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Pierce Gambit, Chess Papers and Problems by  James (1833-1892) and William Trimbrell Pierce Pierce - First Edition - 1888 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: 000078)

Pierce Gambit, Chess Papers and Problems

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Pierce Gambit, Chess Papers and Problems

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

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  • hardcover
  • First
Good to Very Good/No Jacket
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[9]+226 pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bjound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover and black embossed decoration to cover. (Betts: 15-6) First edition.

Contains an analysis, with illustrative games, of the variation commencing 5. P-Q4 (d4) in the Kings Gambit, by W T Pierce; "Chess Papers", a collection of miscellaneous articles and poems, by J Pierce; and 134 problems by both authors, including 42 two-movers, 65 three-movers, and 27 longer problems, with solutions at the end (a few self-mates are included).


Corners bumped, spine ends and corners rubbed, spine head chipped, soiled, spine age darkened else a good to very good copy issued without jacket.


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