CHESS, THE HISTORY OF A GAME, Richard Eales, Batsford, 1985; 16 illustrations; index; 240 pp.; 8vo; original cloth gilt, dust-wrapper, in very good condition. 10 pounds

 

FRENCH DEFENCE, A. Suetin, English translation, 1988; frequent diagrams; 255 pp.; 8vo; orig. pictorial card covers, a good, firm copy, very slightly browned. 6 pounds

 

BASIC CHESS ENDINGS, Reuben Fine, David McKay [1941], reprinted in U.S.A., 1969; frequent diagrams; xiv+573 pp.; 8vo; original blue cloth, a good, firm copy, dust-jacket is a little rubbed and marked. 8 pounds

 

CHESS OPENINGS ILLUSTRATED, II. THE CENTRE GAME AND DANISH GAMBIT, J. Du Mont, G. Bell & Sons, 1920; frequent diagrams; xii+80pp.; 8vo; original pictorial green cloth, a firm copy, cloth a little darkened. 6 pounds

 

CHESS: A HISTORY, Harry Golombek, 1976; numerous illus., some in colour; diagrams; 256pp.; 4to; original brown cloth gilt, slightly faded, without dust-wrapper, a good, firm copy. 9 pounds

 

A HISTORY OF CHESS, Jerzy Gizycki, The Abbey Library, London, 1972; English text edited by B.H. Wood; numerous illus., some in colour; 376pp.; 4to; contents slightly browned, original green cloth gilt, dust-wrapper, good, firm copy. 7 pds

 

GRANDMASTERS OF CHESS, Harold C. Schonberg, Davis-Poynter Ltd., 1974; frequent illus.; 317pp.; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. black cloth, dust-wrapper, a very good copy. 8 pounds

 

THE CHESS PLAYERS, Frances Parkinson Keyes, The Book Club, London, 1961; a novel based on the life of Paul Morphy; 375pp; 8vo; original blue cloth, a firm copy, dust-wrapper torn. 5 pounds

 

A BREVIARY OF CHESS, S. Tartakower, 1937; diagrams; index of names; viii+267pp; small 8vo; fore-edge spotted, orig. gilt dec. navy cloth, a sound copy, a school prize. 5 pounds

 

QUEEN’S GAMBIT, L. Pachman, published by CHESS, n.d.; frequent diagrams; English descriptive notation; 256pp; 8vo; original green cloth gilt, a firm copy, some stains on lower cover. 5 pounds

 

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO WINNING CHESS, Fred Reinfeld, Foulsham, 1964; frequent diagrams; viii+212pp; 8vo; original cloth gilt, dust-wrapper, a very good copy. 3 pounds


KARPOV - KORCHNOI 1974, W.R. Hartston & R.D. Keene, Oxford Univ. Press, 1974; games with diagrams; 94pp; 8vo;
orig. pictorial card covers, a good copy, contents a little browned. 3 pounds

 

THE CHESS PLAYER'S BEDSIDE BOOK, ed. R. Edwards & R.D. Keene, 1975; illus.; diagrams; English descriptive notation; 149pp; 8vo; original green cloth gilt, dust-wrapper, a very good copy. 6 pounds

 

KARPOV - KORCHNOI 1978, THE INSIDE STORY OF THE MATCH, R.D. Keene, Batsford, 1978; games with diagrams; 159pp; 8vo; orig. pictorial card covers, a good copy. 5 pounds

 

KORCHNOI VS. SPASSKY, CHESS CRISIS, R.D. Keene, 1978; games with diagrams; 128pp; 8vo; orig. pictorial card covers, a good copy. 5 pounds

 

MOSCOW MARATHON: THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP, 1984-85,  J. Speelman & J. Tisdall, Unwin Paperbacks, 1985; games with diagrams; xvii+299pp; 8vo; orig. pictorial card covers, a very good copy. 6 pounds


THE CENTENARY MATCH: KASPAROV - KARPOV III, R.D. Keene & D. Goodman, Batsford, 1986; games with diagrams, and commentary; 124pp; 8vo;
orig. pictorial card covers, a very good copy. 8 pounds


CHILD OF CHANGE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GARRY KASPAROV, Garry Kasparov & Donald Trelford, Hutchinson, 1987; 24 pages of photographs; illustrative games; 243pp; 8vo;
inscription on front free endpaper, original cloth, dust-wrapper, a very good copy. 7 pounds

 

THE INNER GAME, Dominic Lawson, Macmillan, 1993; an insider’s story of the World Chess Championship, 1993, between Short and Kasparov, and “the psychological plots and snares with which the world’s greatest chess grandmasters attempt to destroy each other”; 249pp; 8vo; orig. cloth, a firm, clean copy, dust-wrapper slightly creased. 5 pounds

 

WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP: KASPAROV V. SHORT, Daniel King and Donald Trelford, Cadogan Chess, 1993; games with diagrams; xvii+128pp; 8vo; orig. pictorial card covers, a good copy. 4 pounds

 

 

John Townsend’s recent book, Historical notes on some chess players  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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