Author: Steinitz, William (1836-1900)
Publisher: G P Putnam & Co
Place: New York
xli+193 pages with illustrations and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") bound in reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt chess board to front board. (Betts: 14-1) First edition.
The first section is elementary, containing introductory and general material not specifically devoted to the opening. The main part of the work comprises an analysis of the openings in tabular form, including, in addition to the tables, a number of illustrative games. Each right-hand page carries notes augmenting the analysis in the tables, and annotations to the games. Openings covered in this volume are the Ruy Lopez, Three and Four Knights' Games, Scotch Gambit, Two Kingts's Defence, Petroff's Defence and Philidor's Devence. A Final section analyzes the games of the Steinitz-Chigorin match. Part two was published in 1895.
Corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends rubbed, book plate of Hubert Arnold on front paste down, shelf wear, gilt bright on front board, spine gilt dulled else a very good copy.