60 + 100 CHESS PROBLEMS, E. Fasher, Israel, Kinutz CaCabri, 1980, mostly in English, some in Hebrew. $14
100 DER SCHÖNSTEN MEISTERWERKE DER PROBLEMKUNST, W. Horwitz, Vienna, 1948, rebd, ELRS, 64p. $18
101 AUSGEWÄHLTE SCHACHAUFGABEN, Kohtz & Kockelkorn, Braunschweig, 1875, p, a poor copy, fc & part of leading edge etched away in part by silver fish 156p. No loss of text. An important early collection of chess problems. $40
200 IN PROBLEMTURNIEREN AUSGESZICHNETE ZWEIZÜGER, Max Weiss, Bamberg1904. p, exc, pages uncut. 107p. $32
TO ALAIN WHITE, Edgar Allen & Eric Hassberg, p, exc, Overbrook Press, Stamford, 1945. Includes the "A Note of Thanks" from White. 77 pages, one of 300 copies. $600
A CENTURY OF TWO-MOVERS, Alain White, Comins Mansfield, Frederick Gamage, Vincent Eaton. Stamford, 1941, h, exc, one of 350 copies,214p. $350
A SKETCHBOOK OF AMERICAN CHESS PROBLEMATISTS, Alain White, Burney M. Marshall, & Edgar Allen, Overbrook Press, Stamford, 1942. Boxed two-volume set. h, exc, one of 250 sets. Vol. I, 138p. Vol. II, 164p. $525
A TRIBUTE TO G. F. ANDERSON, Chandler, Flood, & Matthews, British Chess Problem Society, Oct. 1974, 108 of his compositions with discussion and solutions. p, exc, 18p. $15
ADVENTURES IN COMPOSITION, C. Mansfield, Overbook Press, Stamford, 1944, one of 400 copies, h, exc, $125.
BEISPIELE ZUR IDEENGESCHICHTE DES SCHACHPROBLEMS VON JOSEF BREUER, De Schwalbe, 1982. 409p, h, exc. A very impressive book with 1800 compositions, discussions, and solutions. $90
OTTO BLATHY CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD WITH CHESS PROBLEM, printed on heavy stock, a) Budapest, 1923, $40. b) Budapest 1924, $40
CHALLENGE TO CHESSPLAYERS, F. Reinfeld, Philadelphia, 1947, h, exc, with dj. A fine copy. The mates are in game positions. 112p. $15
CHTO TAKOE SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZITSIYA, E. Umnov, Moscow, 1974, 163p, p, vg, Russian. Largely chess problems, but with considerable material on endgame studies as well. $8
COMPOSITE VOLUME: 5 volumes bd in one. h, exc. SCHACH PROBLEME UND PRBLEMCHEN, A. Ringier, Aarau, 1913, 119p, 100 problems incl. some self-mates and mostly 2- and 3- movers. DAS SCHACHPROBLEME, H. Ranneforth, Leipzig, 1937. 72p. LEHRBUCH DES SCHACHSPIELS, Horwitz, 2nd ed, Wien, w/o date. circa 1934. 110p. KOMBINATION UND OPFER IM SCHACH, W. Geissler, Nürnberg, 2nd ed, 63p. MUNICH 1936, E. Diemer, titled OLYMPISCHE BLITZSIEGE (part of the Deutsche Bücherei series, Kecskemet, 1936, with 189 games from the 1936 Olimpiad. $160
CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER, V. R. Parton, p, vg, w/o place or date of publication, Guestimate: Great Britain, 1960s. 31p., cuious chess variants & puzzles. $24
DIE SCHWALBE, chess problem magazine. compl. unbd yrs: 1952, 53, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 61. $28/yr.
F. GAMAGE - AN ARTIST IN CHESS PROBLEMS, Alain C. White, h, exc, with protective plastic jacket, Overbrook Press, Stamford, 1941, 228p. One of 250 copies. Unfortunately for chess book collectors, these exquisite books are collected by those who collect small press books and therefore the market is much broader than for chess problem enthusiasts alone. $400
FEINHEITEN DES SCHACHSPIELS - AUF DEM GEBIETE DER COMPOSITION, Erster Theil. M. Lange, Leipzig, 1865, p, good, loose, 193p, An early work on chess problem composition. Needs rebinding. Scarce. $145
FIDE ALBUM 1974-1976, Zagreb, 1980, p, exc, 672 chess problems from around the world. In German, English, and Russian. Plus 128 EG studies. $28
DER FLUG DER SCHWALBE, W. Dittmann, Geschichte einer Problemschach-Vereinigung, Berlin, 1988, p, mint, 149p, addresses of members, photos, history. $28
THE GOOD COMPANION TWO MOVER, G. Hume & A.C. White, ACW Christmas series, Stroud, 1922. 409p. A seminal work on chess problems by two leading experts. h, exc, $180.
JOSEF POSPISIL SACHOVE ULOHY 1908-1916, Z. Mach, Prague, 1917, p, vg, from Grandmaster Szabo's collection, ELRS, 23p, Czech. $45. b) in a protective folder, p, exc, $60
KAK RESHAT' SHAKHMATNYE ZADACHI, A. Gulyev, Moscow/ Leningrad, 1936. Russian. 136p. h, vg, with many examples from around the world. with errata sheet. $85.
KÉPESKÖNYV, G. Paros, Budapest, 1944, scarce, p, exc, 72p, Hungarian. 101 specialized problems (helpmates, etc). $40
LES MILLE ET UN MATS INVERSES, Alain C. White, Paris 1907, 2-vol. set, vol. I, LIX + 234p.h, vg; Vol. II, unpaginated. h, vg, but spine worn at top & bottom, small slit at bottom of spine —back edge. $650 the set.
MATE IN TWO MOVES, B. Harley, Philadelphia, 1956, h, exc, with bookplate of a previous owner plus the name stamp of a previous owner, 207p. A good discussion of the two-move chess problem and some of its many themes. $28
"OUR FOLDER" THE GOOD COMPANION CHESS PROBLEM CLUB, single issues:Vol. VI #5, Feb. 1919. John Gardner Memorial issue, an outstanding Canadian contributor to the magazine, with his photo on the front page. $20. Vol. VI, April 1919, #8, with cover photo of the Philadelphia group of solvers, $20. Issues of this magazine often had interesting articles on other aspects of chess in addition to the strong chess problem content.
P.F. BLAKE, a special issue of The Problemist. Nov. 1971, p, exc, with 76 of his compositions with discussions and solutions. 15p. $10
PROBLEMS AND PUZZLES, P. Wenman, Leeds, 1944, p, exc, 47p, $12
PROVOCAREA UNEI MOSTENIRI (WOLFGANG PAULY - CHALLENGE OF A LEGACY), Bucarest, 2001, Marian Stere, h, exc, 735p, mainly in Roumanian, but with parts in English & German. A massive compilation of material from this famous problemists archives. Over 1500 problems of various types. $48
SAMMLUNG DER AUSERLESENSTEN SCHACH-AUFGABEN, J. H. Zukertort, Berlin 1869, 77p. Quite useable, but a poor copy: fc detached, tattered edges, no loss of text. Largely chess problems, but with 40 actual game endings too. Zukertort was a chess problemist as well as being one of the world's best players in the period early 70's till his deth in 1888. $65
SOVIET CHESS COMPOSITIONS 1945-1947, G. Paros. 200 problems & endgame studies. The limited text is in Hungaran and English. Many fine examples. Two EG studies are by Keres. p, vg. $25. b) p, pages loose, $11
STANISLAV TRCALA - SACHOVY ODKAZ, J. Kalendovsky, Prague, 1999. p, mint, 60p, A tribute to the talented Stan Trcala with some of his games, but mainly 90 of his chess problems. $12
THE PROBLEMIST, Proceedings of the British Chess problem Society, see under MAGAZINES.
UNGARISCHE SCHACH-PROBLEM - ANTHOLOGY, G. Bakcsi, Budapest, 1983, p, exc, 350p, a fine collection of all sorts of chess problems and a section on EG studies as well. $30
VARIATION PLAY, W. Jacobs & Alain White, Overbrook Press, Stamford, 1943, h, exc, one of 250 copies. For some reason this book always appears less than the others in the series. 122p, $750