Author: Marian Stere (1958- )
301 pages with illustrations. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial boards. Signed by Marian Stere. First edition limited to 222 copies of which this is number 66.
Marian Stere’s (Romania - A Bibliography of Chess) is a definitive bibliography of Romanian books, periodicals and other items related to chess. The book is intended for chess collectors, historians and chess history lovers. Most of the book is written in English, small parts of the text are simultaneously in Romanian. The material is ordered into several sections and each item has its own reference number. The sections are: Books (described 186 items), Magazines (30), Rules, trainers‘ handbooks, documents of the Federation (50), Tournament bulletins (146), Chess in literature, in mathematics etc. (157) and Chess columns in non-chess periodicals (42 items). In all, 842 items are described, all containing detailed bibliographical record that includes (when available): item number - author - title - place and date of publication - publisher - number of the edition - pagination - size - original price - number of copies published - translator - ISB(S)N - notes. Last two sections deal with chess philately, miscellanea, score sheets, visiting cards, paintings etc. - these items cannot be catalogued as many of them are unique. This is a reason, why they don’t have reference numbers (though they are well described and most of them pictured). (Review by Kael Morky)
Corners gently bumped else very good to fine.