The Book of Chess, A Popular and Comprehensive Guide to All Players of that Intellectual Game With the Latest Discoveries and Full instructions for blindfold chess

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Author: Selkirk, George Hornsby

Year: 1868

Publisher: Madgwick Houlston & Co, Ltd

Place: London


viii+439pp with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in green cloth with gilt decorative stamping to spine and pictorial cover. (Betts: 10-28) First edition.

Contains an introductory section dealing with the basic fundamentals and laws, followed by a survey of the openings (p85-338), 60 illustrative games with annotations and a chapter on the endgame with 78 studies. The cover shows a chess diagram with the board set up wrong (the h1 square is on a dark square instead of a white square)


Corners gently bumped, spine ends lightly rubbed, previous owner's name on front end paper in pencil else a very good copy.