Handbuch des Schachspiels

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Author: von Bilguer, Paul Rudolf (1815-1840) and Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa

Year: 1912-1916

Publisher: Verlag von Veit & Co

Place: Leipzig


1040+iv+[4 adds]pages Quarto (11 1/4" x 7 1/2") originally bound in wrappers in 11 parts. Rebound in brown quarter leather. (Linde-Niemeijeriana: 2382) First complete edition.

>Handbuch des Schachspiels (Handbook of Chess, often simply called the Handbuch) is a chess book, first published in 1843 by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. It had been the project of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, another member of the Berlin Chess Club, who died in 1840. Von der Lasa completed the project and saw it published, with von Bilguer alone named as author. It contained comprehensive analysis of all opening variations then known, plus a section on the history and literature of chess. Through 1874 von der Lasa prepared four further editions (1852, 1858, 1864, and 1874). The sixth edition (1880) was by Constantin Schwede, and the seventh edition (1891) by Emil Schallopp with the assistance of Louis Paulsen. Carl Schlechter prepared the eighth and final edition. Published in 11 parts between 1912 and 1916, it totaled just over 1000 pages and included contributions by Rudolf Spielmann, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Richard Teichmann.


Original wrappers bound in but edge chipped and fragile with some tape repair else about very good copy.