Author: Hagedorn, Ralph Karl
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
+-92 pages with 8 plates an appendix. Octavo (9" x 6 3/4") issued in black cloth with red and white lettering to spine. (Betts: 1-55). First edition.
Contains the text of Franklin's The morals of Chess; a commentary on this essay with historical notes; Franklin's other writings on chess, the result of research by the author among his various works; Chess in America to 1859: a bibliography, a revised edition of Fiske's American Chess Bibliography, retaining Fiske's entries but including twice the number of items that Fiske had discovered in 1859; a list of the various printings of The morals'; a further account of the automation chess player, previously mentioned in the historical account; a number of illustrations, including a portrait of Franklin, and a picture of the automation. The bibliography gives full details of each title and locations of copies in selected U S libraries.
Pages beginning to age tone. Jacket price clipped with slight rubbing to points and hinges, spine ends chipped else a very good copy in like jacket.