Author: Gossip, George Hatfield Dingley (1840-1907)
Publisher: David McKay Co
xi+884+[122 index] pages with illustrations. Thick octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original decorative pictorial cover with red, black and gilt stamping on a green cloth. Spine stamped in gilt with red lettering and black decoration. First published in 1875 (London). (Betts: 13-27) Revised edition.
Chiefly consists of a survey of all the openings. Main lines of play are shown in a bold typeface, with notes of sub-variations printed in lighter type. Includes diagrams of critical positions and many illustrative games; also, a selection of 25 problems by various composers. This edition is after S Lipschutz first appearing in 1888 in London and New York by Routledge. This addition with a supplement of "revisions, amendments, specimen games and problems", from the period 1880-1886.
Corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends rubbed, moderate rubbing to covers and spine, new end papers and paste downs. Over all a very good copy issued without dust jacket.