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5297. ---: Caissa. Journal of Chess and Board Game History.

2. Jahrgang No.1. Verlag Chaturanga, 2017. Large format. 86pp., illustrated throughout. Articles in German and English. A high quality journal of chess and board game history. List of contents can be sent on request. £15.00

5422. ---: Shakhmaty in English. (Translation of Shakhmaty v SSSR). Editor-in-chief: Hanon W.Russell.

Woodmont, Connecticut, USA. Vol.1 No.6 Dec 1965 through to Vol.2 No.5 Nov 1966, plus No.7 Jan 1967. 13 issues bound in one volume (23 x 28cm) dark blue cloth, VG. Most issues with 20 to 24 pages. Includes articles, news, photos, annotated games, problems and studies. Small stain on four pages at end. Includes index for 1965. English descriptive notation is used. This short run periodical ended with Vol.2 No.10. Any issues are very scarce. Di Felice, Chess Periodicals 2428. £50.00

4618. ----: My previous printed chess book catalogues (from about 1998 to 2012):

- I have a very small number of the following printed catalogues available at £1.00 each: 68,67,66,64,63,61,58,55,54,52,50,44,42,40,38,35 (Antiquarian),32,31,30,29,28,26,25,24,22, 21,20. A few catalogues may have some small pen marks. These catalogues might be of bibliographical interest. £0.00

5447. ---- RECENTLY PUBLISHED: Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Vol.V. No.20.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 2019. New h/b. 576pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Tournament Research 1900-1908 by Tony Gillam (the first of a number of articles intending to list all the major tournaments and tournament books from 1900 to 1939, including newly found games) 183 pages; Biography of Edward Alberoni, Unknown French-American player; Forgotten chess tournaments - Wiener Meister-Turnier 1882; Three Classical Chess Matches Williams v Harrwitz, 1846-1853; Great Chess Players series: Staunton, Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine, Capablanca, including newly published games, Continental Correspondence Tournament 1894-1898 Part Four; Women's Chess- Louisa Fagan Pt.4 1902, Chess Women Notes; Chess Miscellany Nos.476-500; Chess reviews on Menchik and Sultan Khan books; Corrections of "Chess Columns"; Chess Problems; 501 games in all. Contributors: Vlastimil Fiala, Tony Gillam, Alain Pallier, Paul Brown. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £30.00

5362. -----: Owner's Manual Instruction Booklet. Model VSC Voice Sensory Chess Challenger.

Fidelity Electronics, Florida. (c.1980) Oblong booklet, VG. 30pp. £7.00

5355. -----: The Year Book of Chess, 1913. Edited by E.A.Michell.

F.Hollings, 1914. Original red cloth, spine and edge faded. 290pp. Covers the leading events of the previous year in detail, with results, many selected annotated games, statistics, problem section, chess club directory, game and opening indexes etc. £20.00

3990. .: KARL International. The Cultural Chess Magazine.

1/2008. Editor: Harry Schaak, Frankfurt. (No more published). 68pp., photos, some games. KARL has been published in German since 2001. This is the pilot issue of the English language KARL International, concentrating on German Chess Olympiads, including articles on Hamburg 1930, Munich 1936, Siegen 1970, a preview of Dresden 2008, interviews with Uhlmann, Hecht and Bischoff. £7.50

3854. 1972 FISCHER - SPASSKY: Edmonds (D.) & J.Eidinow: Bobby Fischer Goes to War. The True Story of How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time.

Faber 2004. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 302pp., illus. "Reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller." The authors had access to previously unreleased documents and numerous interviews with many of the central players. (No games.) (Also: p/b edition. VG. £8.00) £12.00

435. 1993 KASPAROV-SHORT. Lawson (D.): The Inner Game.

Macmillan 1993. 1st Edn. VG, d/w. 249pp. The inside story of the 1993 Kasparov-Short match written in an incisive and entertaining style by a close friend of Short. 20 games without notes at end. £8.00

3. Assiac. (H.Fraenkel.): Adventure in Chess.

Turnstile Press, 1951. 1st Edn. G. 192pp. A collection of articles, now enlarged, from the author's column in the New Statesman. With cardboard chess set at back intact and unused. £8.00

221. Assiac. (H.Fraenkel.): The Delights of Chess. With Drawings by Vicky.

MacGibbon & Kee 1960. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (jacket faded on spine as usual). 268pp. An anthology of games and anecdotes, including on famous players and a number of British players such as Alexander, Clarke, Golombek, Penrose, Barden. £10.00

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.) £27.00

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

Insel verlag, Leipzig 1963. Pictorial boards. VG. 67pp., including 45 plates of chesspieces. £30.00

2949. Betts (D.A.): Chess. An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in the English Language 1850-1968.

Facsimile reprint of 1974 edition, Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2005. Thick heavy hardback bound in red cloth. pp xix, 659. Divided in subject areas, each entry with collation and often notes, and large index by author and title. The most important work of its kind for this period. The original edition and the Chess Player reprint are both very scarce and expensive. £34.00

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

Dean & Son. n.d.(1893) 1st Edn. Original brown cloth, gilt, VG. 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. £80.00

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

5439. Boyer (J.): Jeux d'Echecs non Orthodoxes.

J.Boyer, Paris 1951. 1st Edn. p/b, covers rubbed, paper yellowed. 100pp. 49 chapters on chess variants with diagrams. LN 4823. £12.00

2. Brace (E.R.): An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess.

Hamlyn, 1977. 320pp., diagrams. VG,d/w. 1st Edn. Over 2000 entries. £9.00

5290. Branch (W.S.): The History of Checkers from its Earliest Known Date - its Evolution and Growth. Specially Written for Pittsburg Leader, Oct.1911 - Apr.1912.

Transcribed by Ken Whyld, Gainsborough, 2003. Large format, slide binder, plastic cover, VG. 40pp. Limited Edition of 40 numbered copies. A series of weekly articles first published in the "Pittsburg Leader". The checker editor comments that this "is the first complete and comprehensive history of draughts ever printed." Checkers is of course the American name for draughts. £20.00

2272. British Chess Magazine.: Index of Chief Contributions 1880-1930.

Leeds, 1931 (photocopy.) 15pp. Includes large list of obituaries, references to tournaments and matches, book reviews, articles etc. £5.00

1725. Cessolis (Jacobus de): The Game of Chess. Translated and Printed by William Caxton c.1483. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Copy at Trinity College, Cambridge, with an Introduction by N.F.Blake.

The Scolar Press, 1976. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES. Folio (200 x 290mm, 8 x 11.5in.) bound in canvas, leather label to spine. A fine copy. 6pp introduction, c.168pp facsimile in old English type with over 20 fine woodcuts. £120.00

1500. Chicco (A.) & G.Porreca: Dizionario Enciclopedico Degli Scacchi.

Milano, 1971. 1st Edn. Thick hardback, VG, d/w, with card slipcase. Many plates of black & white photos, 579pp. A little foxing. A large encyclopaedia. £45.00

189. Cockburn (A.): Idle Passion. Chess and the Dance of Death.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1975. 1st UK Edn. VG,d/w. 248pp. An exploration of the culture and fascination of chess, drawing from many sources. Includes sections on Morphy, Fischer, Marcel Duchamp, the chess novels of Nabokov and Zweig, "splendors and miseries of the great chess champions", etc. £12.00

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

1876. Davidson (H.A.): A Short History of Chess.

Greenberg, NY 1949. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (slight wear on corners). 228pp., 4 plates. The author states that he knows of no other history of chess being published in the U.S. before this one. £30.00

4432. Deasey (Mick) & Guy Lyons: The British Chess Company, Stroud and London.

2010. CD book (not a printed book). 64 pages. Contents include: History of the Company, their various chessmen (Royal, Staunton, Xylonite etc), boxes, patterns & pieces, chess boards, books & publications, price guide etc. With numerous illustrations, many coloured and in great close up detail of the pieces, pages from old publications etc. The British Chess Company was a small enigmatic business which started around 1890 and continued for just about 15 years but in this short time had established a legacy of high quality, interesting and collectible chess sets. "A great deal of effort has gone into the preparation of this first rate work. An important aspect of the disk is the clarity of the illustrations and the reproduction of contemporary prints and adverts. In particular is the excellent quality of the photos illustrating the variety and quality of the BCC chessmen." (Gareth Williams review.) £20.00

3300. del Rio (Ercole): The War of the Chessmen. La Guerra degli Scacchi, o sia Il Re de'Giuochi. Edited & Translated by Christopher Becker.

Caissa Limited Editions, US 1984. F. pp lxi, 184. This is the first publication of a manuscript by del Rio written around 1800 but unpublished until this edition in 1984. The original Italian plus English commentary added by Professor Christopher Becker who has added a long scholarly introduction which traces the early development of chess and explains the place of this work in chess history. Limited to 700 numbered copies. £21.00

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. (Reissue by H.Abrams). Square hardback, near Fine, d/w. Introduction on history of chess, illustrations and descriptions of 108 chess sets, many in colour. (Also: p/b copy, little wear to spine o/w G. £18.00) £28.00

3822. Depasquale (C.): My 60 Memorable Columns. Editor: Cathy Chua.

Chess World, Victoria 1995. p/b. VG. 123pp., 60 of the author's columns from the Melbourne newspaper "The Age" between 1990-95, most including a game or position, all of them memorable, entertaining or amusing. (A.) £18.00

5317. Di Felice (G.): Chess Competitions 1824 - 1970: An Annotated International Bibliography of Books, Bulletins, and Programs.

Moravian Chess 2014. New hardback. 554pp. The bibliography is divided into five parts, part one is devoted to individual tournaments, part two to individual matches, part three to team tournaments, part four to team matches and part five is devoted to correspondence competitions. The book is completed by a list of sources and a general index of competitions. £36.00

4374. Di Felice (G.): Chess Periodicals. An Annotated International Bibliography, 1836-2008.

McFarland, US 2010. Large p/b. 349pp. A comprehensive reference work containing 3163 entries and many cross-references. Information for each entry includes year and country of publication, frequency, publisher, editors, subject, language, alternate titles, holdings in chess libraries. Part 1 is Magazines, Bulletins, Newsletters; Part 2 Miscellaneous Publications such as Yearbooks, Handbooks, Almanacs, Calendars, Directories etc. Includes general index of periodical titles and index by country. £32.00

2902. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1747-1900. A Comprehensive Record with 465 Tournament Crosstables and 590 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2009. Repr. large p/b. 235pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Has 135 more crosstables than Gaige Vol.1. £40.00

3146. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1901-1920. A Comprehensive Record with 860 Tournament Crosstables and 375 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2006. New large p/b. 321pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Has 85 more crosstables than Gaige Vol.2-3. £40.00

3245. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1921-1930. A Comprehensive Record with 940 Tournament Crosstables and 210 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2006. New large p/b. 342pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Has 130 more crosstables than Gaige Vol.4. £40.00

3407. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1931-1935. A Comprehensive Record with 1,065 Tournament Crosstables and 190 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2006. New large p/b. 410pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. This volume now extends beyond the 4 vol Gaige work which ended with 1930. £40.00

3637. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1936-1940. A Comprehensive Record with 990 Tournament Crosstables and 125 Match Scores.

McFarland, US 2007. New large p/b. 380pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. This volume now extends beyond the 4 vol Gaige work which ended with 1930. Many obscure events are included as well as the major tournaments. £40.00

3956. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1941-1946. A Comprehensive Record with 810 Tournament Crosstables and 80 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2008. New large p/b. 366pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. An invaluable record as the famous 4 vol Gaige work stopped at 1930. Many obscure events are included as well as the major tournaments. £40.00

3957. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1947-1950. A Comprehensive Record with 980 Tournament Crosstables and 155 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2008. New large p/b. 485pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. An invaluable record as the famous 4 vol Gaige work stopped at 1930. Many obscure events are included as well as the major tournaments. £40.00

4293. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1951-1955. A Comprehensive Record with 1620 Tournament Crosstables and 144 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2010. New large p/b. 596pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £40.00

4294. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1956-1960. A Comprehensive Record with 1390 Tournament Crosstables and 142 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2010. New large p/b. 572pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £40.00

4905. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1961-1963. A Comprehensive Record with 938 Tournament Crosstables and 108 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2013. New large p/b. 444pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £40.00

4906. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1964-1967. A Comprehensive Record with 1204 Tournament Crosstables and 158 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2013. New large p/b. 556pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £40.00

4908. Di Felice (G.): Chess Results 1968-1970. A Comprehensive Record with 854 Tournament Crosstables and 161 Match Scores, with Sources.

McFarland, US 2014. New large p/b. 444pp. Includes indexes of events, players, sources. Lists the results of men's chess competitions all over the world. £40.00

723. Divinsky (N.): The Batsford Chess Encyclopaedia.

Batsford 1990. 1st Edn. Large format. VG, d/w. 247pp., photos, crosstables of major tournaments, biographies, over 100 great games etc. £18.00

4357. Drajic (D.): An Overview of Yugoslavian Chess Literature. (An Annotated Bibliography). I. Period 1886-1952.

Belgrade 2010. Hardback, slightly bumped corners o/w VG. 105pp. First 48 pages are in English, with introduction, summary of chess literature classification, sources, pre-war books and periodicals, Yugoslavian chess literature 1946-1952, index. The remaining part is in Serbian. Limited to 300 copies. £22.00

4495. Drajic (D.): An Overview of Yugoslavian Chess Literature. (An Annotated Bibliography). II. Period 1953-1967.

Belgrade 2011. Hardback. 120pp. First 56 pages are in English, with introduction, some additions to the first volume, details of books, periodicals, bulletins, programmes and games collections, index. The remaining part is in Serbian. Limited to 300 copies. £15.00

4691. Drajic (D.): An Overview of Yugoslavian Chess Literature. (An Annotated Bibliography). IV. Period 1980-1991.

Belgrade 2012. Hardback. 169pp. First 82 pages are in English, with introduction, a few additions to earlier volumes, details of books, periodicals, bulletins, programmes, index. The remaining part is in Serbian. Limited to 150 copies. £18.00

2939. Dunne (A.): Great Chess Books of the Twentieth Century in English.

McFarland, US 2005. New p/b. 208pp. An objective look at the best chess books of the 20th Century, including bibliographical details, description and author information, and reasons for the books importance. Includes one or two books for most years 1901-2000. £29.00

4. Edwards (R.) & R.Keene.: The Chess Player's Bedside Book.

Batsford, 1975. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 149pp., photo plates. Interesting articles by various authors. £7.50

5480. Ellen (Barrie E.): Catalogue 52. Chess & Draughts, New and Secondhand Books.

2000/2001 p/b, stapled. 42pp., over 2000 items, small print. I believe this was Barrie's final catalogue. £5.00

3961. Evans (L.): This Crazy World of Chess.

Cardoza Publ, NY 2007. p/b. F. 294pp. 101 recent dispatches from Larry Evans' newspaper column which "blend instruction with entertainment. Intrigues, scandals, conspiracies, shady dealings and fascinating tidbits galore." Includes much on Fischer. Also some games! (A.) £9.00

2971. Falkener (E.): Games Ancient and Oriental and How to Play Them.

1892. Dover edition 1961. An unabridged and corrected republication of the 1st Edn. p/b. G. Plates and text-illustrations, pp iv,366. Includes Chinese, Japanese & Indian chess, draughts, backgammon, magic squares including the Knight's Tour, games of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome etc. £15.00

4645. Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Spring 16/2011.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. August 2011. New h/b. 542pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Early Yates (1884-1907), New Steinitz, New Court Gazette; Biographies & games of Chigorin pt2, Lilienthal, Saburov; Forgotten chess tournaments - Redcar 1865-66, Dublin 1865, Birmingham 1899, 3 Matches Williams v Harrwitz 1846-1852; miscellaneous pieces on Edge-Fiske letters on Morphy, Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Steinitz etc., with unknown games, Correspondence chess, Sonja Graf, Chess research and miscellany, Contents list of Quarterly Vols.1-8. 500 games in all. Contributors: Fiala, Gillam, Hilbert, Harding, Negele, Ruch, Gorodin, Pallier. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £28.00

5278. Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Vol.V. No.17.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 2016. H/b, one corner bumped o/w VG. 634pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Early Career of F.D.Yates, second part (1907-1908) 92 pages, Biographies & games of Chigorin pt.3, W.Maczuski, Forgotten chess tournaments - 10th District of Columbia Championship Tournament, Spring 1939; International Tournament of Graz 1890; Matches Dubois v Wyvill 1845-46; Euwe v Keres 1939-40; Staunton, Morphy, Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Steinitz etc., with unknown games, Continental Correspondence Tournament 1894-1898 First Part; Women's Chess- Louisa Fagan Pt.1 1899; Contents of QCH Vol.9-16; Chess research and miscellany, 1916 Rice Memorial Problem and Endgame Tournament 1916; 413 games in all. Contributors: Fiala, Gillam, Hilbert, Ansel, Zavatarelli, Bottlik, Pallier. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £25.00

5300. Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Vol.V. No.18.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 2017. New h/b. 591pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Early Career of F.D.Yates, third part (1908-1909) 80 pages, Walbrodt in Havana 1893; Biographies & games of Chigorin pt.4, Girolamo Tassinari, A.W.Donegan; Forgotten chess tournaments - History of the District of Columbia Chess Championships 1929-1938; Matches Mackenzie v Reichhelm for US Champ 1866, Two Intercity matches Brno v Vienna 1923; Great Chess Players series: Staunton, Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine, Capablanca, with unknown games, Continental Correspondence Tournament 1894-1898 Second Part; Women's Chess- Louisa Fagan Pt.2 1900, Chess Women Notes; Chess Miscellany Nos.426-450; Chess reviews on Walter Penn Shipley and Blackburne books; Corrections to Di Felice Chess Results Project Part 1; 363 games in all. Contributors: Fiala, Gillam, Zavatarelli, Pallier, Binnewirtz. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £30.00

5356. Fiala (V.) Editor: Quarterly for Chess History. Vol.V. No.19.

Moravian Chess Publishing House, Czech Rep. 2018. New h/b. 584pp. Includes: Chess Archives - Early Career of F.D.Yates, fourth part (1909-1910) 144 pages, Brooklyn Chess; Biographies of Hotchkin and Dominik; Forgotten chess tournaments - Rice Gambit Consultation Tournament New York 1910; Matches Reichhelm v Mackenzie for US Champ 1867, Spielmann v Pirc 1931. Great Chess Players series: Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine, Capablanca, with unknown games, Continental Correspondence Tournament 1894-1898 Third Part; Women's Chess- Louisa Fagan Pt.3 1901, Chess Women Notes; Chess Miscellany Nos.451-475; Chess reviews on W.Pollock book; Corrections to Di Felice Chess Results Project Part 2; Chess Problems: Soviet composers and the West in the 30's. 359 games in all. Contributors: Fiala, Hilbert. Gillam, Pallier, Paul Brown. (A.) (PREVIOUS VOLUMES ALSO AVAILABLE.) £30.00

503. Finkenzeller (R.), W.Ziehr & E.M.Buhrer: Chess. A Celebration of 2000 Years.

Mackenzie, 1990. 1st English Edn. Large format (9.5 x12in.) VG, d/w. 208pp., numerous illustrations, many large and coloured. An impressive work on all aspects of chess, particularly chess sets, history, art. £25.00

4295. FINN (Julius) O.G.Urcan: Julius Finn: A Chess Master's Life in America, 1871-1931.

McFarland, US 2010. New hardback. 271pp., biography, illustrations, bibliography & various indexes, 99 games, some annotated, plus 58 supplementary games and positions. Finn came to New York from Russian Poland in 1887, aged 16. He became New York's champion chess master, and second only to Pillsbury as a blindfold chess entertainer. He was equally successful as a businessman. Provides a fascinating look at the New York chess scene around the 1900 period. (A.) £40.00

2114. FISCHER INTEREST) Targ (Russell): Precognition and Everyday Life: A Physical Model.

Paper presented at International Conference on Parapyschology, Amsterdam, Aug.23, 1972. Photocopy of original paper, stapled in corner. Title-page, 12pp. Targ was Fischer's brother-in-law, and visited the match in Reykjavik with his wife and three children. He was a physicist, and had also done extensive research in parapsychology. (See Brady biography p.23 & 252.) This paper does not contain anything to do with Fischer. £5.00

408. Fiske (W.): Chess Tales & Chess Miscellanies.

Longmans,Green 1912. 1st Edn. Original purple cloth, spine slightly faded, a good tight copy. Portrait, 12 plates, pp xiii,428. A collection of articles, many of which first appeared in "Chess Monthly" 1857-1860, which Fiske edited. A scarce work. LN 4376. £150.00

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.) £40.00

431. Fox (M.) & R.James: The Complete Chess Addict.

Faber 1987. 1st Edn. p/b, G. 264pp., illustrations, games, positions, hundreds of interesting, entertaining, and bizarre facts. (A.) £10.00

3723. FRERE: Hillyer (Martin Frere): Thomas Frere and the Brotherhood of Chess. A History of 19th Century Chess in New York City.

McFarland, US 2007. New tall hardback. 211pp., illus., selection of games. A thorough work by the great great grandson of Thomas Frere, one of the foremost figures of 19th century American chess. (A.) £35.00

2946. Gaige (J.): Chess Personalia. A Biobibliography.

McFarland, US 2005. New p/b reprint of 1987 hardback edition. VG. xxii, 505pp. "About 14,000 entries...the result of nearly 25 years of research" providing full name, date and place of birth and death, pseudonyms, FIDE titles and year awarded, sources for biographical details, plus index to obituaries in the BCM. An indispensable work. The original hardback edition is scarce. £30.00

5191. Gaige (J.): Chess Tournament Crosstables. Vol.III. (1911-1920.)

Privately Printed, Philadelphia, 1972. Original blue cloth, VG. Gives over 375 crosstables in all. Scarce. £30.00

3216. Garzón (José A.): The Return of Francesch Vicent. The History of the Birth and Expansion of Modern Chess.

Valencia, 2005. New large hardback. 495pp, illustrations. Garzón, of Valencia, succeeded with a remarkable chess historical coup as he was able to trace the apparently lost incunabulum of Francesch Vicent in an Italian manuscript - his "Libre dels jochs partitis dels scachs en nombre de 100" which was published in 1495 in Valencia. José’s latest work on the birth and the expansion of modern chess is connected with this and further find(s), and contains reproductions from the original manuscript, the 100 problems, a comparison with Damiano and other manuscripts etc. A monumental work. £50.00

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... £25.00

5391. Glinski (W.): First Theories of Hexagonal Chess.

Hexagonal Chess Publications, 1974. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 112pp. "Glinski came to Britain from Italy as a young Polish soldier in 1946. A keen chess player, at the age of 18 he conceived the idea of creating his version of Hexagonal chess and for over 35 years devoted his spare time to developing the ideal hexagonal board, perfecting the rules, and discovering the theories and variations which he proves in this book, extend far beyond those possible on the square board." £20.00

5392. Glinski (W.): Rules of Hexagonal Chess with Examples of First Openings.

Hexagonal Chess Publications, 1973. 1st Edn. p/b. VG. 30pp. £10.00

830. Glyn (Anthony): The Dragon Variation.

Hutchinson 1969. 1st Edn. VG, d/w (jacket a little worn at spine edges). 312pp. A chess and travel novel set in ten different cities. £15.00

2791. Gollon (J.): Chess Variations Ancient, Regional and Modern.

Charles E.Tuttle Co., 1974. Repr. p/b. VG. 233pp. Contains details of around 35 chess variant games. £8.00

5513. Golomb (S.W.): Polyominoes, The Fascinating new recreation in mathematics.

Allen & Unwin 1966. 1st UK Edn. H/b, d/w. G. 181pp. £8.00

9. Golombek (H.): A History of Chess.

Routledge 1976. 1st Edn. Large format, G (no d/w). 256pp., numerous illustrations, some coloured. £8.00

10. Golombek (H.): The Encyclopaedia of Chess.

Batsford,1977. 1st Edn. 4to. 360pp., many illustrations. G,d/w. "The most ambitious and authoritative available" at the time of publication. £16.00

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

Studio Vista 1968. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 84pp., many illus. Includes large section on modern sets. £14.00

3989. Griffiths (M.J.): Chess in Wales.

Moravian Chess (2008.) New hardback. 339pp, 68 illustrations, mainly from photos, 32 games, index of Welsh chess players. (A.) A history of Welsh chess up to 1970. Includes sections on Thomas Bowdler and Philidor, Captain Evans, early clubs, details of the associations, championships, congresses, correspondence chess, the clubs, their officials, matches etc.. £25.00

2685. Hagedorn (R.K.): Benjamin Franklin and Chess in Early America. A Review of the Literature.

University of Philadelphia Press, 1958. 1st Edn. Paper somewhat yellowed as usual o/w VG,d/w. pp92, plates. Details 60 works printed in America from 1802 to 1859, Franklin's "Morals of Chess", with commentary and essay on Franklin. A scarce and useful reference work. £40.00

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

A.Barker 1950. 1st Edn. 4to. G,d/w (jacket worn with some paper loss). 160pp including 61 plates. By the renowned London dealer and collector who helped in the building of some famous chess set collections. £28.00

5341. Harding (Tim): British Chess Literature to 1914. A Handbook for Historians.

McFarland, USA ,2018. New large p/b. 393pp. Includes c.50 photos, 18 games, appendices, notes, bibliography. The growing popularity of chess in Victorian Britain was reflected in an increasingly competitive market of books and periodicals aimed at players from beginner to expert. The author combines new information about the early history of the game with advice for researchers into chess history and traces the further development of chess literature well into the 20th century. Topics include today’s leading chess libraries and the use of digitized chess texts and research on the Web. Special attention is given to the columns that appeared in newspapers (national and provincial) and magazines from 1813 onwards. These articles, usually weekly, provide a wealth of information on early chess, much of which is not to be found elsewhere. The lengthy first appendix, an A to Z of almost 600 chess columns, constitutes a detailed research aid. Other appendices include corrections and supplements to standard works of reference on chess. £45.00

4433. Harding (Tim): Correspondence Chess in Britain and Ireland, 1824-1987.

McFarland, US 2011. Large p/b. F. 433pp., 53 photos, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, indexes. This book details the history of British and Irish correspondence chess from the first formal match between Edinburgh and London in 1824 well into the 1980s, the most successful period in British correspondence chess. It traces the development of postal chess, including the growth of regional and national chess associations after World War I; the dawn of game-changing technologies such as the telegraph, the telephone, radio, and fax machines; Appendices list tournament champions; I.C.C.F. title holders; known club matches; and interesting excerpts from rules and other documents. £38.00

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

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

5405. HEISMAN (D.): The Improving Chess Thinker.

Mongoose Press, Boston 2009. 1st. p/b. F. 220pp. (A.) All about learning a more powerful thinking process and full of helpful tips and principles, by one of the USA's top chess instructors. £12.00

4709. Hilbert (John S.): Writings in Chess History.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep. 2012. New hardcover, glazed boards with portrait on front. 616pp. 516 games, some annotated, and most long forgotten. Index of games. "Consists of forty chapters, originally individual essays or reviews written over the past several years, collected now for the first time. Subjects include Zukertort, Buckle, Sellman (about 80 pages and all known games), Staunton, Lasker, Whitaker, Helms, Marshall, Chajes, interview with Hilbert, Philidor, Duchamp, Pollock, Zemgalis, The Chess Player's Chronicle, British Chess Review, The Field, and more. (A.) £30.00

3960. HODGES. J.S.Hilbert & P.P.Lahde: Albert Beauregard Hodges. The Man Chess Made.

McFarland , US 2008. New h/b. 542pp., part 1 is a detailed biography with illustrations, part 2 has 351 games, many annotated, playing record, problems, bibliography, indexes. (A.) Hodges was a famous American chess player of the late 19th and early 20th century who played an important role in transforming chess in America from a pleasant pastime into a social institution. Includes good coverage of American chess history from this period. £48.00

5486. Holloway (W.): Chessreading Treasure. Fun, Fact & Fiction.

Scribe Bishausen, 1993. 1st Edn. p/b, VG. 227pp., some chess drawings and cartoons. A collection of articles, humorous aspects, training ideas, interesting facts and fictional stories. Self-published by the author and only 200 copies printed (see p.x). £28.00

2682. Hooper (D.) & K.Whyld.: The Oxford Companion to Chess.

OUP, 1984. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (scratched on back). 407pp. A comprehensive encyclopaedia. This edition includes some entries, game scores and compositions not used in the 2nd edn. (Another copy: G, no d/w. £15.00) £18.00

15. Hooper (D.) & K.Whyld.: The Oxford Companion to Chess.

OUP, 1996 2nd Edn., first p/b issue 1996. G. 483pp. A comprehensive encyclopaedia. This edition includes many more entries, and different game scores and compositions to the 1st Edn. £18.00

375. Horton (B.J.): Dictionary of Modern Chess.

Peter Owen, 1959. 1st UK Edn. G. 224pp. The first dictionary of chess. £15.00

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

Keverel Chess Books, 2010. New p/b (17x24cm). 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

5499. Kanai (Shozo): Mah Jong for Beginners.

Tuttle Co., US & Japan, 1961. Revised Edn., 8th printing (special economy edition included with Mah jong sets.) p/b, G. 64pp. With a loose Count Table. £5.00

757. Karpov (A.) & Y.Gik.: Chess Kaleidoscope.

Pergamon 1981. 1st English Edn. p/b, VG. 168pp. (A.) Includes "Seven Chess Letters" - geometry and symmetry in chess, problems and studies, decisive games for the World Championship, computer chess, and 15 of Karpov's best games. £8.00

732. Katz (E.): History of Chessmen.

Hugh Evelyn Ltd.,1963. 1st Edn. p/b, glazed photo cover, G. 38pp on the history of chess, 23 plates illustrating 42 chess sets. Scarce, and appears to have been published privately. £40.00

2381. Kazic (B.M.): The Chess Competitor's Handbook.

Batsford 1980. 1st Edn. VG,d/w. 229pp. Elo is a co-author. Includes chapters on ratings and FIDE rating system, rules for tournaments and matches, laws and their interpretations, etc. (Also: p/b, G. £9.00 ) £15.00

433. Keyes (F.P.): The Chess Players.

Eyre & Spottiswoode 1961. 1st UK Edn. G, pictorial d/w. 542pp. A novel based on the life of Paul Morphy. £9.00

2109. Knight (N.): Chess Pieces. An Anthology in Prose and Verse.

Sampson Low, 1949. 1st Edn. VG,d/w (slightly torn on top edge). 315pp. 343 different pieces in all, plus index. Inscribed on inside jacket "W.M.Mitchell with best wishes B H Wood Christmas 1952." (Another copy: G, with d/w torn at edges. £10.00) £16.00

18. Knight (N.) & W.Guy.: King, Queen and Knight. A Chess Anthology in Prose & Verse.

Batsford 1975. 1st Edn. 240pp. VG, d/w (faded on spine). Contains over 250 passages of prose and verse from many different countries and centuries. £10.00

19. Kotov (A.) & M.Yudovich.: The Soviet School of Chess.

Dover, NY 1961. p/b, VG. 390pp., illustrations. Includes biographies and numerous annotated games, chess literature, history etc.. £10.00

1309. Kruijswijk (K.W.) Compiler: Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana aucta et de novo descripta. A Catalogue of the Chess Collection in the Royal Library, The Hague. Vol.1 Chess: Bibliography & History.

ALL PUBLISHED. 1974. 4to, black cloth. VG. 150pp, 8 plates, copy of corrections leaf, 1300 annotated entries. £35.00

979. Kuiper (Dr.P.F.): Hundert Jahre Schachturniere 1851-1950.

Amsterdam, 1964. 1st Edn. G, in a worn and repaired d/w. Lots of red and blue pen notes and markings, plus cuttings. 307pp., many excellent photos. Includes tournament results, including cross-tables for important events, occasional games, list of masters with their career results. With a signed note of the author included. £30.00

3972. Lasa (T.H. von der): Erneutes Verzeichniss meiner Sammlung von Schriften uber das Schachspiel.

Wiesbaden 1896. (Facsimile reprint by Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2008). New hardback. 208pp. A catalogue of over 3300 chess books in Lasa's collection, arranged alphabetically, some entries with notes. Only 100 copies of the original book were published. £25.00

2004. Lasa (T.von der): Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels.

Leipzig 1897. (Facsimile Reprint 1978.) VG. pp viii,269. His most important book, still perhaps the clearest account of the game's development in Europe from medieval times. (Oxford Companion.) £35.00

3451. LASA (von der): Edited by V.Fiala & S.Sierpowski: Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa and His Chess Collection. International Conference of Chess Historians. Organised by Kornik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sept.16-18, 2002.

Moravian Chess, Kornik 2003. New hardback. 286pp. Comprises a series of lectures by various historians, mainly in English and German, including biography of v.der Lasa and 176 of his games. (A.) £28.00

5393. LASKER (Emanuel): Editors: R.Forster, M.Negele, R.Tischbierek: Emanuel Lasker. Volume 1. Struggle and Victories. World Chess Champion for 27 Years.

Exzelsior Verlag, Berlin 2018. New hardback, dark blue cloth with gilt lettering. pp xiv,450, numerous fine photos, many rarely seen, good selection of annotated games. Includes biography, ancestors, family and childhood, Lasker in Great Britain, The American Views, Lasker and Mathematics, his Endgame studies and problems, his battles with Tarrasch, "Dominator" of the chess world, illustration sources, bibliography, general index. (A.) A splendid book with essays by leading experts, about a unique figure, whose intellectual horizon and ambitions went far beyond the 64 squares. The first of three volumes. £50.00

3833. LEONARD. J.S.Hilbert: The Tragic Life and Short Chess Career of James A.Leonard, 1841-1862. Foreword by Edward Winter.

McFarland, US 2014. Repr., soft cover edition. 213pp., biography, illustrations, 92 annotated games. Leonard was a brilliant young player viewed as a possible successor to Paul Morphy, and who died in the American Civil War. Includes good coverage of American chess in the eary 1860's. (A.) £23.00

502. Liddell (D.M.): Chessmen.

White Lion, 1976. A facsimile reprint of the 1st Edition. VG, d/w (small nick on spine). 171pp. Many plates illustrating chess sets. £25.00

633. Linde (A. van der): Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana. A Catalogue of the Chess Collections in the Royal Library The Hague.

1988 facsimile of 1955 work. Limited Edition of 750 copies. VG. 342pp. Lists some 6500 items published up to 1953/54, divided into subjects, plus index. £30.00

203. Linde (A. van der): Das Erste Jartausend der Schachlitteratur (850-1880).

Caissa,USA,1979. Facsimile Reprint Limited to 700 numbered copies. 112,(4)pp. VG. Includes most of the chess publications known of until its publication in 1880, arranged alphabetically by author.. £30.00

2392. Linde (A. van der): Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels.

Berlin 1874. Facsimile reprint by Edition Olms, Zurich 1981. 2 volumes in 1. VG, d/w. pp 422, 154, 524. This is a very important bibliography and historical work, particularly for early chess literature. Gives full details of all the books and magazines. Both the original and reprint are scarce. £75.00

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

Octopus, 1973. A reprint of the 1968 edition in slightly larger format. 4to. 97pp., numerous illustrations, many coloured. VG,d/w. £9.00

22. Matthews (K.): British Chess.

Collins,1948. 1st Edn. VG, with VG d/w. Gift inscription on endpaper. 50pp., well illustrated, some coloured. "Britain in Pictures" series. A history of chess in Britain. £12.00

4944. Monte (P.J.): The Classical Era of Modern Chess,

McFarland, USA 2014. Large hardback. 594pp., text-illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. A valuable contribution to chess history covering the period from Lucena (1497) to Greco (early 1600's), including chapters on the Lucena MS, Gottingen MS, Damiano, Ruy Lopez, Polerio, Gianutio, Salvio, Carrera and Greco. Includes the rules of the game and their changes, and a major presentation of all opening variations and games as recorded by the classical authors. £45.00

2115. Moore (Robert S.): A Collection of Chess Books: A Reflection of My Interests.

Senior, Arts & Science, University of Oklahoma (1966.) Photocopied A4 paper, stapled. 11pp. A brief outline of the author's collecting interests and list of selected titles with comments. Not in Betts. £5.00

198. Morley (F.V.): My One Contribution to Chess.

Faber 1947. 1st Edn. Spine slightly faded o/w G. 110pp. Concerning a chess variant using a larger board, and fragments of autobiography and philosopy. £8.00

1324. Murray (H.J.R.): A History of Chess.

Oxford (University Press.) 1962. Reprinted from Corrected Sheets of the 1913 First Edition. Thick Royal 8vo, original dark blue cloth, gilt. VG, d/w (a little spotted). 900pp., 19 plates. A MONUMENTAL WORK. £60.00

1726. Nicolin (G.): A.Paul Weber. Schachspieler. Mit einem Geleitwort von Lothar Schmid.

Hans Christians, Hamburg, 1988. 1st Edn. Large square format (250 x 280mm., 10 x 11in.) VG, d/w. 160pp., illustrating and describing 143 of Weber's lithographs and pen drawings, many coloured, usually of a caricature nature, often with historical characters or animals. £35.00

5516. Ohara (E.): Japanese Chess. The Game of Shogi.

Bridgeway Press, 1958. Repr. H/b. G. 182pp. £6.00

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

3508. PERIODICAL: The "British Chess Magazine" Chess Annual 1916. Ed: I.M.Brown.

BCM Leeds / ACB NY (1917). Sm8vo, original red cloth. VG. viii,222pp. A record of chess events in 1916 both home and abroad, including many games with notes. Includes records of some chess clubs and counties, match results, article on Early Oxford & Cambridge Chess, problems etc. The second of three such Annuals. £35.00

4289. PHILIDOR. S.Boffa: Francois Andre Danican Philidor. La Culture Echiqueenne en France et en Angleterre au XVIIIe Siecle.

Moravian Chess (2010). New h/b, pictorial green glazed boards. 260pp. Includes 90 games with brief notes, bibliography, over 150 pages of text on Philidor's life. (A.) £25.00

3971. PHILIDOR: Allen (George): The Life of Philidor. Musician and Chess-Player. With a Supplementary Essay on Philidor as Chess-Author and Chess-Player by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa.

NY & Philadelphia, Frederick Leypoldt 1865. (Facsimile reprint by Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2001) New hardback. pp xii, 156. (No games.) £20.00

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

4160. Reitstein (L.R.): A List of Chess Books and Magazines Published in South Africa.

2008. p/b. VG. 19pp. Bibliographical details of 43 books and 6 magazines in chronological order. £8.00

1487. Rogers (D.J.): British Correspondence Chess Association 1906-1981. The Official History of the First 75 Years.

BCCA 1982. p/b. G. 98pp. Includes 15 annotated games. £8.00

26. Saidy (A.) & N.Lessing.: The World of Chess.

Ridge Press/Collins, 1974. 1st Edn. Large format. VG, d/w. 252pp., "beautifully illustrated with more than 200 paintings, prints, and photographs, many never before published, and 72 pages in full colour." £15.00

3305. Schafroth (C.): The Art of Chess.

Harry N.Abrams, NY 2002. Large square hardback, VG. 176pp., illustrated throughout in colour with chess pieces and sets through history, a few paintings and prints from books. The author draws upon worldwide collections to tell the story of the evolution of chess pieces. £15.00

756. Schenk (G.): The Passionate Game. Lessons in Chess and Love.

Routledge, 1937. 1st English Edn. G, with a torn and repaired jacket. 8 coloured plates, 99pp. "A novel and interesting method of imparting the first principles of chess...draws parallels between the problems of life and those of chess." A scarce work. £18.00

5336. Shakhmatny Bulletin.: Volume 1. Nos.1-12. 1955.

Facsimile reprint by The Chess Player, 1983. Large format (21 x 30cm), glue bound but without covers. 384pp. The original magazine is scarce as the print run was only 1000 copies. This facsimile edition has less than 200 copies. £35.00

3263. Soltis (A.): Chess Lists.

McFarland, US 2002. 2nd Edn (enlarged & updated since 1984 edn.) Large p/b. F. 248pp. Sections include: Remarkable Games, Best (and Worse) Lists, Masters at Play, Fakes & Myths, Openings & Endings, Problems, Best Books & Novels, Movies. (A.) £25.00

2107. Spanier (D.): Total Chess.

Abacus, 1986. p/b. G. 233pp. Chapters include the Soviet Mind, Jews, Politics, Women, Madness, Computers. £6.00

4844. Steinitz (W.): The Modern Chess Instructor. Part 1+ Part 2 Section 1.(All published.)

1889. Edition Olms, Zurich 1984. Facsimile reprint. pp xli, 193, viii,64. Steinitz explains some of his famous chess theories, analyses many openings, and INCLUDES THE GAMES FROM HIS MATCH WITH TSCHIGORIN, with his annotations, revised and amended from the International Chess Magazine. There was no separate publication on this match. Part 2 of this work was a small and very rare pamphlet published in 1895. This reprint is also scarce. £50.00

736. Sunnucks (Anne.): The Encyclopaedia of Chess.

Robert Hale 1970. 1st Edition. VG,d/w. 587pp., photos. Contributors include Euwe, Penrose, Roycroft, Barnes, Hooper. The first encyclopaedia of chess in English. Includes results of major tournaments from 1950-68. £18.00

29. Tevis (Walter): The Queen's Gambit.

No Exit Press, Harpenden, 1993. p/b. G. 286pp. A chess novel by the author of "The Hustler." £6.00

636. Tevis (Walter): The Queen's Gambit.

Heinemann 1983. 1st UK Edn. VG, d/w. 261pp. Chess novel about a girl prodigy by the author of "The Hustler" and "The Man Who Fell to Earth." £20.00

4718. Tischbierek (R.) Ed: Schauspiel des Geistes. Marc Langs unglaublicher Rekord im Blindsimultanschach.

Exzelsior verlag, Berlin 2012. New p/b. 200pp., illus., 63 games, large section on Marc Lang who broke the blindfold simulateneous record with 46 games which are also included here, large section by Michael Negele on the history of blindfold chess including much additional material to the Hearst & Knott work. £24.00

3505. van Manen (John): The Chess Literature of Australia and New Zealand. An Annotated Bibliography. WITH: Supplement & Second Supplement.

Self-published, Sydney 1978 (+ 1983,1989). 3 vols p/b. G. pp 51, 16, 16. A historical review of Australian chess literature is followed by 121 numbered entries for Australia (from 1868) arranged chronologically within various categories, and 35 for New Zealand (from 1887), plus index. The Supplements extend the entries to 253 Australia and 44 NZ. £12.00

2916. van Manen (John): The Records of Australasian Chess. Tournament and Match Tables. Vol.1 & 2 (All published.)

S.Australia, 1986-87. 2 volumes p/b. F. 559 tournament crosstables and match results from 1856 to 1941. Vol.1 Limited to 200 copies, Vol.2 to 150 copies. £28.00

427. Vida (Mark Jerome.): The Game of Chess. Done into English from the Latin of M.Vida & Printed by Richard Stanton Lambert...& Decorated with Woodcuts by Nell Lambert.

The Stanton Press, 1921. 4to (215 x 270mm) original cloth-backed boards, paper label on spine, slighty foxing to boards o/w G. Elaborate wood-cut title-page and 6 plates, pp 61, finely printed with wide margins. EDITION LIMITED TO 250 COPIES, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY RICHARD STANTON LAMBERT. LN 4605. £130.00

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

3163. Whyld (K.): Chess Christmas.

Moravian Chess, 2006. New hardback. 475pp. The book contains 17 articles by the late Ken Whyld, produced between 1985 and 2002 and sent by Ken to his friends as Christmas cards. The articles range from 7 to 60 pages long and are devoted to various themes from chess history. They include: The Story of Chess; Biobibliography List; Blackburnes Matches 1887, Letters on the History and Literature of Chess; Development of the Chess Problem; The Beginning of Modern Chess; The Chess Board; Cafe de la Regence; The Worst Chess Book in the World; A la recherche du temps perdu; Lasker the Composer; According to Hoyle; Cordingleys Cuts; Chess Texts in the English Language before 1850; Address to the Automaton Chess Player; The Meeting of the B.C.A. at Cambridge 1860; Chess in Literature. £30.00

2199. Whyld (K.): Chess Columns. A List.

Moravian Chess, Czech Rep.2002. Thick hardback, black cloth. F. 587pp. Comprises alphabetical list of worldwide serial publications that contain chess columns, with details of town, country, dates, editors, notes, sources, indexes of editors and towns. An amazing and indispensable work for historians and researchers. £35.00

30. Whyld (K.): Chess. The Records.

Guinness, 1986. 1st Edn. Large p/b. VG. 176pp., many illustrations, some coloured. Gives records of world championship events, olympiads, major international tournaments, national and city championships, players. £8.00

2164. Whyld (K.) & C.Ravilious: Chess Texts in the English Language, Printed before 1850. An Annotated Bibliography.

Moravian, Czech Rep. (2003). Black cloth, gilt lettered. 189pp. Introduction, chronological listing with collation and notes, listing of newspapers and journals, index. £32.00

5102. Whyld (Ken): Fake Automata in Chess.

Caistor, Lincoln 1994. Large format p/b, slide binder with plastic and card cover, G. 80pp., 767 entries including publication details, pagination and some notes. Starts with items concerning Kempelen's Turk in 1770, up to 1993. Edition limited to 105 numbered copies. £20.00

3010. Whyld (Ken) Editor: Chess Reader. Volume I - VI. (1955-1966)

Ken Whyld Association / Moravian Chess, 2004. Hardback. F. This reprint of Vols.1-6 (in 1 volume) contains more than 500 book reviews by Ken Whyld and others. Also included are an appreciation of Ken Whyld by Tony Gillam, articles on William Winter, A.C.White "Xmas Books" & Overbrook Press series, and tournament books 1939-1956. £25.00

5469. Wilpert (Dr. A. von): Wolf-Schach.

H.Loeffler, Bad Nauheim (1957). 1st Edn. Small p/b, G. 16pp. A chess variant invented by Wilpert in 1943 using an 8 x 10 board and four extra pieces each side. Rules given in German, Russian, French and English. £12.00

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

1062. Winter (E.): Chess Explorations. A Pot-Pourri from the Journal Chess Notes.

Cadogan, 1998. Repr. Large p/b. VG. 343pp., photos, some games, numerous anecdotes, quotes, miscellanea. (A.) £15.00

3277. Winter (E.): Chess Facts and Fables.

McFarland, US 2006. Large p/b. F. 385pp., illus, games & positions, comprehensive indexes, hundreds of entries selected from the chess historian's renowned "Chess Notes" series. (A.) £35.00

1321. Zweig (S.): The Royal Game and other Stories. With an Introduction by John Fowles. Translated from the German by Jill Sutcliffe.

J.Cape, 1981. 1st UK Edn thus. VG, d/w. 250pp. The famous chess novel plus four other stories. £15.00

5371. Zweig (S.): The Royal Game. With Amok and Letter from an Unknown Woman.

The Viking Press, New York 1944. Scarce 1st US Edn. VG, jacket spine faded, a little edge wear. 187pp. The famous chess novel. Betts 44-169 lists the 1st UK Edn but not this US Edn. English edition not listed in LN 1955 catalogue. £30.00