The Chess Handbook: Teaching the Rudiments of the Game,a nd giving an Analysis of all the Recognized Openings. Exemplified by appropriate Games actually played by Morphy, Harrwitz, Andersen, Staunton, Paulsen, Montgomery, Meek and man others.

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Author: Amateur

Year: 1859

Publisher: E H Butler Co

Place: Philadelphia


256+[16 ad] pages with diagrams. duodecimo (6 7/8" x 4 3/4") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Hagedorn: 50) First edition.

This appears to be a clever abridgment from the English Handbook, which the Editor of the book himself states "the basis of his work." The illustrative games, however, are newly, and in the main, carefully selected. We are not told who composed the dozen problems on diagrams which are inserted at the end of the volume. (Hagedorn page 73)


Spine ends chipped, corners bumped and rubbed through, previous owner's names on front end paper and paste down, else a good to very good copy.