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A treatise on the game of chess: containing the games on odds, from the "Traite des Amateurs:" the games of the celebrated anonymous Modenese; a variety of games actually Played; and a cotalogue of writers on Chess by Cochrane, John (1798-1878)

ix+[blank]+xiii-xv+[blank]+Errata leaf+376 pages with frontispiece and catalog of writers on the game of chess. Octavo (9" x 5 1/2") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine. (Whyld and Ravillious: 1822:6). First edition.John Cochrane (1798-1878...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$750.00


The American card-player : containing clear and comprehensive directions for playing the games of euchre, whist, bézique, all-fours, pitch, commercial pitch, French fours, all fives, cassino, cribbage, straight and draw poker, and whiskey poker: together with all the laws of those games. by DICK, William

1866 1ed FIRST POKER RULES American Card Player Euchre Gambling Strategy Games 'The American Card Player' is a mid-19th-century card game manual by William Dick. This extremely valuable 1866 first edition describes gameplay, strategy, rules, and general ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$750.00


Der Erste und Zweite Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes by Schallopp, Emil (1843-1919)

viii+228 pages with diagrams and tables lacks frontispiece. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 leather with black boards and gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5210) First edition.The city of Leipzig was the birthplace of the...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$750.00


$750.00


Johannes Zukertort: Artist of the Chessboard by James "Jimmy" Bernard Adams

534 pages with diagrams, plate, illustration, tables and indexes. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6) Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. First edition limited to 575 copies.As one of the contestants in the first official World...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$750.00


The Chess Montly by Hoffer, Leopold (1842-1913) J H Zukertort [editors]

iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume VIII (8). (Betts: 7-25). First edition...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$725.00


The Monthly Chess Magazine Volume XIII (13) by Hoffer, Leopold (1842-1913) [editor] and J H Zukertort

iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume XIII (13). (Betts: 7-25). First editio...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$725.00


White to Play. A Collection of Complete Block Two-Movers by White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951)

123 pages with diagrams and indexes. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 5") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. A C White's Christmas series with Christmas greetings tipped in. (Betts: 35-3) First edition.100 examples of...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$725.00


Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played in London, by the late Alexander M'Donnell, Esq by Walker, William Greenwood (?-1834)

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 fr...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$700.00


WALLIS'S PICTURESQUE ROUND GAME OF THE PRODUCE & MANUFACTURES OF THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND & WALES [caption title] by Wallis, Edward [pub]

London: Published by Edward Wallis, 1830. Folio lithographed game board sheet (64 x 51 cm) mounted on linen in 16 sections, handcolored. Some smudges and light soiling at edges and some soiling and discolorations on the blank verso, but a good copy, with...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$650.00


Der fünfte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes. Frankfurt a.m. 1887 by Bardeleben, Curt von (1861-1924), Herman von Gottschell and Jacques Mieses

288 pages with table and diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5223) First edition. George Henry Mackenzie was born on March 24, 1834 in North Kessock, Scotland. In 18...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$650.00


Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess. Selected, annotated and arranged by himself. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess by Blackburne, Joseph Henry (1841-1924)

vi+331+[32 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Royal Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed rook and blind stamped ruled edge to cover. Edited, with a biographical sketch and ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$550.00


Chess Problems by Pierce, James (1833-1892) and William Trimbrell Pierce

xiii+381 pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5") issued in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped covers. (Betts:33-64) First edition.302 problems by both authors, comprising 22 two-movers, 143 three-movers, 91...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$550.00


Chess Fruits: a selection of direct mate, self-mate, picture and letter problems, poems and humorous sketches from the compositions of Thomas B Rowland, a few of Frideswide F Rowland's latest productions, popular games by leading players, and others of ge by Rowland, Thomas B (1850-1925) and Frideswide F Rowland

172+[4 ad] pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5 ") issued in black lettering to spine and front cover and ruled black edges to covers. (Betts:33-73) First edition.A collection of 51 two-movers, 16 three-movers, 14 self-mates and 7 others, some ch...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$550.00


Das Internationale Problemturnier des Deutschen Schachbundes, Nürnberg 1883 by Kürschner, Maximilian Oskar Alfons (1853-1917)

vii+158 pages with diagrams and tables. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") rebound in yellow cloth with spine label. ((Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2462) First edition.Condition:Rebound else a very good copy....

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$550.00


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