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

Chartwell Books, USA 1987. 1st US Edn. VG,d/w. 320pp., diagrams. Over 2000 entries. 9.00


1864. Gaige (J.): Chess Personalia. A Biobibliography.

McFarland, US 1987. Red cloth, spine lightly sunned o/w 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, psuedonyms, FIDE titles and year awarded, sources for biographical details, plus index to obituaries in the BCM. An indispensable work, this original hardback edition is scarce. 50.00


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

McFarland, US 2005. 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


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

Batsford,1977. 1st Edn. Large hardback, G, d/w. 360pp., many illustrations. "The most ambitious and authoritative available" at the time of publication. 12.00


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

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


3009. Karpov, Averbakh and many others: Shakhmaty entsiklopedichesky slovar. (Encyclopaedia in Russian.)

Moscow, 1990. 1st Edn. Large hardback, brown cloth, gilt. VG. 621pp., plates, some coloured, many illustrations, numerous games, problems & studies, tournament crosstables. "A magnificent Soviet work." (Oxford Companion p.108.) With bookplate of the ECF, Croker collection. 25.00


17. Kazic (B.M.): International Championship Chess. A Complete Record of FIDE Events.

Batsford, 1974. 1st Edn. Corner of a few pages creased o/w VG,d/w. 360pp. Full details of Olympiads, all World Championship competitions, and 273 games. Includes World Student Team, Interzonals, Candidates, World Junior, Correspondence, Compositions, title-holders etc. 10.00


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


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