Chess Amateur, The Volume III

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Author: Chess Amateur

Year: 1908-9


Place: Chess Amateur


viii+384 pages with diagrams, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7") bound in black pebbled cloth with the magazine wrapper laid on front cover. Volume III, twelve issues, published from October 1908 to September 1909. (Betts: 7-54) First edition.

No principal editor is given in the text; various regular contributors. The Chess Amateur ran for 24 volumes from October 1906 to June 1930, each volume running from October until the following September except the final volume 24 which ceased after 9 issues. This important and successful periodical was published by Harry Harmer in Stroud until September 1913 and then by Stroud News Publishing Co. Surprisingly no main editor is named (possibly Harry Harmer himself in the early years) but there were many section editors and contributors notably Carslake Winter-Wood, Rhoda A Bowles, Philip H Williams who conducted the problem pages for many years, Alain C White, T R Dawson (a major contributor), Rev. E E Cunnington, W Moffatt, I Gunsberg and W A Fairhurst. No more published after June 30 1930.


Heal spine torn lacking 1/4" x 1", spine heal stained, soiled, corners bumped and rubbed through. A good copy.