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  1. Morphy’s Games of Chess.

    Morphy’s Games of Chess. 1939

    £500

    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 …Read more

  2. Cigarette Cards and How to Collect Them.

    Cigarette Cards and How to Collect Them. 1937

    £175

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy of this scarce publication. Read more

  3. A Treatise on the Game of Chess.

    A Treatise on the Game of Chess. 1808

    £750

    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 …Read more

  4. Seven Hundred Chess Problems.

    Seven Hundred Chess Problems. 1902

    £875

    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 …Read more

  5. Practical Chess Exercises;

    Practical Chess Exercises; 1818

    £750

    First edition. Kenny (1788-1867) was a prominent educationalist who, in addition to compiling revised editions of several existing textbooks such as Hamel’s Universal French Grammar and Godwin’s History of England, also produced several original works, including Kenny’s School Geography (1856); his Practical Chess Grammar was …Read more

  6. Chess the Hard Way!

    Chess the Hard Way! 1953

    £100

    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 …Read more

  7. Signed souvenir postcard for the 1972 World Chess Championship match played by Robert J. Fischer against Boris Spassky.

    Signed souvenir postcard for the 1972 World Chess Championship match played by Robert J. Fischer against Boris Spassky. 1972

    £975

    Signed by Robert J. Fischer on the recto. The 1972 chess world championship final was the culmination of Fischer’s utterly brilliant career as a chess grandmaster – aged thirteen he had already won the “Game of the Century”. He would now be able to add …Read more

  8. The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play.

    The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play. 1718

    £6,250

    First edition of de Moivre’s early and important contribution to the calculus of games of chance and probability theory. His introduction contains an overview of main concepts such as probability, conditional probability, expectation, dependent and independent events, the multiplication rule, and the binomial distribution. …Read more

  1. Cigarette Cards and How to Collect Them.
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    EVANS, I. O. EVANS, I. O.

    Cigarette Cards and How to Collect Them.

    £175

  2. A Treatise on the Game of Chess.
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    SARRAT, Jacob Henry. SARRAT, Jacob Henry.

    A Treatise on the Game of Chess.

    £750

  3. Seven Hundred Chess Problems.
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    BAIRD, Mrs W. J. BAIRD, Mrs W....

    Seven Hundred Chess Problems.

    £875

  4. Chess the Hard Way!
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    YANOFSKY, D. A. YANOFSKY, D. A.

    Chess the Hard Way!

    £100

  5. Signed souvenir postcard for the 1972 World Chess Championship match played by Robert J. Fischer against Boris Spassky.
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    (FISCHER, Robert J.) (FISCHER, Robert J.)

    Signed souvenir postcard for the 1972 World Chess Championship match played by Robert J. Fischer against Boris Spassky.

    £975

  6. The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play.
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    MOIVRE, Abraham de. MOIVRE, Abraham de.

    The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play.

    £6,250

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