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Chess Fundamentals by  (1888-1942) Signed Jose Raul "J R" Capablanca y Graupera - Signed First Edition - 1921 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: C0784)

Chess Fundamentals

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Chess Fundamentals

by Jose Raul "J R" Capablanca y Graupera, (1888-1942) Signed

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  • First
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vii+246 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped pictorial chess board to front cover. Signed by Capablanca. (Betts:11-24) First edition. Published shortly after he had won the World's Chess Championship. Reprinted 1922, 1923, 1926, 1931, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948 and reset edition published in 1951. A knowledge of the elements is assumed. A graded course of instruction, with a general first chapter, the subjects of which are re-examined in more detail in succeeding chapters. Part two comprises 14 games played by Capablanca, with annotations, including notes on the openings. José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927. One of the greatest players of all time, he was renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play. Due to his achievements in the chess world, mastery over the board and his relatively simple style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine". He is widely regarded as the most naturally talented chess player in history. Condition: Spine ends and rubbed. Signed on the front end paper. Old book seller's label to back heal inner hinge else a good to very good copy lacking jacket.


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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
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Chess Fundamentals
Jose Raul "J R" Capablanca y Graupera, (1888-1942) Signed
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second hand - Good
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G Bell and Sons and Harcourt, Brace and Co
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London and New York
Date Published
Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs

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