The World Championship match between Dr Machgielis Euwe (champion) and Dr Alexander Alekhine (ex-champion and challenger), October-December, 1937: the thirty games, with annotations

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Author: Wood, B[aruch], H[arold] [editor] from the library of James J. Barrett

Year: 1937

Publisher: Chess

Place: Sutton Coldfield


79+[2] pages with illustrations and diagrams. Royal octavo (10" x 7") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to cover and spine. From the library of James J. Barrett (Betts: 27-43) First edition in book form.

Reprinted from articles appearing in Chess. An account of the match with all 30 games, fully annotated by Alekhine, Euwe and other leading master, together with statements and news of the contestants and of the match; collected by Baruch Wood.

James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine beginning on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine's choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, "I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games."


Spine ends heavily rubbed, gilt mostly rubbed from spine, head spine bumped, James J. Barrett's book plates on front and back paste downs else a good to very good copy.