The Chess Player, Illustrated with engravings and Diagrams. Containing Franklin's Essay on the Morals of Chess; Introduction to the Rudiments of Chess

Author: Walker, George (1803-1879)

Publisher: Nathanial Dearborn

Location: Boston

Year: 1841



112 pages with 3 plates including frontispiece and diagrams. Duodecimo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") issued in green cloth with gilt decorative stamp with gilt letter and blind stamping to cover. 60 openings, mates and situations by W S Kenny with remarks, anecdotes, etc., and an explanation of the round chess-board. (Hagedorn: 18) First edition.

This loosely-compiled volume contains, after Franklin's essay, first, Walker's Chess Made Easy (pages 13-115); the Philidor's games with Conway, Sheldon and Smith (pages 116-1230; then a few brief games and positions (pages 124-142); and, lastly, the round chess, a a few antidotes (pages 133-155)


Corners bumped, spine ends rubbed, 1/4" split at front heal hinge, page 149 heal corner lacking not affecting text, lightly soiled. Very good copy of a scarce American chess item.