Abrahams, G Not Only Chess – A Selection of Chessays

1st ed.

Unwin ‘74
264pp 28 chess-based essays, some illustrated with diagrams and moves.

DW VG+

£9.75
Assiac The Delights of Chess
1st ed. 1960
MacGibbon
268pp Nom de plume of Heinrich Fraenkel; relates many amusing anecdotes
about players he encountered, some illustrated by games. Drawings
by Vicky. DW. Front endpaper cut o/w VG
£9.75
Assiac Adventure in Chess

1st ed.

Turnstile ‘51
192pp Series of articles, enlarged from the author’s column in the New
Statesman. The cardboard chess set at the back is intact with all
original pieces present. Slight foxing on front endpaper,
o/w G+
£9.50
BCM British Chess Magazine – 1923 – 1932 An Anthology. BCM 1986
124pp A pot-pourri of items taken from those years.
PB VG+
£7.00
Bott, R The Chess Player’s Bedside Book
1st ed
Faber 1966
83pp With S. Morrison. Collection of short articles and games. Insc. G+ £5.50
Chernev, I Wonder & Curiosities of Chess
1st ed.
Dover 1974
203pp Collection of short games and unusual facts & anecdotes. SB
VG-
£9.00
Chernev, I The Fireside Book of Chess with Reinfeld NY 1949
400pp “A huge grab bag accenting the lighter side of chess”. Full of
stories, games, articles, quizzes, cartoons etc. DW worn
o/w VG
£15.00
Cockburn, A Idle Passion – Chess and the Dance of Death

1975

Weidenfeld
248pp Documents the idiosyncrasies of chess players.
PB VG
£4.50
Darrach, B. Bobby Fischer vs the Rest of the World

1st ed.

Stein NY ‘74
240pp An indiscrete biography relating Fischer’s behaviour and attitudes
up to and during Reykjavik 1972. DW nibbled o/g VG
£15.00
Edmonds, D Bobby Fischer Goes To War – The True Story of How the Soviets Lost
The Most Extraordinary Chess Match Of All Time. With John Eidinow.
Faber 2004 1st ed.
302pp The story of the 1972 World Championship.
DW F
£12.00
Edmonds, D Bobby Fischer Goes To War
Another copy.
PB
F-
£7.00
Edwards, R The Chess Player’s Bedside Book with R. Keene.
1st ed.
Batsford ‘75
149pp A development of the Bott & Morrison book, with added photos &
drawings.
DW
VG
£9.00
Edwards, R The Chess Player’s Bedside Book with R. Keene.
1st ed.
Another copy
DW Insc.
VG
£7.50
Forbes Meet The Masters
160pp Cathy interviews 10 GMs & 3 others & gives a game from each.

SB AN VG

£7.00
Geuzendam Finding Bobby Fischer – chess interviews by Dirk Jan van Geuzendam NIC 1994
254pp 28 interviews with top players, only a few relating to Fischer.

HB Some foxing on page edges o/w VG-

£12.00
Glyn, A The Dragon Variation

1969

Hutchinson
312pp Novel with a chess background. Ex-Lib. HB Endpaper
excised G
£4.50
Graham, J The Literature of Chess

1st ed. 1984

McFarland
250pp The author identifies 135 significant books from the various
aspects of the game and writes c. a page on each. Diagrams & index.

Red cloth
boards. AN F+

£17.50
Hartston, W Soft Pawn Hutchinson
94pp Humorous writings by a master of the genre. Bill Tidy cartoons add
to the mix.
PB VG+
£5.00
Harwood, G Caïssa’s Web – The Chess Bedside Book
1st ed.
Latimer 1975
167pp 12 photo plates plus drawings.
DW VG
£7.50
Hochberg, B

(ed.)

The 64-Square Looking Glass – The Great Game of Chess in World
Literature.
1st ed.
Random House
354pp Writers bring their creativity to bear on the narrative power
inherent in chess, from Woody Allen to Ann Bronte.
DW F
£10.00
Hurst, S Curse of Kirsan – Adventures in the Chess Underworld. Russell 2002
285pp An exploration of the dark side of chess, not only Kirsan.
PB VG+
£5.00
Johnson, D White King & Red Queen – How The Cold War Was Fought On The
Chessboard
Atlantic 2007
383pp Tells the story of the Soviets vs the Rest throughout the 20th century. 25 photo plates.
DW F
£12.00
Kasparov, G Child of Change – An Autobiography with Donald Trelford.
1st ed. 1987
Hutchinson
243pp 64 b&w photos. DW. Ex-Lib but with minimal markings
o/w VG
£7.50
Knight, N Chess Pieces – An Anthology in Prose & Verse.
1st ed.
Sampson ‘49
313pp Corrigenda booklet & corringenda to the corrigenda.

Illustrations by Gibberd based on historic chess pieces.
VG

£9.00
Knight, G King, Queen & Knight: A Chess Anthology in Prose & Verse.

1st ed.

With W. Guy

Batsford ‘75
240pp Illustrations by Greenwood.
DW VG+
£9.50
Kortchnoi, V Persona Non Grata
1st ed.
Thinkers’ 81
147pp Author tells his side of his struggles against Karpov and the
Soviet system. All 32 games of the 1978 match.
PB AN
VG
£7.50
Landsberger The Steinitz Papers: Letters & Documents Of The First World
Champion
McFarlane 02
282pp The editor is Steinitz’s great-grandnephew, who’s collected all
letters, postcards, newspaper articles etc. translated into English
with sources given. A fascinating insight & resource.
PB VG+
£17.50
Lawson, D The Inner Game MacMillan 93
249pp The real story behind the Short-Kasparov World Championship match
told by the now President of the ECF.
DW
VG+
£5.00
Lawson, D End Game – Kasparov vs Short – Dispatches From a War For the World
Championship.
Harmony ’93 1st US ed.
252pp Same text – different title and the US version.
DW VG+
£5.00
Murray, W Grandmaster
with M. Cochran
Futura 1985
427pp Novel with a Cold War background about 2 prodigies bent on becoming
GMs.
PB G
£3.00
Ree, H The Human Comedy of Chess – A Grandmaster’s Chronicles Russell 1999
333pp A series of sketches of chess personalities, great & small. A few
games & diagrams.
PB
AN F-
£10.00
Reinfeld, F The Human Side of Chess – The Story of the World Champions; their
Triumphs and Illusions; Their Achievements and Failures.
Faber ’53
304pp Chapters on Anderssen, Morphy, Steinits, Lasker, Capa, Alekhine &
Euwe. With 14 illustrative games and match records. Insc. G+
£4.25
Reinfeld, F. The Treasury of Chess Lore
1st ed.
Arco 1955
306pp The author has collected a wide range of writings on all aspects of
the game. DW. Photos. Foxing to endpapers & page edged
o/w G
£12.00
Reinfeld, F The Treasury of Chess Lore Dover 1959
306pp Another copy SB (creased) o/w G £6.00
Salzmann, J The Chess Reader – The Royal Game in World Literature.1st ed.1949 NY Greenberg
366pp A collection of writings down the ages from the ancient Greeks to
J. B. Priestly, via Caxton, Dr. Johnson, Tolstoy et al. Ex Libris
plate of L. R. Reitstein. 14 b&w photographic plates.
VG-
£20.00
Shahade, J. Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport Siles 2005
320pp The 2X US Woman’s Champion charts the rise and rise of the fair sex
on the world chess scene. Photos. DW
F
£10.00
Sosonko, G Russian Silhouettes NIC 2001
206pp Born in 1943, Sosonko played under the Soviet regime until 1972
when he defected to the Netherlands. This gave him the dual
advantage of having inside knowledge of the great Russian players,
and being able to view that time dispassionately. This 1st of his 3 books was acclaimed for its evocative writing. Photos.
PB VG+
££9.75
Sosonko, G The Reliable Past NIC 2003
205pp Author continues with his “gallery of wonderful pen-portraits
written with a measure of objectivity and detachment

(Kasparov). PB F-
£9.75
Sosonko, G Smart Chip From St. Petersburg and other tales of a bygone era NIC 2006
197pp More fascinating portraits of masters, famous & forgotten, and
more. Photos
PB F
£9.75
Spanier, D Total Chess Abacus 1986
233pp 10 chapters on various aspects of world chess.
PB G
£3.00
Zweig, S Kaleidoscope Two Cassell 1951
290pp Stories, the longest of which is The Royal Game. (60pp)
G
£5.00

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