A New Treatise on chess; Containing the Rudiments of the Game, Explained on Scientific Principles: Including numerous Original Positions, and a Selection of Fifty New Chess Problems

Author: Walker, George (1803-1879)

Publisher: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper

Location: London

Year: 1833

$200.00


Description:

xv+160 pages with two diagrams including frontispiece. Small octavo (7" x 4 1/2") issued in pebble brown cloth with paper label on front board. (van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 666) Second edition, enlarged and improved.

George Walker was an English music publisher, author and chess organizer who founded clubs, columns and magazines in England. He started the Westminster Chess Club in 1831 and St Georges in 1843. He wrote a chess column in The Lancet in 1823-4 and in Bell's Life in London 1835-73. He edited The Philidorian in 1837-8. He arranged La Bourdonais' visits to London and gave money to poverty stricken chess plalyers. He wrote Games at Chess by Philidor and his Contemporaries (1835), Chess Studies (1844) containing 1000 games, including the La Bourdonnais-McDonnell match games, and Chess and Chess Players (1850), an entertaining but inaccurate book. (Divinsky: 232)

Condition:

Corners bumped, front end paper neatly cut out former owner's name, spine ends and corners rubbed, lacks spine label else a very good copy.