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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


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


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


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


1532. Pritchard (D.B.): The Encyclopedia of Chess Variants.

Games & Puzzles Publications, Surrey, 1994. 1st Edn. Blue cloth, G,d/w. xix, 364pp. A compilation of board and table games related to, derived from or inspired by chess. With a label of the BCVS collection. With some leaflets and 2 letters from the author. 25.00


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


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