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Staunton’s Chess-Players Handbook, 1848

Staunton (Howard), The Chess-Player’s Handbook...a popular and scientific introduction of the game of chess, exemplified in games actually played by the greatest masters, Second edition revised, London: Henry G. Bohn (Bohn’s Scientific Library), York Street, Covent Garden, 1848, 8vo, P.p. viii, 518. Plates [1], very lightly browned, red cloth boards blindstamped and gilt (slightly grubby), original owner’s signature in brown ink, chess board motif blocked in gilt on upper board. Includes an attractive frontispiece lithographed in colour.

Stock Reference Number: MC 1402



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