Lasker's Chess Magazine, Volume V
Lasker's Chess Magazine, Volume V
Lasker's Chess Magazine, Volume V
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Lasker's Chess Magazine, Volume V

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Author: Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941) [editor]

Year: 1906-1907

Publisher: Emanual Lasker

Place: New York

Description:

288 pages with index, portraits and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") Rebound in green cloth with gilt lettering to cover. Volume V. (Betts: 7-51) First edition.

Lasker's Chess Magazine ran a total of nine half-yearly volumes from November 1904 to January 1909. Besides being World Champion, the multifaceted Lasker was also engaged in his noted mathematical and philosophical researches, and editing his own magazine allowed him to keep in touch with the chess world without having to stray too far from his study. He had obviously taken heed of Steinitz's mixed experiences more than a decade previous as editor of his own International Chess Magazin and ensured both that the content was highly accessible (each issue carried his beginner's guide, A Course of Instruction in Ye Ancient Game of Chesse), and that the magazine was adequately financed (Professor Rice had a hand in this). Hannak, in his Lasker biography, commented, It didn't just contain the usual collection of games and problems, coupled with a few news items, it went much deeper, revealing more of the meaning and background of chess than any previous chess editor had attempted. Indeed, in an early editorial Lasker rails zealously against the contemporary chess periodicals.

Condition:

Attractively rebound, lacking the original wrappers, else a very good copy.