Author: Jean Dufresne (1829-1893) and Charles Thomas Blanshard (editors)
Publisher: W W Morgan for the Office Chess Player's Chronicle; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Compny, Ltd and W H Lyons; The British Chess Company
Place: New Barnet, London, Newport, KY
3 volumes. First Series: xiv+103 pages with tables, diagrams and index. Second Series: x+119 pages with tables, diagrams and index. Third Series: viii+109 pages with tables, diagrams and index. Duodecimo (6 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's red cloth with black lettering to spine and overs. (Betts: 24-12; 24-14 and 24-16) First editions in English.
The First Series is a translation of Schachmeisterpartien, with some additional notes by Blanchard. A Collection of 74 annotated games, from tournaments played 1887-1890 grouped by openings. The Second Series is a sequel to the First, containing 76 annotated games from the period 1890-1892, grouped by openings. The Third Series contains 70 annotated games from tournaments and matches, 1894-1895, grouped by openings. Each of the three volumes has a different English publisher.
Previous owner's name to front paste downs. Some occasional pencil corrections. Corners bumped, spine of First Series chipped and damp stained,, all volumes soiled and somewhat stained else about a good set of a scarce item.