La Nouvelle Régence, Revue Spéciale des Échecs

Author: Paul Journoud (1821-1882) [editor] from the library of James J Barrett

Publisher: Café de la Régence

Location: Paris

Year: 1862



384 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") with original wrappers. From the library of James Barrett. Volume 3. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6016). First edition.

Volume one was published as La Régence and Nouvelle was added to the title starting with volume two. First published in 1860 and discontinued in 1864. Edited by Paul Journoud, who was a member of the Café de la Régence Chess Club of Paris. He was an editor of several chess periodicals: La Régence (1860), La Nouvelle Régence (1861–1864), Le Palamčde Français (1864), and Le Sphinx (1865–1867).

James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine beginning on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine’s choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, ‘I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games.’


Paper spine lacking, heavy edge wear to wrappers with some soiling, Barrett's book plate on front end paper. A good copy.