INVITATION TO MR. DANIEL W. FISKE TO THE HONORARY DINNER FOR PAUL MORPHY AT THE REVERE HOUSE ON TUESDAY MAY 31ST 1859 AT 6 pm BY THE COMMITTEE OF THE BOSTON CHESS CLUB, one page, the original invitation. Reserve price, $125. Bid increments, $20. Auction ends May 22, 2013 at 12:00 NOON
PLEASE NOTE THAT PHOTOS ARE NOT RETURNABLE EXCEPT IF THE DEPICTED PERSON(S) ARE NOT WHO THEY ARE CLAIMED TO BE
PROSPECTUS OF THE NATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS, New York 1857, originally from the chess library of the famous Dutch Collector Dr. M. Niemeijer, with his chess bookplate, 13 pages, with the Rules and Regulations, Committee of Examination and Reward, etc. h, vg. SOLD AT $375.
THE WORKS OF DAMIANO, RUY-LOPEZ, AND SALVIO ON THE GAME OF CHESS; TRANSLATED AND ARRANGED WITH REMARKS, OBSERVATIONS, AND COPIOUS NOTES ON THE GAMES. J. H. Sarratt, London, 1813, T. Boosey. XVIII + 382p. h, exc, raised bands, 3/4 leather, gilt edges & lettering. A very fine copy. Books such as this from the early 1800's are seldom found in such fine condition. $750
CHESS FOR BEGINNERS, F. Hardy, London, 1866, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, Frederick Warne and Co., L/N 940. 94p. The main attraction in this tiny (2.75 in x 3.75 in) book is the very nice color plate showing two men playing chess with a third as an onlooker. Stiff covers and gilt edges. $99
CHESS FOR BEGINNERS, F. Hardy, London, 1869, Bedford Street, Strand, Frederick Warne and Co., L/N 940. 94p. The main attraction in this tiny (2.75 in x 3.75 in) book is the very nice color plate showing a woman and a man in a colored drawing playing chess in a drawing room with Hardy's name in big letters on the front cover. . Stiff covers and gilt edges. h, exc. $75
A HANDBOOK OF CHESS, G. F. Pardon, 3rd ed, London, 1863, L/N 868. h, exc, Pardon did "Sixpenny Handbooks" for Chess, Whist, Billiards & Bagatelle, The Cardplayer & Draughts and Backgammon. 96p. $65
CHESS MADE EASY INTENDED AS A FIRST BOOK, G. Walker, London, 1850. W. & T. Piper, 1850.h, exc. L/N 688, 2nd ed. gilt edges. 128p. With problem by Lolli on back cover (mate in 7) and frontispiece drawing of a lady and gentleman playing chess. With a chess poem in the frontispiece. $175
LEIDSCH STUDENTEN SCHAAKGENOOTSCHAP MORPHY, Oct. 1953. Announcement for the Leiden Blitz Chess Tournament with names of Committee members (incl. Euwe), $15
26TH CHESS OLYMPIAD -THESSALONIKI 1984 ENVELOPE WITH SPECIAL CANCELLATION & INVITATION PLUS 4 DECALS, includes list of hotels & registration forms. $6
LUDEK PACHMAN TO DR.E. WILDHAGEN, TLS,Aug. 15, 1963. Thanking Wildhagen for sending three volumes of the "Weltgesichte des Schach " series to him and telling him that he is sending some of his Strategie and Tactics series to him.$15
AI SCACCHISTI AMERICANI PAOLO MORPHY - Pensiero Elegiaco per Piao-Forte, Giuseppe Liberali, Oct. 5, 1884, positive photostatic copy, the musical score in commemoration of Morphy, as published in the Brooklyn Chess Chronicle of Nov. 15, 1884. $12
BOGOLJUBOW POSTCARD, Oct. 7, 1932 to Dr. Med. Herz in Nauheim, signed "E. Bogoljubow". exc, $185
BOTVINNIK'S ANALYSIS OF HIS FAMOUS GAME VS. RESHEVSKY IN THE FIRST USA-USSR MATCH IN 1955, photostat of the original 6-page document in Botvinnik's hand in Russian. $15
CHESS AND HANDWRITING, Helen Weissenstein,4p, in a 1957 issue of The American Graphological Society Bulletin, Morphy is mentioned specifically. Xerox of the Weissenstein article alone, $5
CHESS STRATEGY, Edward Lasker, 5th ed, Phila, 1921, h, shaken, ex library, autographed by the author in February 1923. $45
CHESS TOURNAMENT POST CARDS, all exc. $4 @: PALMA DE MALLORCA 1970; XXXII SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP 1967; PALMA DE MALLORCA 1969; PALMA 1968; Photo of Hotel Jaime in Palma de Mallorca where many tournaments have taken place.
DON BYRNE - FISCHER ORIGINAL GAME SCORE, US CHAMPIONSHIP, 12-27-58, in Byrne's Hand, 48-move draw. $175
FIDE CERTIFICATE PROCLAIMING NORMAN T. WHITAKER A "MAITRE INTERNATIONAL DE LA F. I. D.E." in 1965, one page on stiff paper, signed by the FIDE President then. $60
A. B. HODGES PHOTO, US Cable Team, 2x4-inch B&W. Mounted on a stiff card. $15
JAMES MASON PHOTO, 2.5x4-inch, at the time he was on the British Cable Team. Mounted on a stff card. $15
DE VERE PHOTO, Mayall Photo, London, De Vere appears to be in his late 20's or early 30's. An excellent photo. 2.5x4-inches. $75
FIRST ANNUAL CABLE CHESS MATCH BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF COLUMBIA, HARVARD, YALE, & PRINCETON and the British Universities Oxford and Cambridge, Apr. 21 & 22 1899. Admission card for E. B. Cook (the famous chess problemist). With stamped envelope from Dr. L. D. Broughton. $25
POSTCARD- PHOTO OF SIX YOUNG FELLOWS PLAYING CHESS, from an early daguerreotype, handtinted by Antoine Claudet. very fine, $25
JENS ENEVOLDSEN POSTCARD, B&W photo, autographed by Enevoldsen, He was Bent Larsen's guide and mentor. He was one of the keys to Larsen becoming one of the games greatest players during the 6o's and 70's. $10
POSTCARD, ca. 1905, color, two dogs playing chess with German inscription, $10.
HEDEWIG'S CARTOONS OF FAMOUS MASTERS AT THE PRAGUE 1931 OLYMPIAD, $6@: Weenink, corner chipped off,not affecting drawing; Marshall, corner bent, not affecting drawing; Vera Menchik.
LIVING CHESS, France, circa 1923, two very nice B&W photos, 8x10-inch. $12@
GEZA MAROCZY, Studio photo of Maroczy at Nürnberg 1896. 4x6-inch sepia tone. By the Fritz Schumann Studio. $125
FRANZ GUTMAYER, 4x4-in, at the chessboard, author of many German chess books, probably from a book, $5
HASTINGS PREMIER TOURNAMENT 1968/1969, On stationery of the Times and Hastings International Chess Congress, Autographs of Smyslov, Gligoric, Tukmakov, Hübner, Hartoch, Kottnauer, Smejkal,Keene, Fuller, Persitz, Clarke, Danny Wright, & Frank Rhoden (Congress Director. $175.
J. H. BLACKBURNE to "SIR", photostat of 2-page letter from Simpson's Divan, January(?) 4, 1878. In JHB's hand. Gives his terms for two days play: first day, all comers and consultation; second day 10 blindfold games, 8 guineas... $30
MODERN ANALYSIS OF THE CHESS OPENINGS, Frank J. Marshall, Amsterdam, (1913), L/N 1915. 82p. h, exc, Inscribed by many-time Pennsylania State Chess Champion Sydney Sharp (1885-1953) by Frank Marshall, dated Jan. 31st 1913. $375.
CHESSFOR BEGINNERS, 2nd edition, London, 1837, rebd with all the colored plates, 149p, h, exc.A well-known book. $180
CHESS PRACTICE: BEING A CONDENSED AND SIMPLIFIED RECORD OF THE ACTUAL OPENINGS IN THE FINEST GAMES, INCLUDING THE WHOLE OF THE BEAUTIFUL SPECIMENS CONTAINED IN "CHESS MASTERPIECES", H. E. Bird, London, 1892, h, vg, 98p. It is interesting that of the 62 players Morphy is not included with the other three (Barnes, Mackenzie, and Perrin) from America. $65
NAPOLEON'S CHESSMEN AND TABLE, Postcard color photo, addressed to David Lawson in 1960. These items are at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. $18
PETROFF, drawing, 3x4-in, from a chess book or a chess magazine, $10
POMAR ORIGINAL SCORES, from Büsum 1968 tourney, each in Pomar's hand: a) Besser -Pomar, 14-move draw, $20. b) Pomar-Medina, 29-move draw, $30. c) Parma- Pomar, 40-move draw, $30
POST CARD FOR THE III TORNEO INTERNACIONAL DE AJEDREZ "VIRGEN PEREGINA" at CASINO MERCANTIL E INDUSTRIAL PONTEVEDRA, 21-25 AGOSTO 1973, with special cancellation, $6
SAMUEL RESHEVSKY, TLS, Jan. 15, 1963, to Norman Wilder, announcing his coming simul tour. 1p. $38
TASSILO VON HEYDERBRAND UND DER LASA, drawing plus 2p article with mention of his famous chess library of some 3358 items in 1890. Original page from Borsodi's American Chess Magazine. $8
THE CHESS MATCH AT PARSLOE'S, on Feb 23, 1794, in the presence of the Turkish Ambasador. photostatic image, 11x7 cm. from Lawson's collection. $2
OLD AND RARE & REPRINTS
AN EASY INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME OF CHESS, London, 1809, first ed, h, exc, with slight waterstain on first 6 leaves & chess bookplate of James Barrett with interesting tipped-in commentary on this book and its various editions. The most interesting features are its anecdotes, the poem Caissa, and The Morals of Chess by Franklin. 254 p + a fold-out table (fragile). $160
ANALYSIS OF THE GAME OF CHESS BY A.D. PHILIDOR. Translated from the last French Edition. and further illustrated with Notes, by W. S. Kenny, London, 1819. L/N 493 Nicely rebacked with original boards, 264p. With the nice frontispiece plate of Philidor. $290
CHESS POTPOURRI, A. C Klahre, Brooklyn, 1931, h, exc. 55p. Among other topics are: Chess in Hades by Fiske; Anecdotes & Witticisms; Letter from a Chess Plaer's Wife; Various References to Chess, 11p compilation. Scarce. $90
DAS HOCHBERÜHMTE STEIN=ODER SCHACHSPIEL,(Frankfurt, ca. 1690). The original is quite scarce and valuable. This is a 1975 DDR reprint made as a photo-mechanical copy. h. mint, 83p with the two-color title page and endpaper fold-out plate. $30
DAS SCHACHSPIEL DER BATAKER - EIN ETHNOGRAPHISCHER BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DES SCHACH, A. von Oefele, Leipzig, 1904, 63p, p, vg, $38
DAS SCHACHSPIEL, Stralsund, 1850, (Nach einem Romancier der Tafelnrunde.)15p, first four leaves partially burned away with loss of only some 5 words. Sold "as is". $85
DE LUDO SCACHORUM - IL GIOCO DEGLI SCACCHI, F. B. Caldogno, Milan, 1974, Poemetto Latino Inedito con Premessa, Traduzione metrica e Note di Luigi Paletto, 28p. p, exc, $35.
DIE NEU ENTDECKTEN GEHEIMNISSE IM GEBIETE DES SCHACHSPIELS, ODER VERBESSERUNGEN MEHRERER SPIELE DES SELENUS, PHILIDOR'S STAMMA'S CALABROISEN U.F.M...Hirsch Silberschmidt, Braunschweig, 1826, L/N 650192p, with page of errata& fold-out table, h, vg, contents excellent, marbled boards, spine strip lacking, contents exceptionally good, with chess book plate of Karl Baer, a notable German collector of the 30's to the 80s. $675
ELEMENTS OF THE GAME OF CHESS...William Lewis, London, 1822. h, exc, a fine copy with two bookplates (Beaufort & Gates), full green leather, raised bands, gilded page edges, spine & bc sl. rubbed, 246p, $275.
JACOBUS DE CESSOLIS ODER DAS SCHACHWERK DES CESSOLIS, T.H. von der Lasa, Steffisburg, 1956, p, exc, 36p. $45
LE JEU DES ÉCHECS, Philippe Stamma, Paris (1844), rebd in high-quality binding with original wrappers bd in. First 20 or so leaves with faint waterstain in top corner, h, exc, $260
MARACHE'S MANUAL OF CHESS, NY (1866), Dick & Fitzgerald, h, vg. 156p. An early Americamn manual of instruction. Includes sections on Dominoes and backgammon. $75
SCHACH, M. Blümich, Leipzig, 1939, h, exc, 77p. A brief general work. $10
STRATEGEMS OF CHESS, (Montigny), London, 1826, 5th edition. h, exc, 229p. $275
STUDIES OF CHESS, A.D. Philidor, 5th ed, London, printed for Samuel Bagster, 1817, h, vg, bd in 3/4 leather, raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, some rubbing, marbled end papers. 428p, a nice copy, with the Philidor etching and 3-D board set-up, $325
THE CHESS PLAYER, ...Containing FRANKLIN'S ESSAY ON THE MORALS OF CHESS, Introduction to the Rudiments of Chess by GEORGE WALKER, Teacher, To Which are Added The Three Games Played at One and the Same Time by Philidor, Sixty Openings Mates and Situations, by W.S. Kenny, Teacher, Boston, 1841, rebd, h, exc, Scarce, Hagedorn #16, L/N 707. $290
THE CHESS PLAYER'S MIND, H.N. Pillsbury, in the May 10, 1900 issue of The Independent, a US magazine, 3p. xerox of just the Pillsbury article, $5
THE GAME OF CHESS - MARCO GIROLAMO VIDA'S SCACCHIA LUDUS, Mario Di Cesare, Nieuwkoop, 1975. With English Verse Translation and the texts of the three earlier versions. h, mint. 111p. $45
THE CATALOGUE OF VON DER LASA'S COLLECTION OF CHESS BOOKS PUBLISHED IN WIESBADEN IN 1887. Reprint, Yorklyn, 2011, ringbd. 50 copies made. This is of special interest for English-speaking collectors because the very interesting preface by v. d. Lasa has been translated into English from the original archaic 11-page German (also given). The catalogue itself consists of 155 pages giving the titles of the books comprising v.d. Lasa's collection which included many great rarities such as some 24 Grecos, six Damianos, five Windischs, a Publicius (Venice 1485), etc. $42
QUARTERLY FOR CHESS HISTORY, Moravian Chess, vol. 14, h, exc, 516p. Loaded with interesting material such as Salo Flohr in 1930, Zukertort and Steinitz in Dublin 1879 and 1881; Forgotten Chess Tournaments: Kiev 1944 & Stockholm 1919; Albin-Delmar Match 1894; Capablanca's World Record in Simultaneous Play, Brooklyn, 1915; Edge-Fiske Letter Transcriptions; and much more. $43.. Vol. 15, h, exc, 468p, Salo Flohr: Chess Activities in 1930, Part II; Chess Biographies (Chigorin, Barda, Van Lennep), and much more. $43
Vol. 16, h, mint, 543p. Includes among much other material: The Early Chess Career of F.D. Yates (1884-1907); Mikhail Chigorin, 2nd part: 1878-1879; Various games previously published only in obscure places of Alekhine's, Capablanca, Lasker, Steinitz, etc. & reviews of McFarland Publisher's chess books. $43 Volumes 1,2, 3, 4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11, 12, 13 available at $38@