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5502. ---: Lyubimaya igra shakhmaty.

Moscow 1968. 1st Edn. VG. 224pp., photos, about 30 annotated games, problems. Appears to concern chess amongst the military in Russia as most photos show players in uniform. £7.00

3746. ----: Shakhmaty Eshegodnik. (Year Book) 1960.

Moscow, 1962. VG. 496pp. Includes 146 annotated games. £14.00

4273. ----: Shakhmaty za 1951-1952. (Year Book.) Ed: L.Abramov.

Moscow, 1953. Original cloth-backed boards, G. 244pp. Includes tournament results, 61 annotated games, endgames and studies. LN 3362. £18.00

5219. ----: Shakhmaty za 1954. (Year Book) Ed: L.Abramov.

Moscow, 1955. Original cloth-backed boards, VG. 368pp. Includes 92 annotated games, crosstables. £20.00

5461. ---- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: TAL, PETROSIAN, SPASSKY AND KORCHNOI. By A.Soltis: Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi. A Chess Multibiography with 207 Games.

McFarland, USA 2019. Large hardback. 394pp. This book describes the intense rivalry—and collaboration—of the four players who created the golden era when USSR chess players dominated the world. More than 200 annotated games are included, along with personal details—many for the first time in English. (A.) £55.00

5035. Aagaard (J.): Attacking Manual. Volume 1 Basic Principles.

Quality Chess 2008. 1st. p/b. F. 264pp. Numerous games show how the best players in the world attack, including exercises. (A.) £10.00

3798. ADORJAN (A.): Black is Still OK!

Batsford 2004. p/b. F. 224pp. Encourages a positive attitude with the black pieces, with recommended openings and many illustrative games, many by Adorjan. (A.) £9.00

3077. Avery (B.D.): Correspondence Chess in America.

McFarland, US 2012. Repr. p/b edition. F. 287pp. 233 games, some annotated. A detailed chronological account. (A.) £30.00

5489. Barden (L.) & W.Heidenfeld.: Modern Chess Miniatures.

Routledge 1960. 1st Edn. G, d/w (torn with paper loss on spine). 148pp. 161 games arranged by opening. "Varied and entertaining." (J.Grefe.) Signed by Leonard Barden on endpaper. £12.00

347. Barden (L.) & W.Heidenfeld.: Modern Chess Miniatures.

Dover, 1977. Repr. p/b, VG. 148pp. 161 games arranged by opening. "Varied and entertaining." (J.Grefe.) £6.00

710. Burgess (G.): The Quickest Chess Victories of All Time. An Encyclopaedia of Chess Opening Disasters from 1575 to the Present Day.

Cadogan 1998. p/b. VG. 224pp. Contains over 2000 games of 13 moves or less arranged by opening. (A.) £14.00

53. Chernev (I.): The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played.

Dover 1992. Repr. p/b, VG. 279pp. 62 annotated games. £7.00

982. Chess Informant: 640 Best 64 Golden Games.

Beograd 1996. p/b. VG. 302pp. 640 games without notes being the best 10 games from Informants 1-64. Includes coloured caricatures of top players. £15.00

592. Clarke (P.H.): 100 Soviet Chess Miniatures.

Bell 1963. 1st Edn. VG, with the classic Bell jacket. 174pp. 100 annotated games mostly from the 50's & 60's. £15.00

3704. Cordingley (E.G.R.) & K.Whyld: The Chess Students Quarterly. Vol.I - VI (Nov 1946 - Mar 1952). (With) Match Bronstein vs. Boleslavski, Moscow 1950.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2007. Hardback. 569pp. 356 games, many annotated, 14 games of B-B match, opening theory, book reviews, various lists of books for sale. A facsimile reprint of the complete run of CSQ which was produced on an off-set litho printing machine. It was intended to be complimentary to the two major British chess magazines, giving additional games and analysis, but no news or problems. The original issues are very scarce. £27.00

1051. Divinsky (N.): Around the Chess World in 80 Years. A Statistical Study of all the Great Chess Masters of 1870-1950 including all the Games Played between the Top Six.

Vol.1 & 2. BCM Quarterly 5 & 8. 1961/65. p/b's, VG. pp 85, 100. 82 annotated games, photos, tables etc.. £24.00

60. Du Mont (J.): 200 Miniature Games of Chess.

Routledge 1941. 1st Edn. G. 287pp. Games from all eras, lightly annotated and arranged by opening. £8.00

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

1497. Eales (R.G.): Cambridge Chess.

Chess SC (1978) 1st. p/b. VG. 92pp. 64 annotated games. Cambridge University Chess Club, with a strong emphasis on the 1970's. Presentation inscription from Barry Wood (B.H.Wood). £12.00

4557. Edwards (Jon): Sacking the Citadel. The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice.

Russell Ent., US 2011. p/b, stain on page block edge o/w VG. 400pp. Entirely on Greco's Greek Gift sacrifice Bxh7+ followed by Ng5+ and a Queen attack on h7. Starts with a chapter on the Life & Times of Giaocchino Greco, several on art of attack and combination, contemporary theory, followed by 308 annotated games from 1620 through to 2009, 30 test positions, bibliography, indices of openings, asset combinations, players. (A.) £20.00

541. Eggink (L.G.) & W.A.T.Schelfhout.: Partij Verloren.

Amsterdam 1947. 1st Edn. Original black cloth, G. 220pp., portraits, 64 games. A memorial of Dutch chess players killed during World War 2. The main chapters are about Salo Landau and Arnold van den Hoek, the strongest players besides Euwe. £20.00

205. Estrin (Y.) & I.Romanov.: The World Champions Teach Chess.

A & C Black 1988. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 208pp. (A.) An anthology of writing from Steinitz to Kasparov, including selection of annotated games and biographical material. £12.00

565. Euwe (Dr.M.): From Steinitz to Fischer.

Beograd 1976. 1st. Large p/b, slight cover wear o/w G. 223pp. 600 games with languageless notes. Biography and playing record of each World Champion. (A.) £8.00

514. Euwe (M.): Bobby Fischer and his Predecessors in the World Chess Championship.

Bell 1976. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 200pp. 74 annotated games. A comparison of Fischer's play with previous World Champions. £14.00

3223. Fauber (R.E.): Impact of Genius. 500 Years of Grandmaster Chess.

ICE, Seattle 1992. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 389pp. Over 200 games with notes. 500 years of chess, covering all the famous players, including many biographical details and interesting anecdotes. (A.) £20.00

2850. Fine (R.): The World's a Chessboard.

McKay, US 1948. 1st Edn. VG, with an attractive jacket. 323pp. 50 annotated games from the 1940's, each with an introduction with anecdotes and inside accounts. £20.00

4661. Forster (R.): The Zurich Chess Club, 1809-2009. Foreword by Vladimir Kramnik.

McFarland, US 2011. New hardback. 436pp., numerous photos, selected games and compositions. Founded in 1809, the Zurich Chess Club is the world’s oldest chess organization. This historical text examines how the club, a driving force behind Swiss chess, also became a major player on the international chess scene. Includes the history and development of the club, its outstanding members and its memorable activities. Its historical tournaments are covered in-depth, including the 2009 jubilee festivities. (A.) £45.00

3547. Gerzadowicz (S.): Thinkers' Chess. A Compendium of Games.

Thinkers' Press, US 1995. 1st. p/b. F. 151pp. 27 games of amateurs annotated by US correspondence chess master, including humour, tips for improvement etc. (A.) £7.00

5533. Giddins (S.): 50 Essential Chess Lessons. A Modern Look at 50 Immensley Instructive Chess Battles.

Gambit 2006. Repr. Large p/b, F. 159pp. "Throughout the emphasis is on identifying helpful 'mini-rules'., and each game is followed by a recap of the main lessons to be learned." (A.) £10.00

5534. Giddins (S.): 50 Ways to Win at Chess. Brilliant and Instructive Games, Explained in User-Friendly Fashion.

Gambit 2007. 1st Edn. Large p/b, F. 175pp. Each game illustrates an important winning method. (A.) £10.00

388. Harding (T.): Winning at Correspondence Chess.

Batsford 1996. p/b. VG. 176pp. (A.) Includes biographies and games of leading CC players. £7.00

5463. Harding (T.D.) Ed: Games of World Correspondence Chess Championships I - VII.

Batsford, 1979. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (jacket slightly faded on spine). 152pp. "Contains over 700 games", with informator-style notes, and full crosstables of the seven events and preliminary groups played between 1950 & 1976. (A.) £10.00

2641. Harding (T.D.) Ed: Games of World Correspondence Chess Championships I - X.

Batsford, 1987. Revised Edn. VG,d/w (jacket slightly faded on spine). 246pp. "Contains virtually all of the 1000 or so games played", with informator-style notes, and full crosstables of the ten events and preliminary groups played between 1950 & 1984. (A.) £16.00

4708. Harding (Tim): Eminent Victorian Chess Players. Ten Biographies.

McFarland, US 2012. New large p/b. 400pp., many illustrations from old photos and drawings., over 160 games, many annotated. Includes 6 appendices including career records and career of Mephisto, extensive chapter notes, bibliography, indices of images, opponents, openings, general index. (A.) Comprises the biographies of Captain Evans, Staunton, Lowenthal, Bird, Skipworth, Steinitz, Blackburne, Zukertort, Burn, Gunsberg. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also provided. £32.50

1651. Hartston (W.R.): The Guinness Book of Chess Grandmasters.

1996. 1st. Large p/b, VG. 224pp., many photos, biographies of leading players, 292 famous games. (A.) £10.00

4065. Hearst (E.) & J.Knott: Blindfold Chess: History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records and Important Games.

McFarland, US 2009. Repr. Large p/b. F. 445pp., 62 photographs, diagrams, appendices, bibliography, indexes. (A.) This work provides the first extensive coverage of blindfold chess from its earliest known instances through the present day. It describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess's greatest players - including Paulsen, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Réti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand, Kramink and Morozevich, who play in regular tournaments with all players blindfolded. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold chess, the benefits of playing blindfold, and a readable summary of psychological research on blindfold chess ability are also included. Appendices offer a chronology of world-record simultaneous blindfold performances since the 18th century, and proposed rules for serious simultaneous blindfold play. £35.00

1093. Heidenfeld (W.): Draw! Edited with a Foreword by John Nunn.

Allen & Unwin, 1982. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 216pp. 70 annotated games spanning 100 years, all exciting draws. Completed by John Nunn after Heidenfeld's death. (A.) Uncommon. £25.00

273. Horowitz (I.A.): Chess: Games to Remember.

Pelham 1973. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w, inscription on endpaper. 266pp. A collection of 261 best games from 1960-1971. £12.00

152. Ingram (L.C.): The Cream of Tournament Chess. Part 1 (All Published). 50 Games from the Tournaments of 1851-1878.

Chess SC, 1948. Printed paper wrappers. 75pp. G. (A) & (D). LN 3340. £9.00

4347. Jones (R.H.): 60 Years in the Same Room. A History of the Paignton Chess Congress.

Keverel Chess Books, 2010. p/b (17x24cm), VG. 157pp., 80 pictures (8 in colour), 27 charts and cross-tables, 60 games, some annotated by famous players or hitherto unpublished. A detailed story of the event itself from 1951 to the present day, sketches of ten personalities connected with the congress in some way, including Golombek, B.H.Wood, Rowena & Ron Bruce, Ritson Morry, Michael Adams & Keith Arkell, a chapter on the remarkable Singer family whose magnificent home became the venue of this annual event. (A.) £16.00

463. Karpov (A.): The Semi-Open Game in Action.

Batsford 1988. 1st. p/b. VG. 126pp. (A.) Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann & Pirc. Includes many complete annotated games, mainly from 1984-87. £6.00

4921. Kasparov (G.): Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess. Part 1 Revolution in the 70s.

Everyman 2007. Large red hardback, silver lettering on spine. VG. 416pp., 103 annotated games, a survey of the huge advances in opening theory during the 1970s and beyond, including the opinions of 28 world experts. (A.) Uniform with his series "My Great Predecessors." £20.00

3648. Kasparov (G.) with D.Plisetsky: My Great Predecessors. Part 1.

Everyman 2003. Repr. Large hardback, F,d/w. Numerous games annotated by Kasparov of the best games of previous World Champions from Steinitz to Alekhine. (A.) £20.00

402. Kasparov (G.) with D.Plisetsky: My Great Predecessors. Parts 1-5.

Everyman 2003-6. 1st Edns. 5 volumes, large red hardbacks, silver lettering on spines, VG, d/w's. Numerous games annotated by Kasparov of the best games of previous World Champions from Steinitz to Fischer, with his opinions of their play and historical background. (A.) £80.00

364. Keene (R.) & N.Divinsky.: Warriors of the Mind. A Quest for the Supreme Genius of the Chess Board.

Hardinge Simpole 1989. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 342pp., photos. (A.) An objective ranking list of the 64 strongest players of all time, with short biographies, stylistic descriptions, and over 80 annotated games. £14.00

302. Keene (R.) Ed.: Learn from the Grandmasters.

Batsford 1998. New Edn. p/b. VG. 160pp. 14 players annotate one of their own best games and one that they have found most instructive. Includes Tal, Korchnoi, Larsen, Timman, Speelman, McShane. (A.) £7.00

2845. Keene (R.) Ed.: Learn from the Grandmasters.

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. p/b. G. 120pp. 14 players annotate one of their own best games and one that they have found most instructive. Includes Tal, Korchnoi, Larsen, Timman, Szabo, Stean, Gufeld, Kavalek. £7.00

3344. Koltanowski (G.): Chessnicdotes. Vol.1 & 2.

Chess Enterprises, US 1978-81. 2 vols, p/b's, VG. 100pp each., illustrations, numerous anecdotes, 106 complete games, some by Koltanowski. (A.) £28.00

871. Konig (I.): Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik. A Century of Chess Evolution.

Bell 1952. Repr. Wear to spine corners o/w G. 202pp. 107 annotated games arranged by openings. £12.00

520. Konig (I.): Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik. A Century of Chess Evolution.

Dover 1977. Reprint of 1952 work. p/b, front endpaper removed, pen notes and marks to some pages o/w G. 202pp. 107 annotated games arranged by openings. £5.00

1202. Lasker (Ed.): Chess Strategy.

Bell, 1931. Repr. G. 282pp. 48 illustrative games mostly from 1908-14. £10.00

4097. Leach (C.): Chess in the USSR 1945-72. Part 3. Sicilian Defence I.

1994. p/b. VG. 76pp. 214 games with languageless notes. (A.) Includes closed Sicilian games and open games where black plays 2...Nc6, 4...Nf6 and 5...d6. £7.00

683. Levy (D.): Learn Chess from the World Champions.

Pergamon 1984. Repr. p/b, VG. 206pp. A collection of writings by world champions from Philidor to Karpov, plus 34 games annotated by them. £12.00

600. Levy (D.) & K.O'Connell: Oxford Encyclopaedia of Chess Games. Vol.1 1485-1866.

OUP 1981. Only Edn. VG, d/w. 527pp. Some 4000 games plus openings and players index. (A.)Originally pub at £40. No more volumes were published. £25.00

1285. Lombardy (W.): Snatched Opportunities on the Chessboard.

Batsford 1973. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 340pp. 200 quick victories in master games mostly from the 1960's, grouped by openings. Includes an article pasted to front endpapers concerning corrections to the book. £12.00

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

1392. Napier (W.E.): Paul Morphy and the Golden Age of Chess. Ed: Horowitz.

McKay, NY 1957 1st Edn. VG,d/w. Portrait, 288pp. Numerous games with introductions and anecdotes, from the 1830's to 1920's. £18.00

4255. Nunn (J.): Understanding Chess Move by Move.

Gambit 2001. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG. 240pp. 30 games from the 1990's, with the emphasis on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games. (A.) £13.00

4378. Padsalgikar (Tamannacharya): The Game of Chess (Native and Western Methods). Originally Published in the Marathi Language.

Sangli, India, March 1941. English Version by Vijay D.Pandit, Mumbai Oct.2009. The Chess Player, Nottingham 2009. New p/b. 136pp. Includes information on Indian tournaments, mainly of the 1920s and 1930s and 18 brief biographies of Indian players, most unknown in the West, with a selection of games, and a bibliography of Indian chess books up to 1941. (A.) Limited to 100 numbered copies. £18.00

4042. Pandolfini (B.) Ed:: The Best of CHESS LIFE & REVIEW. Vol.1 1933-60 and Vol.2 1960-88.

Fireside Book, US 1988. 1st Edn. 2 thick volumes, p/b's, a very good set. 611 & 583 pages, pictures, selection of games. All the best articles, games, tournament reports and news from over 50 years of America's famous magazine. Includes a lot of Fischer coverage of course. (A.) £40.00

624. Reinfeld (F.): A Treasury of British Chess Masterpieces.

Chatto & Windus 1950. 1st Edn. Cloth split on top joint, edge wear, internally G.. 244pp. 100 annotated games by British players from 1798 to 1947. £7.00

145. Reinfeld (F.): British Chess Masters Past and Present.

Bell 1947. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 93pp. 52 annotated games from 1821 to 1946. £8.00

1073. Reinfeld (F.) & I.Chernev: Chess Strategy and Tactics. Fifty Master Games Selected and Annotated.

Black Knight Press, NY 1933. 1st Edn.Original dark maroon cloth, slightly bowed o/w G. 101pp., 3 plates. A scarce work. £20.00

141. Reti (R.): Masters of the Chess Board.

Bell 1933. 1st English Edn. Small split on one joint, some wear to covers, some underlining to text. 211pp. 66 games, biographies and styles of the great masters from Anderssen to Alekhine. "One of the finest works on the game." (Another copy. Same Edn. Spine slightly faded o/w G. £14.00) £8.00

1993. Reti (R.): Modern Ideas in Chess. Translated by John Hart.

Bell, 1923. 1st English Edn. Foxing on page block edge as usual, but a VG bright copy. 183pp. Discusses the ideas and styles of all the great players from Morphy to Tartakower, with illustrative games. A classic work. £15.00

1306. Romanovsky (P.): Chess in Russia. The Players and their Games. Forewords by Botvinnik & Alexander.

Soviet News, London 1946. Large format, pictorial wrappers, VG. 53pp., photos, 18 annotated games, biographies, articles, page of facsimile autographs. £18.00

3911. Romanovsky (P.): Mittelshpill plan.

Moscow 1960. 1st Edn. VG. 263pp. Includes many annotated games and positions on middlegame play. £10.00

1516. Sprecher (S.): Schachkunst in der UdSSR. Ubersetzt aus dem Russischen von P.Pschebilski.

Wien, 1947. 1st German Edn. Spine torn with loss of paper, some pencil notes o/w internally good. 208pp., 51 annotated games (from 1944-47), photos, tournament tables. £14.00

712. Stahlberg (G.): Chess and Chessmasters. Trans & Ed: H.Golombek.

Bell 1955. 1st English Edn (with additional sections not in the Swedish edn.) VG,d/w. 131pp. A section on the leading Masters from Lasker onwards with 44 annotated games. "May be regarded as a sequel to Reti's Masters of the Chessboard." Scarce work. £28.00

137. Steiner (L.): Kings of the Chess Board 1948. A Selection of 26 Games from Saltsjobaden, Budapest, Carlsbad & London.

M.Goldstein & H.Falconer, New South Wales (1949). 1st Edn. Original cloth, d/w (slightly frayed), small faint waterstain through lower pages o/w G. 58pp. Includes an outline of Steiner's European Tour of 1948 and a brief description of the styles of 22 masters he met. A scarce item. £25.00

3862. Stohl (I.): Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces.

Gambit 2009. New Enlarged Edn. Large thick p/b. VG. 447pp. 62 outstanding games from 1993 to 2007 annotated in depth in an instructive manner by Slovakian GM, with summary of important lessons at end of each game. (A.) £15.00

2549. Tarrasch (Dr.S.): Die Moderne Schachpartie.

Leipzig 1916. Olms Reprint, Zurich 1980. VG, d/w (small edge crease). 455pp. 223 annotated games from the early 1900's arranged by openings. £20.00

2693. Tartakower (Dr.S.) & J.Du Mont.: 500 Master Games of Chess.

Dover reprint, 1975. p/b, VG. pp 665, plus index of players. All games with notes and arranged by opening. An unsurpassed selection of games ranging over 150 years. £15.00

5284. Tartakower (S.): The Hypermodern Game of Chess. (Translated by Jared Becker.)

Russell Enterprises, USA 2015. Large new p/b. 411pp., illustrations, 108 annotated games from 1914-1925. The first English language translation of Tartakower's highly acclaimed work "Die Hypermoderne Schachpartie" (2nd Edn, 1925). With an emphasis on opening theory, there are also essays on strategy, tactics, endings, history and other chess-related topics, all presented in Tartakower's wonderful writing style. (A.) £30.00

2802. Timman (J.): The Art of Chess Analysis.

RHM, NY 1980. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 216pp. 24 outstanding games from the 1970's analysed in great detail. (A.) A renowned work. £10.00

266. Wade (R.G.): Soviet Chess.

(1968). Hardinge Simpole reprint 2002. p/b, VG. 288pp. A good reference work including over 120 games, biographical material, tournament tables, modern study composers, problems etc.. £12.00

2983. Wade, Whiteley & Keene: The World Chess Championship Botvinnik to Kasparov.

Batsford, 1986. Revised Edn. p/b. G. 298pp. Introductions and all games from 1948 to 1985, some annotated. (A.) £10.00

135. Watts (W.H.): Chess Masterpieces. A Collection of Selected Games by World's Masters with Annotations.

Daily News (1924.) Original printed wrappers, G. 58pp., photos, 50 games. £16.00

813. Wenman (P.): Games from Monte Carlo. Vol.1 (all published.)

Whitehead & Miller, Leeds 1945. 1st Edn. VG. 87pp. 50 games from the 1901 to 1904 tournaments. £12.00

1431. Wenman (P.): Gems of the Chess Board.

Pitman 1945. 5th Edn. p/b, VG,d/w. 57 annotated games. £6.00

352. Wenman (P.): One Hundred Chess Gems.

Leeds 1945. 5th Edn. VG,d/w (torn with loss on spine). 144pp. 100 games with brief notes, mainly from 1890's to 1910. (Also: 3rd Edn. 1942. larger size p/b. G. £7.00) £6.00

5014. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 3: 1869.

Chess Player 2014. New p/b. 181pp., a few illustrations, 161 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Limited to 100 numbered copies. £20.00

5385. Winsen (Joost van): Mackenzie, Mason &Co. Chess in New York between 1866 and 1880. Part 5: 1871-72.

Chess Player 2018. New p/b. 143pp., illustrations, over 110 annotated games with sources given, comprehensive indices. Why did George H. Mackenzie visit Chicago and Cleveland early in 1871? Which Russian player played several matches in New York in 1872? Why did the match between General Congdon and Captain Mackenzie have an unsatisfactory conclusion, and which club rose from the ashes in 1872? This book, with more than 110 games, features not only the story of the leading masters of the metropolis, but also of neglected players. Limited to 100 numbered copies. £19.95