Chess Eccentricities

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Author: Verney, George Hope (afterwards Lloyd-Verney) [1842-1896]

Year: 1885

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co

Place: London


[4]+xvi+196+[4 ad] pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in cream stiff boards with black lettering to spine and red and black lettering and pictorial to cover. (Betts: 55-3). First edition.

Contents: Chess for four players (rules; correspondence resulting from the publication of the author's "Four Handed Chess", 1881, concerning points of play; varieties of Four Handed Chess with rules varying from those given by him 1881). Chess for three players (varieties of Three Handed Chess with descriptions, rules of play). Chess for two players (varieties of play in ordinary chess: the old games as played in India, Syria, Arabia, Hindustan, Tibet, Burma, Java, Borneo, China; the Small, or Old chess; Persian chess; the Double Chess game; varieties of placing the pieces; varieties of boards; varieties with additional pieces, such as the Courier Game, The Emperor's Game, The Arabic Game, Full Chess Game, Turkish Chess). Chess for six players, eight players and other oddities of the chess board.


Spine rubbed away, spine ends chipped, edge wear, soiled, corners bumped and rubbed through, some foxing to page ends else a good to very good copy.