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Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games

the-chess-player-s-pocket-book-1889

September 18, 2013

This edition has a new preface and contains a few revisions (e.g. in the Petroff Defence, p. 16-17 and the Allgaier Gambit, p. 38, 63-4). These charming books were designed for the Victorian railway traveller and sold at 'railway booksellers', such as W. H. Smith & Sons. Of a convenient size, they could be slipped into a gentleman's- or lady's- pocket with ease.