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Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq by  William Greenwood (?-1834) Walker - First - 1836 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: C0524)

Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq

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Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq

by Walker, William Greenwood (?-1834)

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  • hardcover
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vii+280 pages with appendix. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. (Whyld: 1836-13) 1st edition.

Alexander McDonnell (1798-1835) was the son of a Belfast doctor and the strongest player from either Britain or Ireland before the rise of Staunton. In contemporary publications his name was sometimes printed as M'Donnell and he is not to be confused with the Dublin-born Rev G.A. MacDonnell (1830-1899) who had some good results in the 1860s and 1870s and lived until 1899. McDonnell is best known for being the loser of the first known Evans Gambit game (to Capt. William Evans himself) and for his marathon series of matches against the French champion Labourdonnais in 1834. (Tim Harding)

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Corners bumped, rebacked with original spine, previous owner's name liberally stamped through out, some occasional light pencil marginalia, front end papers with various notes and writing from previous owners with their names, a previous owners' name on title else good to very good of a scarce item.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
C0524
Title
Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq
Author
Walker, William Greenwood (?-1834)
Book condition
Used - Good t very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Thomas H Hurst
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1836
Keywords
Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs

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Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined...[more]
rebacked
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Marbled boards
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octavo
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