Howard Staunton research
My book, Notes on the life of Howard Staunton, is now available in a limited edition of one hundred copies.† It is a 200-page hardback, size 234 x 156 mm., bound in blue cloth, with spine and upper cover lettered in brass (see photo below).† The book is extensively researched and contains such of my biographical gleanings about Staunton as I feel should be published at this stage, with a bias towards his private life and the human side of his nature.† There are surprises and very much that is new about this overlord of British chess and Shakespeare editor.† Readers can weigh the evidence regarding Howard Stauntonís former identity.† Was he an actor?† Strong evidence that he used the name Charles Sta(u)nton during a three-year period is discussed.† But is that the name he was born with?† I have also occasionally widened my study to report interesting and unsuspected biographical facts about a number of Stauntonís acquaintances, clearing up a few mysteries in the process.† The contents include ten chapters, an appendix, and index of names.† Copious notes at the end of each chapter quote source references, etc..†
The price is 25 pounds.† A few copies remain for sale.† The rates below are inclusive of postage:
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1 copy††††††††† †††††††††† ††††††† 27.60†† †††††††††† †††† 31.40††††† †††††††††† †† 35.00
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For three copies and upwards, please e-mail for a quote by return.† U.K. prices are for second class post or standard parcel rate.† (Please ask for a quote if you require first class).† All overseas deliveries use Royal Mailís airmail printed papers rate.
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As a genealogist and chess enthusiast, I have been seeking facts about Stauntonís life from historical rec-ords.†† I have spent much of my leisure time for over ten years in searching countless manuscripts, books, newspapers, websites and indexes in various record offices and libraries.† Many new facts have been estab-lished.† Research continues.