The Golden Treasury of Chess
The Golden Treasury of Chess
The Golden Treasury of Chess
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The Golden Treasury of Chess

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Author: Wellmuth, Francis J (compiler) Signed

Year: 1943

Publisher: David McKay Co

Place: Philadelphia


Description:

viii+304 pages with frontispiece portrait, 9 plates, 1 illustrations, diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt to spine and gilt decoration on front cover in original pictorial jacket. Chess classics series. Number 218 of 500 copies. Signed (Betts:24-45) First edition.

Contains 540 games grouped as follows: My favorites (1-15). The pre-Morphy period (16-54). The Morphy period (55-115). The age of Steinitz (116-167). Modern chess (168-278). Moderns, hypermoderns and eclectics (179-540). The games have occasional comments only and each period has a short introduction. Includes indexes of openings, players and portraits of the leading players.

Condition:

Corners gently bumped, previous owner's inscription on front paste down. Dust jacket corners and spine ends chipped with about 1/4 inch loss to spine head, edge wear, hinges rubbed, lightly soiled.