Paul Morphy: Sammlung der von ihm gespielten Partien mit ausfuhrlichen Erlauterngen

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Author: Maroczy , Geza (1870-1951) from the library of Philip W Sergeant signed by Sergeant

Year: 1909

Publisher: Verlag von Veit & Company

Place: Leipzig


xvi+436 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and photographs. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in dark maroon leather with black lettering to spine and cover. From the library of Philip W Sergeant with his signature on the front end paper. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 3203) First edition.

Philip Walsingham Sergeant (1872-1952) was a chess author, without any pretension to mastership, represented Oxford University in the years 1892-5 and assisted R C Griffith in the preparing three editions of Modern Chess Openings. In chess he dealt with a number of important subjects: Morphy's Games of Chess, London (1916); Charousek's Games of Chess (in collaboration with W H Watts), London (1923); Championship Chess, London (1938). All these are lucidly and carefully written but suffer from the defect that, beginning neither a master-player nor a professional annotator, he was not competent to deal with the annotation part of the work. Probably his best book on chess was A Century of British Chess, London (1934).(Golombek: 293)


Occasional marginalia and notes through out by Sergeant, frontispiece edge chipped else a very good to fine copy.