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Postal Chess Recorder Album Six Complete Chess Sets for Recording Move By Move Positions in Postal Chess Games

Postal Chess Recorder Album Six Complete Chess Sets for Recording Move By Move Positions in Postal Chess Games

New York: Chess Review, 1960. Red/tan card covers. Slight soiled. Event filled in: 1962 (Class C) Class Tourney Section no. 62 c...

$272.25
CRICKET

CRICKET by GRACE. W. G.;

J. W. Arrowsmith. Bristol.,1891. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with mono engravings and photographs, mostly portrai...

£375.00
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l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

570 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Quarto (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Volume 2. (Bibliotheca van der ...

$480.00
Chess Monthly

Chess Monthly by Paul Morphy and Daniel Willard Fiske (editors)

v+390 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9" x6 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine and marbled boards. From the l...

$2,200.00
Studies of Chess: containing Caissa, A Poem, by Sir William Jones; a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess

Studies of Chess: containing Caissa, A Poem, by Sir William Jones; a Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess by Philidor, A.D. and Pratt,Peter

London. Samuel Bagster. 1803. Handsomely bound in full period Tree Calf. Gilt ruled spine compartments. Red morocco,gilt title ...

$1,250.00
FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream SIGNED BY HUNTER S. Thompson (with his "HSThompson"), Thompson

FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream SIGNED BY HUNTER S. Thompson (with his "HSThompson"), Thompson's classic second & most lauded book, launching his unique brand by Hunter S. Thompson, SIGNED on Blank Endpaper in Red Ink (with his "HSThompson"), Inner DJ Flap $5.95, Illustrations by Ralph Steadman, 2-page B/W Frontispiece

Random House, New York, 1971. HBDJ, 1971, STATED 1ST EDITION,with "97532468" number line, Dj With Correct Publication Code 6/72...

$2,980.00
Schach-Echo

Schach-Echo by Otto August Katzer, editor (1899-1975)

296 pages with illustrations, diagrams and drawings. Octavo (8 3/4 x 6 1/4") bound in half leather with green boards with origin...

$125.00
The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899

The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899 by Lord, Frederick Williams (c1856-1937) and W Ward-Higgs (editors)

ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spi...

$1,500.00
Gokyo shumyo (Brilliancies From Go Classics)

Gokyo shumyo (Brilliancies From Go Classics) by Hayashi Genbi

OFFERING: An early edition of Genbi's first book, the classic work on tsumego with 520 life and death problems in seven sections...

$275.00
Kagan

Kagan's Neueste Schachnachrichten Schachzeitung by Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932) [editor]

344 pages with diagrams, tables and plates. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5") bound with original wrappers bound in. Volume 10 complete, also...

$400.00
Der Erste und Zweite Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes

Der Erste und Zweite Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes by Schallopp, Emil (1843-1919)

viii+228 pages with diagrams and tables lacks frontispiece. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 leather with black boards and gilt...

$750.00
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l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

571-1115 page with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") issued in wrappers. Volume 6. (Bibliotheca...

$375.00
Bobby Fischer Uncensored

Bobby Fischer Uncensored by De Lucia, David and Alessandra

394 pages with diagrams, plates, photographs, and facsimiles. Quarto (11" 8 3/4") original proof sheets with corrections by Davi...

$1,500.00
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l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

ix+814 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Folio (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Published in 1927 with the in...

$500.00
Internationales Kaiser-Jubilaums-Schachturnier Wien 1898

Internationales Kaiser-Jubilaums-Schachturnier Wien 1898 by Fahndrich, Hugo (1851-1930) and Georg Marco

Wien: Verlag des Wiener Schach-Club, 1898 xix+351 pages with diagrams and table. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") bound in brown cloth ...

$900.00



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