Author: Thomas B Rowland (1825-1918) and Frideswide F Rowland editors
Publisher: William McGee, George Bell & Son, I M Bown, N Preti, W H Lyons
Place: Dublin, London, Leeds, Paris and Newport
+104+[12 ad] pages with diagrams and illustrations. Small octavo (7" x5") bound in original publisher's red cloth with black lettering to spine and cover. (Linden - N. 5893; Betts: 8-9) Fifth annual edition. First edition.
Similar to Brand's 1880 directory, but extended in scope. Contents: articles, essays, humorous sketches, a list of the chess clubs and associations of the United Kingdom, names of the addresses of well-known players and of players willing to visit clubs, addresses of chess resorts in London, continental chess resorts, a list of chess periodicals and chess columns, chess laws and prize problems.
Corners bumped, spine darkened, lightly soiled else very good.