Bird, H. E. Chess History & Reminiscences London 1893
LN 236 Has sections on chess history, blindfold chess and a few game scores. Original brown cloth with bright gilt titles. 138pp VG+ £85.00
Bird, H. E. Chess Practice being a condensed and simplified record of the actual openings in the finest
games played up to the present time, including the whole of the beautiful specimens contained in Chess Masterpieces, comprising those of
Anderson, Bird, Blackburne, Boden, Buckle, Cochrane, Kolisch, Labourdonnais, Lowenthal, Macdonnell, Morphy, Staunton, Steinitz
Zuckertort, and 35 others
London 1st ed. 1882
LN 1822 Original dark cloth. Front binding a little tender o/w 96pp VG £75.00
Bird, H. E. The Chess Openings considered
Critically & Practically.
London 1st ed. 1877
LN 1819 Includes interesting long lists of subscribers in UK & US, including Sam Loyd who composed a special letter B problem for the book.

Original blue cloth boards with gilt title on spine.   Binding
a little tender o/w

248pp G+ £60.00
Bird, H. E. Chess Novelties and their latest novelties with comparisons of the progress of chess openings of the past
centuries and the present not dealt with in other works.
F. Warne
1st ed. 1895
LN 1855 Original blue cloth boards bearing attractive gilt design and
lettering.
Spine dulled o/w
304pp VG £55.00
Bird, H. E. Chess Novelties and their latest
novelties with comparisons of the progress of chess openings of the past
centuries and the present not dealt with in other works.
F. Warne
1st ed. 1895
Original maroon cloth boards 304pp VG+ £55.00
Bird, H. E. Chess Masterpieces comprising a
collection of 150 games of the past quarter century, with Notes,
including the finest games in the Exhibition of 1851 and the Vienna
Tournament of 1873.
London 1st ed. 1875
LN 3166 Maroon cloth boards. Insc. One of Bird’s
scarcer titles.
140pp VG £75.00
Boden, S. S. Boden On Chess – A Popular
Introduction To The Study & Practice of Chess, by an Amateur
London 1851
LN 789 Some bubbling to blind-stamped brown cloth
covers. Some splitting to spine & paper starting to brown. Top ⅓rd of
title page excised o/w
196pp G £35.00
Cook, W. The Chess Primer – A stepping stone
for beginners, teaching the preliminary details, supplemented by a
series of illustrative games with reasons for every move appended.
London 1880
LN 992 Original olive cloth boards bearing attractive
design in black.
55pp VG £25.00
Cook, W. Cook’s Chess Synopsis – a synopsis of
the chess openings 4th ed
London 1888
LN 1818 Original maroon cloth boards with some staining
to front cover though internally clean.
142pp G+ £20.00
Cook, W. The Complete Players’ Compendium – a
practical guide to the openings. With new supplement by Alfred Emery.
5th ed.
London 1910
LN 1883 Original green cloth bearing attractive chess piece design & gilt
titles.
142pp VG £20.00
Cook, W. The Complete
Players’ Compendium – a practical guide to the openings. With new
supplement by Alfred Emery. 5th ed.
London 1910
LN 1883 Re-bound in plain green cloth with original title page pasted in. 142pp VG £12.00
Crawley, Capt. R. Chess & Draughts
– Chess: its Theory & Practice to which is added a chapter on draughts.
London 1858
Original maroon cloth bearing gilt title and diagram. 180pp VG £25.00
Ellis, J. A. Chess Sparks or
Short & Bright Games of Chess. 1st ed.
London 1895
LN 3182 Re-backed retaining original fawn cloth with amusing blind stamped
chess piece design. 200 miniatures games plus 7 page list of all
tourneys & matches 1824 – 1894. Small bookplate “Gervas Powell Glyn”.
Insc. Neat pencil ticks by games played through o/w
160pp G+ £85.00
Foster A. W. Chess: An Easy
Game with R. E. Kemp
London 1914
LN 1307 A beginner’s guide with no games or diagrams. Small format. Insc.
Yellow limp covers with chess piece design. Marginalia on 1 page.
Uncommon.
44pp G £20.00
Freeborough Chess Openings
Ancient & Modern. With Rev. C. Ranken. 3rd ed.
London 1896
Original brown cloth boards with chessboard motif. Not in LN.
Endpapers splitting & pages browning at edges. o/w
282pp G £25.00
Freeborough & Ranken , C Chess Openings
Ancient & Modern. With Rev. C. Ranken. 4th ed.
London 1910
LN 1843 Original green cloth boards with chessboard motif & feint
stain o/w
284pp G £25.00
Gottschall, Dr. H. von Adolf Anderssen der Altmeister
deutscher Schachspielkunst. 1st ed.
Leipzig 1912
LN 3034 750 analysed games & 80 problems. V. Good group photo of Leipzig
1877 including Zukertort and the Paulsens, plus individual portraits.

Original grey cloth boards with a few marks in bottom corner.

553pp VG+ £80.00
Green R. F. Chess. 1st ed London 1890
LN 1046 Original red cloth boards with games motif.
Spine rubbed
o/w
116pp G £10.00
Green R. F. Chess. 1st ed 4th reprint London 1896
LN 1047 Original red cloth boards with games motif. 116pp G £6.00
Green R. F. Chess. 7th ed London 1912
LN 1052 Original red cloth boards with games motif. 122pp VG £6.00
Green R. F. Chess. 17th ed London 1930
LN 1046 Original red cloth Insc. 116pp VG £5.00
Green R. F. Chess.  Revised & updated by J.
du Mont
Bell
1941
Red boards with blind-stamped chess piece motif. 114pp VG+ £6.00
Greig, E. A. One Hundred Pitfalls of the Chessboard
New ed. revised by M. Stevens
London
1941
LN 1890 Original green cloth boards with chessboard motif. 72pp VG £10.00
Gunsberg, I The Chess Openings London
1901
Original blue cloth boards with games motif. Insc. 104pp VG £10.00
Hoffer, L Chess. 1st ed. London
1892
LN 1080 Red cloth boards 246pp VG £12.00
Hoffer, L Chess. 6th ed. London
(s.a.)
Original red cloth with chess picture. Insc.
Short split to
cloth on spine o/w
246pp G- £5.00
Hoffer, L Chess. 7th ed. London
1908
LN 1083 Red cloth boards bearing charming chess-playing couple. 246pp G+ £5.00
Hoffer, L Chess. 8th ed. London
(s.a.)
Insc. 246pp VG- £8.00
Hoffer, L Chess. 14th ed. London
(s.a.)
New cover design with fawn cloth and chesspieces. 246pp G- £5.00
Hoffer, L Chess. 15th ed. London
(s.a.)
244pp VG £5.00
Lasker Em. Common Sense In Chess  -
Published by J. S. Ogilvie in (1917)
New York
LN 1120 Original maroon cloth. 139pp VG £9.75
Lasker Em. Common Sense In Chess New York
Although no date, also published by J. S. Ogilvie, this is a
different edition, rather more crudely bound in green cloth with 8 pages
of adverts for other Ogilvie publications e.g. Actors’ Monologues &
Jokes and Blunders of a Bashful Man et al. Sticker on title page “London
- A. F. Bird – Agency for American books”.
139pp £9.00
Lasker Em. Common Sense In Chess  -
Corrected by D. A. Mitchell. Published by McKay 1942
Philadelphia
LN 1208 Original maroon cloth boards. 139pp VG+ £9.75
Lee & Gossip The Complete Chess Guide – 1st ed.
1903
Edinburgh
LN 1208 Stamp of the Edinburgh Ladies C.C. Photographs tipped in of the 1910
British Champions. Some pencil marginalia o/w
429pp G £12.50
Lee & Gossip The Complete Chess Guide – 1903 Edinburgh
1903
Another copy 429pp G £5.00
Lee & Gossip The Complete Chess Guide – 1914 Edinburgh
1914
Another copy 429pp G £5.00
Lowenthal, J Morphy’s Games of Chess – 1st ed. London 1860
LN 3155 Original maroon cloth boards with gilt chessboard & titles. Fine
engraved portrait. The only collection of his games in which Morphy was
directly involved. Protected by clear cellophane cover.
Rare item. 1
endpaper is loose o/w
488pp G+ £150.00
Marshall, F. J Marshall’s Chess Openings – 1st ed. Leeds 1904
LN 1884 Includes biographical sketch and 32 annotated games played 1899 –
1904. Early portrait photo. Original green cloth with bright gilt
titles. 1cm split to spine o/w
185pp VG £30.00
Mason, J Chess Openings – 1st ed. London 1897
LN 1863 Original maroon cloth boards. 114pp VG £15.00
Mason, J Chess Openings – 1st ed. London 1897
LN 1863 Another copy with small section cut out of front endpaper o/w 114pp VG £12.00
Mason, J Chess Openings – 2nd ed. London 1905
LN 1864 Insc. maroon cloth boards 120pp VG £10.00
Mason, J The Art of Chess  – 2nd ed.
revised & enlarged
London 1898
LN 1114 Original bright blue cloth boards with gilt design. Insc. 423pp VG+ £20.00
Mason, J The Art of Chess  – 4th ed.
revised & enlarged
London 1914
LN 1116 Insc. Original green cloth rubbed o/w 492pp G £15.00
Mason, J The Art of Chess  – 4th ed.
working copy only
London
£5.00
Mason, J The Principles of Chess in Theory &
Practice. – 1st ed.
London 1894
LN 1101 Original maroon cloth with gilt design. 492pp VG £15.00
Mason, J The Principles of Chess in Theory &
Practice. – 1st ed.
London 1894
Another copy with front cover splitting from pages. 492pp G- £9.00
Mason, J The Principles of Chess in Theory &
Practice. – 2nd ed. revised & enlarged
London 1896
LN 1102 Another copy with front cover splitting from pages. 324pp VG- £12.00
Mason, J The Principles of Chess in Theory &
Practice. – 4th ed. revised & enlarged
London 1902
330pp G+ £10.00
Mason, J The Principles of Chess in Theory &
Practice. – 5th ed. revised
London 1915
LN 1106 330pp G £5.00
Murray, H. J. History Of Chess – 1st ed. Oxford 1913
LN 264 “Perhaps the most important chess book in English… Mostly
concerned with the evolution of modern chess from its oriental origins
up to early 18th century”. Hooper & Whyld.
Grey cloth boards with
bright gilt title on spine.
900pp VG+ £195.00
Murray, H. J. History Of Chess – 2nd ed. Oxford 1962
Reprinted lithographically from corrected sheets of the
original – hence internally indistinguishable from original. DW
price-clipped and a little wear to top & bottom o/w
900pp F £95.00
Peachey, H. Everybody’s Guide To Chess & Draughts London
c ‘96
LN 3625 Problems & examples. Original red cloth 226pp VG £12.00
J. & W Pierce Pierce Gambit: Chess Papers & Problems
- 1st ed.
London
1888
LN 1839 Poems, 134 problems, analyses of the Pierce Gambit with 23
games, and various articles. List of subscribers. Original blue cloth,
Endpapers foxed and short split to rear of spine, which is dulled. o/w
226pp VG- £110.00
Selkirk G. H. The Book of Chess – A Popular &
Comprehensive Guide to all Players of that Intellectual Game with Full
Instructions for Blindfold Chess – 1st ed.
London
1868
LN 946 Original green cloth boards bearing bright gilt titles &
chessboard design. Many games & 78 diagrammed studies
439pp VG+ £85.00
Staunton, H The Chess Tournament – A Collection of
the Games Played at this Celebrated Assemblage Illustrated by Copious
Diagrams and Notes, Critical & Explanatory.
London
1852
LN 5179 Re-backed retaining original maroon cloth and gilt chessboard
motif, making a tight copy of this contemporary report on the world’s
first chess tournament.
377pp G £150.00
Staunton (ed) The Chess Player’s Chronicle Vol. 5 London
1845
LN 6123 This was the 3rd issue after the magazine had become a
shilling monthly publication. There are many games and problems, while
throughout the year there was a full account of the tortuous
negotiations for Staunton’s 3rd match against St. Amant, postponed from
the previous year, due to Staunton’s pneumonia.
All 12 issues nicely
bound in patterned leather with gilt edging and title. Light foxing on
the endpapers o/w a sound, clean copy.
400pp £120.00
Staunton, H The Chess-Player’s Handbook – New Ed. London
1868
Not in LN. Insc. Original maroon cloth boards bearing gilt
titles & chessboard design.
518pp G £35.00
Staunton, H The Chess-Player’s Handbook London
1885
LN 749 Small elaborate bookplate “Wormald – Norbury”. Original maroon
cloth boards.
518pp VG- £25.00
Staunton, H The Chess-Player’s Handbook – with
input by R. F. Green
London
1890
LN 752 Original maroon cloth boards. Bookplate 544pp VG £30.00
Staunton, H The Chess-Player’s Handbook London
1893
LN 753 Original Maroon cloth boards. 544pp VG £15.00
Staunton, H The Chess-Player’s Handbook London
1904
Not in LN Front endpaper and binding loose 544pp G- £10.00
Staunton, H The Chess-Player’s Handbook – revised
& edited by E. H. Bermingham
London
1931
Not in LN  Insc. Original blue cloth boards 543pp G £10.00
Staunton, H The Chess-Player’s Text Book – A
Concise & Easy Introduction to The Game.
Illustrated By Numerous
Diagrams of Instructive Situations.
Revised by Rev. E. E.
Cunnington.
London
No date
LN 787 Originally published in 1849 but date given to any subsequent
edition.
132pp G
Staunton, H Chess Praxis London
1860
LN 871 A supplement to the Chess-Player’s Handbook. Includes big
section on Morphy’s games. Insc. Maroon cloth somewhat dulled and rubbed
o/w
622pp G+ £75.00
Staunton, H The Laws and Practice of Chess. New
ed. edited by R. Wormald.
London
1920
Staunton’s final book, completed by Wormald. A section on the
origin & history of chess, plus much on the openings with many
illustrative games. Original red cloth, spine dulled o/w
509pp G £12.00
Staunton, H The Laws and Practice of Chess. New
ed. edited by R. Wormald.
London
1922
Staunton’s final book, completed by Wormald. A section on the
origin & history of chess, plus much on the openings with many
illustrative games. Original red cloth, spine dulled o/w
509pp G £10.00
Steinitz W The Modern Chess Instructor. Part 1
1st ed. 1889
NY & London
Starts with the basics and proceeds to his ground-breaking
theories. Big section on openings and gives all 20 annotated games of
his match against Tchigorin. Original brown cloth, gilt chessboard
design on front cover.
193pp VG+ £80.00
Swinton, R. B Chess For Beginners and The Beginners
of Chess 3rd ed.
London
1897
Original pale green cloth. More about the 2nd part of the
title i.e. the origins of chess. Pages browning around edges o/w
200pp G £20.00
Walker, G Walker On Chess – A New Treatise on
Chess. – 3rd ed.
London
1841
LN 667 Includes a useful 35pp bibliography of books and writers on
chess up to 1841. Brown cloth boards with blind stamped design. Some
wear to top & bottom of spine o/w internally
296pp VG £85.00
Young, K The Minor Tactics of Chess – a
treatise on the deployment of the forces in obedience to strategic
principle. With E. C. Howell.
London
1910
LN 1109 Authors apply a military approach to the game’s language.
Original brown cloth boards bearing chess piece design.
221pp VG £17.50

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