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London: The British Chess Federation, 1936. Original wraps. Near Fine. A handsome example of the complete --and uncommon-- 3 volume set of this wonderful chess periodical from the 1920s and 30s. Bound together in its dark bevelled boards and including each of the 3 issues in its entirety, from the front wrappers (with their pictorial paste-ons) and rear… Read more
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Chess Review Annual -- 1947 (In a Bright, Crisp Dustjacket)

by I.A. Horowitz and Kenneth Harkness, Eds

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1947
Condition
Very Good +
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$500.00

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New York: Chess Review (Distributed by David McKay), 1947. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. A very presentable copy of Vol. 15 (1947) of the Chess Annual Review, with all 12 monthly issues nicely bound-in by the publisher and ALSO INCLUDING ITS UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and VG+ (light bumping to the front tips) in a clean, price-intact… Read more
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Chess Review Annual -- 1946 (In a Very Sharp Dustjacket)

by I.A. Horowitz and Kenneth Harkness, Eds

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1946
Condition
Near Fine
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$500.00

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New York: Chess Review (Distributed by David McKay Company), 1946. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A handsome copy of Vol. 14 (1946) of the Chess Annual Review, with all 12 monthly issues nicely bound-in by the publisher and ALSO INCLUDING ITS UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and Near Fine in a clean, price-intact ($3.75), VG+ example of the fragile… Read more
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A History of Chess (Including Wonderful Chess Ephemera)

by H.J.R. Murray

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1913
Condition
Very Good +
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$500.00

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London: Oxford University Press, 1913. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. A very solid copy of the 1913 1st edition of H.J.R. Murray's sweeping history of the greatest board game of all. Tight and VG+ in its navy-blue cloth, with crisp, unrubbed gilt-design and titling along the frpnt panel and spine respectively. Offsetting to the endpapers, handsome bookplate at… Read more
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My 60 Memorable Games (William Lombardy's Copy and the First Copy Bobby Fischer Signed as World Champion)

by Bobby Fischer

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1969
Condition
Near Fine
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$45,000.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1969. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. ****AN EXTRAORDINARY PIECE OF CHESS HISTORY**** AND ONE OF THE TOWERING ASSOCIATION COPIES IN THE GAME'S VAST LITERATURE. WARMLY inscribed (in itself very unusual) by the newly-minted World Champion to William Lombardy, Bobby Fischer's "second" at Reyjavik and the man widely credited with convincing an overwrought Fischer… Read more
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Jose Raul Capablanca: Games 1927-1942

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$50.00

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CS Chess Stars, 1997. Original wraps. Very Good. 1997 compilation of the great Capablanca's tournament games 1927-1942. Tight and VG+ (a bit of writing at the half-title) in its pictorial wrappers. Octavo, 287 pgs.
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Morphy's Games: Selection of the Best Games Played by the Distinguished Champ, in Europe and America

by Analytical and Critical Notes by J. Lowenthal

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1860
Condition
Near Fine
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$500.00

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860. Cloth. Near Fine. An unusually crisp, well-preserved copy of the 1860 1st edition of this selection of games by the great 19th century American chess player Paul Morphy. Clean, tight and Near Fine in its pebbled green cloth, with bright gilt-lettering along the spine and decorative blindstamping to the panels. Very… Read more
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Chessmen

by Donald M. Liddell (with Gustavus A. Pfeiffer and J. Maunoury)

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1937
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937. Cloth. Very Good. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY G.A. PFEIFFER, THE CO-AUTHOR, on the front free endpaper. A solid, well-preserved copy to boot of the 1937 stated 1st edition. Clean and VG in its dark cloth, with bright, completely unflecked gilt-lettering and design along the spine. One small chip at the spine crown,… Read more
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$150.00
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The Immortal Games of Capablanca

by Fred Reinfeld

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1942
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$500.00

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New York: Horowitz and Harkness, 1942. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. NICELY INSCRIBED ("A terrible substitute for the principal of this book, but my autograph will have to do in a pinch") BY RENOWNED CHESS AUTHOR, INTERNATIONAL MASTER, NEW YORK TIMES CHESS COLUMNIST AND OWNER AND EDITOR OF CHESS REVIEW, I.A. HOROWITZ (WHO ALSO PUBLISHED THIS COLLECTION).… Read more
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Practical Chess Openings

by Reuben Fine

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1948
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
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$50.00

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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1948. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. A sharp copy of the 1948 1st edition. VG+ (with former owner inscription at the front free endpaper) in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with inconspicuous closed tear running along the spine. Octavo, 470 pgs.
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Chess Analysed: By Which a Perfect Knowledge of This Noble Game May in a Short Time Be Acquired

by A.D. Philidor

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1762
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Item Price
$1,500.00

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London: J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1762. Full-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. The 1862 2nd English language edition (following the 1850 original English language edition, also published out of London) of this great 19th century classic of chess instruction. A respectable, generally sound copy. Bound in a contemporary-to-the-period speckled calf, with 5 raised bands, gilt-rule to the compartments and… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Science and Art of Chess

by J. Monroe

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1859
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$500.00

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New York: Charles Scribner, 1859. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. A solid, well-preserved copy of the 1859 1st edition. Tight and VG in its decorative, blindstamped panels. Still-bright gilt-lettering and devices to the spine. 12mo, 281 pgs. Artistic (done with great flourish) former owner name. address and date (1861) to the front free endpaper.
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Collected Chess Games 1926-1926

by Mikhail Botvinnik

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1938
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$500.00

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Moscow, 1938. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The very uncommon 1938 1st edition, published out of Moscow in Cyrillic. A ten year collection of games (1926-36) of the 3-time World Champion and International Grandmaster. Solid and VG in its chocolate-brown cloth, with very light chipping to the spine ends and light wear at the front panel and spine.… Read more
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Morphy's Games of Chess, and Frere's Problem Tournament

by Thos. Frere

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1859
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$1,000.00

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New York: T.W. Strong, 1859. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 1859 1st edition of this uncommon, early collection of the games of the great American master Paul Morphy (1837-1884) and puzzles by the great 19th century American organizer of tournament chess Thomas Frere. Believed by many to be the strongest player in the world at his peak,… Read more
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$1,000.00
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Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters (2 Vols.)

by Lev Alburt and Larry Parr

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1997
Item Price
$100.00

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Norton Company, 1997. Hardcover. A handsome copy of this 2 volume set. 1st editions, 1997. Both volumes Fine in Near Fine, price-clippped dustjackets. Vol. 1: Fundamentals of the Game and Vol. 2: Beyond the Basics. Octavos, 512 pgs. all told.
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$100.00