The Bristol Chess Club: Its History, Chief Players and 23 years record of the principal events; 151 games by 64 past and present members
The Bristol Chess Club: Its History, Chief Players and 23 years record of the principal events; 151 games by 64 past and present members
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The Bristol Chess Club: Its History, Chief Players and 23 years record of the principal events; 151 games by 64 past and present members

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Author: Burt, John Norman (1840?-1883)

Year: 1883

Publisher: James Fawn & Son

Place: Bristol

Description:

xii, 202 pages with diagrams and indices, frontispiece game puzzle diagram. Small octavo (7 3/8" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped decorative covers. (Betts: 6-9) First edition.

This work is divided into four books. The first is the history of the club pages 1-27, from its earliest date, a short account of the yearly proceedings during the previous 23 years and a brief sketch of the Club's chief players and authors. The second book comprises games from the earliest extant by any Bristol player to 1859 and problems by composers of the era. Book three is correspondence, Consultation and other games played in "The Anthenaeum Club" between 1859 and 18781 and probems composed at the period. The fourth book includes game and end games played in the present club and problems composed by its members. Within the work there is a selection by visiting masters: Andersen, Staunton, Lowenthal, Kieseritsky and others and have occasional notes appended.

Condition:

Points and spine ends rubbed, some foxing, spine sunned and dulled else about a very good copy of an exceedingly scarce item.