Morphy Gleanings

Author: Sergeant, Philip Walsingham (1871-1952)

Publisher: David McKay Co

Location: New York

Year: 1932

$125.00


Description:

vi[7]-114 pages with 5 plates including frontispiece, diagrams, indexes and genealogy chart. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover, embossed rule to front cover edges. (Betts: 29-96) First American edition.

An independent work, but one which can be regarded as a supplement to his Morphy's games of Chess. Contains new biographical details, 35 games previously unpublished in Great Britain, contemporary impressions of the master, and 15 games of the MacDonnell v La Bourdonais match, with Morphy's annotations. Page 99, "second thoughts", lists corrections to the earlier work.

Condition:

Previous owner's name on front end paper. Jacket edge wear with tears and chips, spine ends and corners chipped, soiled, spine and fold over edges age darkened. A better than very good copy in a very good scarce jacket.