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Chess. More Miniature Games. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

By J. DU MONT

Routledge & Kegan Paul,, [1953]. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous board diagrams in the text; red cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper. Contains 200 annotated games in 25 moves or fewer. The games are chiefly from the period 1940-1953 and arranged by opening. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Betts 24-73.

$34.64

The Laws and Practice of Chess. Together with an Analysis of the Openings, and a Treatise on End Games. Edited by Robert B. Wormald. A New Edition. IN FULL MOROCCO

By Howard STAUNTON

Chatto & Windus,, 1885. 8vo., with numerous board diagrams throughout, half-title lightly browned; handsomely bound in navy full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, original backstrip gilt mounted on new leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Early reissue of one of most famous of all English chess books, first published in 1876 as 'Chess; Theory and Practice'. See Betts 10-33; 10-35.

$381.01

Lessons in Pawn Play.
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Lessons in Pawn Play.

By E.E. CUNNINGTON

Routledge,, 1913. Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous diagrams in the text; free endpapers browned; red ribbed cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, covers very lightly age-marked else a very good, bright copy. With the trade stamp of Thacker of Bombay on front paste-down. Analyses 101 endings with pawns. EXTREMELY SCARCE. Betts 21-10.

$53.29

The Modern Chess Problem. Issued under the Supervision of the British Chess Company. Second Edition, Revised, with a New Preface.

By P.H. WILLIAMS

George Routledge,, [1912]. Sm. 8vo., Second Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), and numerous diagrams in the text, free endpapers lightly browned, small neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original burgundy pictorial cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, white and black lettered in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a remarkably bright, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at end. With a relevant contemporary cutting loosely inserted. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Betts 30-11.

$47.96

The Chess Player's Compendium. A Practical Guide to the Openings. Fifth Edition with a New Supplement by Alfred Emery.

By William COOK

Frank Hollings,, 1910. Roy. 8vo., Fifth Edition, with title in red and black, and very numerous chess tables throughout, free endpapers lightly browned; original pictorial green cloth, upper board framed and blocked in white and black lettered in gilt, lower board blocked in white and black, gilt back, backstrip mildly faded (but all lettering entirely legible), covers slightly age-marked else a very good, clean copy. With publisher's advertisements at front and rear. This edition contains an additional 31 pages of examples from games played 1902-1910. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Betts 13-67.

$53.29