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Scacchia Ludus: Or, The Game of Chess. A Poem

Scacchia Ludus: Or, The Game of Chess. A Poem by Vida, Marcus Hieronymus, Bishop of Alba [Marco Girolamo Vida]. English translation by W. Erskine. The Pastorals translated by Mr. Craig

London: A. Millar, 1736. 219 pp., includes both the fold-out frontispiece and the portrait of the author. Boards detatched but p...

$1,295.00
Chess Fundamentals

Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca y Graupera, José Raúl (1888-1942)

vii+246 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamp...

$2,675.00
Chess Tournament Crosstables:

Chess Tournament Crosstables: by Jeremy Gaige (1927- )

4 volumes: Volume (1851-1900) iv+166+[27 unnumbered] pages with bibliography and appendix; Volume 2 1900-1910v[1]+[167]-354+[2]p...

$500.00
Chess Made Easy: or, the Games of Gioachino Greco, the Calabrian; with Additional Games and Openings, Illustrated with Remarks and General Rules..

Chess Made Easy: or, the Games of Gioachino Greco, the Calabrian; with Additional Games and Openings, Illustrated with Remarks and General Rules.. by Greco, Gioachino

London: J. and P. Knapton and W. Sandby, 1750. Second edition. Very good overall. Second edition of a compilation of the games...

$2,500.00
The Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress, containing the games of the International Chess Tournament held at New York in 1889

The Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress, containing the games of the International Chess Tournament held at New York in 1889 by Steinitz, William (1836-1900)

New York: Sixth American Chess Congress, 1891 xxxviii+490 pages with table and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in ori...

$3,000.00
The World

The World's Championship Chess Match Played at Havana between Jose Raul Capablanca and Dr. Emanuel Lasker 1921 by Cassel, Hartwig (Introduction)

Privately Printed, 1921. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 39pp; Maroon cloth boards with gilt titling to front, boards squ...

$325.00
Are there any? A chess problem book. (Signed)

Are there any? A chess problem book. (Signed) by Anderson, G[erald] F[rank]

Stroud, Glos: Stroud News and Journal, [1958]. First printing. Hardcover. Good+. Duodecimo in green cloth with gilt spine and ...

$445.50
Cleveland Public Library, John G White Department: Catalog of the Chess Collection (Including Checkers)

Cleveland Public Library, John G White Department: Catalog of the Chess Collection (Including Checkers) by Clevland Public Library

  2 volumes: [iv]+613 pages; [iv]+578 pages. Folio (14 1/4" x10 1/4") bound in original red gilt lettering to spine. Introduct...

$3,250.00
The Book of Chess

The Book of Chess by Selkirk, George H

London: Madgwick Houlston & Co., Ltd., [1868]. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good+. Small octavo in green coth, with dec...

$112.50
The Celebrated Analysis of the Game of Chess, Translated from the French of A D Philidor; with Notes and Considerable Additions, including Fifty-Six New Chess Problems

The Celebrated Analysis of the Game of Chess, Translated from the French of A D Philidor; with Notes and Considerable Additions, including Fifty-Six New Chess Problems by Walker, George (1803-1879)

xxxiii+[2]+251 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7" 4 1/2") bound in original pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bi...

$1,500.00
III Internationales Schachturnier in Karlsbad von 28 April bis 20 Mai 1923. veranstaltet durch die Direktion des Hotels Imperial und die Stadtgemeinde Karlsbad in Verbindung mit dem Karlsbader Schach-Club

III Internationales Schachturnier in Karlsbad von 28 April bis 20 Mai 1923. veranstaltet durch die Direktion des Hotels Imperial und die Stadtgemeinde Karlsbad in Verbindung mit dem Karlsbader Schach-Club by Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932)

198+[2 adds] pages with diagrams and portraits. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4"). Bound in maroon cloth with original wrapper with...

$125.00
A Chess Explorer: Life and Games

A Chess Explorer: Life and Games by Myers, Hugh

Signed and dated by the author on title page. Near fine condition softcover, light crease on front cover bottom corner and back...

$175.00
Ca. 1817 Chess and Backgammon set, in box made to imitate a two volume folio set and W. Lewis' 2 volume Oriental Chess (1817)

Ca. 1817 Chess and Backgammon set, in box made to imitate a two volume folio set and W. Lewis' 2 volume Oriental Chess (1817) by CHESS; BACKGAMMON; W. Lewis

London: J. M. Richardson, 1817. Hardcover. Very Good. Leather-backed boards with marbled foredges with original hinges, bound ...

$1,280.00
Chess Made Easy: or, The Games of Gioachino Greco, the Calabrian; with Additional Games and Openings, illustrated with Remarks and General Rules

Chess Made Easy: or, The Games of Gioachino Greco, the Calabrian; with Additional Games and Openings, illustrated with Remarks and General Rules by Greco, Gioachino

London: J. and P. Knapton ... and W. Standby ., 1750. Second edition. Engraved frontispiece by I.S. Müller after the dr...

$3,750.00