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The Community of the Future

The Community of the Future by Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941)

295 pages. small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Signed by the ...

$3,250.00
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
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
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
Emanuel Lasker: Denker, Weltenburger, Schachweltmeister

Emanuel Lasker: Denker, Weltenburger, Schachweltmeister by Forster, Richard (1975- ), Stefan Hansen, Michael Negele signed

xvi+1079 pages with over 500 pictures, 1600 diagrams, 700 games and indexes. Thick quarto (11 1/4" x 8 1/4") issued in gray clot...

$5,000.00
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. A copy signed by C. J. Lambert, talented Bri...

$2,500.00
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. Introduction...

$3,250.00
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
Seven Hundred Chess Problems

Seven Hundred Chess Problems by Baird, Mrs William James (Edith Elina Helen Wood) [1859-1924]

unpaginated (418) with frontispiece portrait and column diagrams. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering...

$2,400.00
The Groningen International Chess Tournament 1946

The Groningen International Chess Tournament 1946 by Euwe, M., H. Kmoch & B. H. Wood

Sutton Coldfield, UK: Chess, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 164pp; Dark green cloth boards with gilt titling to s...

$135.00
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
J R Capablanca Letter to Mario Figuerdo

J R Capablanca Letter to Mario Figuerdo by Capablanca y Graupera, José Raúl (1888-1942) signed

One page hand written letter (11" x 8 3/4") on ruled paper to Mario Figuerdo dated February 14, 1939. Signed by Capablanca in hi...

$3,250.00
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. (Bib...

$1,200.00
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