Chess For Winter Evenings; containing the Rudiments of the Game, and Elementary Analyses of the Most Popular Openings, etc

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Author: Agnel, H[yacinth] R (1799-1871)

Year: 1848

Publisher: D Appleton & Co

Place: New York and Philadelphia


xiv+509 pages with 3 illustrations including frontispiece and diagrams. Small octavo (7 3/8" x 5") Three quarter leather with gilt stamping and raised bands on spine. Translations by H R Agnel (Hagedon 23) (Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 731) (Fiske XIX) First edition.

This book has enjoyed a wide popularity in America. Its analyses are chiefly derived from Staunton, although some new games and many problems are added. One or two important openings are entirely neglected by the compiler. Scattered through the book are four pleasant Chess sketches, chiefly translated from the Palamede. Each of these stories is illustrated by steel engravings from paintings by Weir. Agnel was for many years Professor of French and Spanish at the United States Military Academy. (Hagedorn).


Dampstained at heal gutter else a very good copy.