The Golden Treasury of Chess

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Author: Wellmuth, Francis J (compiler) Signed

Year: 1943

Publisher: David McKay Co

Place: Philadelphia


viii+304 pages with frontispiece portrait, 9 plates, 1 illustrations, diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt to spine and gilt decoration on front cover in original pictorial jacket. Chess classics series. Number 218 of 500 copies. Signed (Betts:24-45) First edition.

Contains 540 games grouped as follows: My favorites (1-15). The pre-Morphy period (16-54). The Morphy period (55-115). The age of Steinitz (116-167). Modern chess (168-278). Moderns, hypermoderns and eclectics (179-540). The games have occasional comments only and each period has a short introduction. Includes indexes of openings, players and portraits of the leading players.


Corners gently bumped, previous owner's inscription on front paste down. Dust jacket corners and spine ends chipped with about 1/4 inch loss to spine head, edge wear, hinges rubbed, lightly soiled.