

Facsimile reprint der Ausgabe 1839. Schachverlag Horst Helten 1980. Green cloth, VG. pp viii, 222 facsimile of original work, (4) nachwort, plus 15 folding illustrations of chesspieces at end. 18.00


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. WITH: Set of 8 postcards of patented designs from 1849 to 1974. 25.00


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


3006. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

12 May 1997. Sale catalogue, VG. 39pp., illustrations, 115 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


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


2989. Phillips Auctioneers: Chess Sets and Related Items.

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


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


25. Wichmann (H.& S.): The Story of Chesspieces from Antiquity to Modern Times.

Hamlyn, 1964. 1st English Edn. Large 4to, black cloth, G, d/w (jacket frayed at edges.) 328pp., including 196 plates, some coloured. Text pages slightly yellowed as usual. A large and finely illustrated work, one of the best on chessmen. 30.00


2082. Williams (G.): Master Pieces. The Story of Chess: the Pieces, Players and Passion of 1000 Years.

Apple Press, 2000. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 160pp., numerous illustrations, mainly coloured, of chess pieces & art works. A very nice work. 15.00