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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to card and board games including chess, draughts, etc.

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  1. Morphy's Games of Chess.
    Revised edition of this examination of the chess prodigy's best games. Sergeant's book, based on Johann Jacob Lowenthal's 1860 work, was originally published in the UK in 1915. An incredibly fast player, Paul Morphy (1837-1884) had a brilliant career but soon became disillusioned with the world of chess and retired from... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 116049

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  2. A Treatise on the Game of Chess.
    First edition. Sarratt, husband of noted actress and singer Camilla Dufour, was by profession a schoolmaster. After the death of Verdoni in 1804 he became "London's leading chess professional. Under his influence the London Chess Club (founded in 1807) adopted the continental rule that a game ending in stalemate was a draw,... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104965

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  3. Seven Hundred Chess Problems.
    First edition, first impression, of one of "the most elegant chess books ever to appear" (Hooper & Whyld 27). Edith Baird was a well-known figure in the chess world during the early twentieth century. She was a regular contributor to British Chess Magazine and the leading newspapers of the day, and established herself as... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 98154

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  4. Practical Chess Exercises;
    First edition. Kenny (1788-1867) was a prominent educationalist who, in addition to compiling revised editions of several existing textbooks, produced several original works. His Practical Chess Grammar was published in 1817 and went through several editions, including a German translation published in Leipzig in 1821. Scarce... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 97328

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  5. Chess the Hard Way!
    First edition, with the scarce and striking jacket, of this analytical recounting of the chess games of Canadian-born chess champion D. A. Yanofsky (1925-2000), who in 1939, at just 14 years old, played sensationally for Canada at the Buenos Aires Olympiad, gaining the highest score on second board. He won the British Championship... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 93871

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  6. Cigarette Cards and How to Collect Them.
    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy of this scarce publication. Learn More

    Regular Price: £175

    Special Price £88

    Stock Code: 85804

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