Chess Brilliants: One Hundred Games (75 even and 25 at odds), examples of daring sacrifice and o skill of Andersen, Steinitz, Morphy and other chess masters, past and present

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Author: Taylor, (I) John Odin Howard (1837-1890) [editor]

Year: 1869

Publisher: Samuel Miller and Simpkin, Marshall and Company

Place: Norwich and London


xv+134 pages with diagrams, appendix and index. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5") rebound red cloth with gilt lettering to spine with original front cover laid on. (Betts 24-6) First edition.

Specimes of play of Morphyu8, Andersen, Steinitz, Lange, Kolisch, Harrwitz, Staunton, Kieseritzky, De Labourdonnais, McDonnell, Blackburne, Neumann, Lowenthal, Falkbeer, Boden, and others. 100 games without notes and 16 diagrammed mating positions.

John Odin Howard Taylor was a solicitor in London and financial supporter of chess. For upwards of forty years he was an enthusiastic supporter of local and national chess in England; he founded, in conjunction with the late Mr. F. H. Lewis, the brilliancy prize now established in connection with all important tourneys, and he regularly contributed to the principal tournaments in this country. He was the author of two well known chess books: Chess Brilliants: One Hundred Games (1869) and Chess Skirmishes (1889). Opponents, partly in odds games, include Anderssen, Blackburne, Boden, De Vere, Kolisch, Loewe, Rev. MacDonnell, and Zukertort.


Rebound, pencil marginalia, some checks next to games, previous owner's neat name to title else about very good.