Brentano's Chess Monthly

Author: Allen, Henry Clay (1836-1905), Gustavus Charles Reichhelm, Joesph Ney Babson (editors)

Publisher: Brentano Bros Publication

Location: New York

Year: 1881-1882



One volume in two parts. viii+308 pages with color frontispiece chess problem, black and white frontispiece chess problems, tables, diagrams, drawings and index; [309]-644 pages with color frontispiece problems in front of each number, tables and drawings. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in brown modern cloth with gilt lettering to spine. G Reichelm was the editor of the "Game Department"; J N Babson editor of the "Problem Section". Art work and drawings by R. Halm. (Betts: 7-28) First edition.

Preceded by Brentano's Monthly which had a chess column in the monthly magazine. Started in May 1881 and was issued in two volumes, volume one May 1881 through April 1881; volume two May 1882 numbers 1 and 2 and 3 together (August-September 1882) all published. This wonderful publication had great art work by R Halm with many of the prominent players of the day. The beautiful color problem plates were contained in most of the numbers issued and the problem department was very creative with many of the best known composers represented. It contained chess news from Europe and would have articles on chess history and covered the tournaments of the day.


Rebound in modern brown cloth, some internal fingering, closed tear at page 541/2, some occasional small marginal markings, previous owner's name on front end papers else a very good set.