Author: Betts, Douglas A
Publisher: Moravian Chess Publishing House
xix+659 pages with index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. (Lusis: 5) facsimile reprint of the 1974 first edition.
Chess: An Annotated Bibliography of Works published in the English Language, 1850-1968 by Douglas Betts has a total of 2,769 entries in 55 Sections. This includes 145 in section 7-General chess periodicals, 78 in section 8-Yearbooks, and 18 in section 42-Problems periodicals.
From a bibliographical point of view it is obviously important to record every edition of each work, and this information is very useful to collectors, librarians, book sellers, chess-players, problemists, authors and editors; but here I am trying to establish the number of original chess publications.
The periodicals section in Betts is very incomplete, as he acknowledges, and furthermore, it is impossible to ascertain the full publication details of many entries.
Some occasional pencil check marks next to entries. A very good to fine copy issued without jacket.