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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 author. First edition.At the end of his life Lasker wrote "The Community of the Future" - a book in which he tried to put down ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$3,250.00


Chess Fundamentals by Jose Raul "J R" Capablanca y Graupera, (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 stamped pictorial chess board to front cover. Signed by Capablanca. (Betts:11-24) First edition. Published shortly after he had won...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$2,675.00


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 cloth with silver lettering to spine and cover and two ribbon markers. Published for the Lasker Society. Introduction by Paul Werne...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$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.. 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 British provincial player 1870-early 1900s, signed and dated Nov. 30th 1868; a copy which passed through two important English che...

From Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints

$2,500.00


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 present; well-worn, old tape marks. Front board with a chipped free endpaper taped to it; a bookplate on pastedown. Chipping to ...

From S.C. Sumner

$1,295.00


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 original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black chess pictorial to both covers. Limited to 500 copies. This is copy 88 i...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$2,000.00


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]pages; Volume 3 (1911-1920) iv+[355]-520A+[2 unnumbered] pages; Volume 4 (1921-1930) iii+[350A]+[496A]+[520B]+[521]-920+xvi page...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$500.00


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 by George J Maciuszko. (Betts: 1-58) First edition.This catalog consists of some 15,000 items from the chess and checker sec...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$3,250.00


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 his bold hand at the bottom of the letter.In the letter Capablanca discussed Alekhine and responds to many discussions which were...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$3,250.00


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 cover bottom corner and several pages. Rare self-published autobiography and best games collection of chess iconoclast and un...

From 64 Books

$175.00


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 drawing by C.D. Moor + one engraved double-page plate. xxiv, 212, [1, errata] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Full period calf gilt, spine gilt...

From James Cummins Bookseller

$3,750.00


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

London: J. M. Richardson, 1817. Hardcover. Very Good. Leather-backed boards with marbled foredges with original hinges, bound to imitate a 2 volume folio set of leather bound books. With all 32 original wooden chess pieces (and two extras), and 28 backg...

From Common Crow Books

$1,280.00


Das Internationale Gambitturnier in Baden bei Wien 1914 by Marco, Georg (1863-1923)

Wien: Verlag der Wiener Schachzeitung, 1916 iv+184 pages with diagrams, plates and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original wrappers with black lettering to spine and cover. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5318) 1st edition. The ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$250.00


Das Grossmeister-Turnier New York 1924 by Alekhine, Alexander Alexandrovich (1892-1946)

xx+337+[3 ad] pages with diagrams, plates and tables. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's light brown cloth with brown lettering to spine and cover. Forward by Herman Helms. Inscribed by Alexander Alekhine. (Bibliotheek Bibliotheca van ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$3,500.00


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 to spine and decorative gilt cover, page ends in gilt, decorative flower gilt end papers, beveled edges. The text is printed i...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,200.00


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