Morphy Gleanings

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Author: Sergeant, Philip Walsingham (1871-1952)

Year: 1932

Publisher: David McKay Co

Place: New York


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 Contains new biographical details, 35 games previously unpublished in Great Britain, contemporary impressions of the master, and 15 games of the MacDonnell v La Bourdonais match, with Morphy's annotations.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.


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.