Frere's Chess Handbook, containing elementary insturctions and the Laws of Chess, together with fifty select games by the first players, endings of Games, and the defeat of the Muzio Gambit. Also, thirty-one of the choicest chess problems, and a descr

Author: Frere, Thomas (1820-1900)

Publisher: T W Strong

Location: New York

Year: 1858



xii+229-334 pages Small octavo (6 1/2" x 4 1/4"). Issued in decorative embossed cloth with lettering and decorative gilt design on the spine. (Hagedorn: 45). First edition.

Thomas Frere (1820-1900) was one of the foremost promoters of chess in the USA in the 19th century. He helped organize the 1st American Chess Congress in New York. He was a player in the minor tournament of that congress. He organized the first Brooklyn chess club. He was one of the organizers of the Manhattan Chess Club. He organized the Fifth American Chess Congress in 1880 and the Sixth American Chess Congress in 1886. He worked as a clerk at the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York.


Corners bumped, spine ends rubbed through, previous owner's name on front end paper, title soiled, Doodling in pencil to back free end paper else about very good.