Author: Thomas B Rowland (1825-1918) and Frideswide F Rowland editors
Publisher: William McGee
+104+[12 ad] pages wiyh diagrams, charts and illustrations. Small octavo (7" x5") bound in original publisher's red cloth with black lettering to cover. (Linden - N. 5893; Betts: 8-7) First edition.
Similar to Brand's 1880 directory, but extended in scope. Contents: articles, essays, humorous sketches, a list of the chess clubs and associations of the United Kingdom, names of the addresses of well-known players and of players willing to visit clubs, addresses of chess resorts in London, continental chess resorts, a list of chess periodicals and chess columns, chess laws and prize problems.
Soiled, front gutter reinforced, corners and spine ends bumped and rubbed, heal edges stained, lacks end papers, some occasional pencil notations else a good copy,