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Boy's Own Paper Office: London, 1913. Large Octavo; pp 824; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; bound book of individual editions for one year; original publisher's cloth has slight soiling to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; beveled edges; gilt lettering to front; brown, white and red embossed illustrations to spine and front; slight sunning to spine; sturdy boards; text block shows slight foxing to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; some cracking to gutters; frontispiece; profuse with drawings, paintings and some photographs; previous bookshop's sticker to rear pastedown; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Boy's Own Paper Office, 1922. Large Octavo; pp 784; G/no-DJ; burgundy spine with gilt text; bound book of individual editions for one year; original publisher's cloth has slight soiling to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; beveled edges; red lettering to front; brown, white and black embossed illustrations to exterior; slight white spots to spine; sturdy boards; text block shows slight foxing to exterior edges; light foxing to first and last few pages; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; profuse with drawings, paintings and some photographs; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Houston, TX: Lancha Books, 1977. Limited Special Edition. Small Octavo: VG-/VG-: Off white and orange spine with orange text: DJ has age toning, general shelfwear, some scuff marks: Boards are strong with dust staining, some rubbing: Textblock is clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears: Limited Special Edition: 184 pp.
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, Inc., 1954. 10mo; pp 192; G/Fair; black/gray spine with ivory and black text; dust jacket has noticeable chips to head tail edges; mild sun fading to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has light wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges and corners; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior has slight age toning; illustrated;.
New York: Halcyon House, 1932. Reprint. Octavo, 517 pages; VG-/G; spine red and black with white and yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; dust jacket has moderate chipping, primarily to head and tail of spine, some wear to hinges, chipping to upper rear cover and rear flap; newspaper portrait of Hemingway pasted to ffep; top edge of text block red; some glue staining to endpapers from binding; with 82 photographic illustrations ; published in year of first publication; shelved case 2.
Chicago, New York, San Francisco: Rand McNally & Company, 1969. first printing. Octavo; pp 223; VG-/no-DJ; green spine with beige text; cloth is slightly sun faded; minor wear to edges and corners; panels are strong and intact, text block shows light age toning to exterior edges, previous owner's book plate to front pastedown, inscribed and signed newsletter included by the author;.
Cincinnati: Stewart & Kidd Company, 1917. Reprinted. 12mo; pp 452; G/no-DJ; white spine with black text; cloth in white wraps; cloth has noticeable wear to exterior; small chip to spine foot and fore corner; sturdy boards; text block shows light age toning to exterior edges; foxing to few first and last pages; some staining to tail edges, mostly toward rear pages; tight binding; frontispiece; interior clean; fully illustrated;.
Berryville, VA: Blue Ridge Press, 1949. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Green fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing on edges, minor bumping to corners, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear on edges, personal inscription by previous owner on front end paper dated 1950, pencil check marks on a few pages of the Bibliography on the rear pages, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 443; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
Berryville: Blue Ridge Press, 1949. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Green spine with gilt text; Cloth has slight shelf wear such as lightly rubbed edges, and slightly scratched & sunned exterior but overall intact with strong panels; Text block shows slightly age toned exterior edges with foxing and light foxing on first few pages also, but otherwise clean pages and tight binding; pp 443. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Berryville, VA: Blue Ridge Press, 1949. US Printing. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. large green volume in matching slipcase. slipcase spine end detached but present; medium green clothbound HB with centered gilt-stamped type, titling segmented by several gilt bands. abover average shape, exterior wear to ends and extremities is slight. trim, very clear, neatly aligned ivory sheets make up the textblock, highlighted chapters with 20 titled illustrations including frontispiece. lightly foxed head and tail edges. 443 pp. in green slipcase, with paste down label in foxed ivory, centered black titling on slipcase spine. upper slipcase spine is cut neatly, visibly separated. as is.
New York: Random House, 2001. Advance Reader's Copy (ARC/ Uncorrected Galley Proofs). Octavo in wraps, VG, spine is black with copper text: minor shelfwear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of wraps, one 1" crease to bottom edge of rear wrap. There is one long, superficial scuff on back wrap: the scuff is on the lowest third of the wrap, and the shine is dulled as a result. The copper color of the rear wrap is not affected by the rubbing. Binding strong and text clean. Book is now in protective plastic bag. Shelve locked fiction case.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922. Small Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Green fabric spine with black text and decorative. Boards have general shelf wear, slight bumping on corners, rubbing to edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to edges, personal inscription by previous owner on front end paper, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 140.
Warsaw, Poland: Sport & Tourist, 1964. Fourth Edition. Qto. VG/VG-. half yellow and half white split DJ spine, has bold black capitals in Cyrillic for title only down spine. moderate edgewear, stressed spine ends and jacket outer corners. blind-stamped lettering down uniformly beige spine, brown stamped figure upon adjacent front board. ex-libris, prior owner bookplate affixed to left fep. profusely illustrated, in color and b/w, and some tipped in plates. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TEXT throughout main textblock. pages clean, no marks/writing, clear edges all sides. indicated as printed in Poland. 360 pp. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Leipzig: Schachverlag Hans Hedewig's Nachf., Curt Ronniger, 1926. Second revised and enlarged edition. Octavo; “Zwiete, umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage” (2nd revised and enlarged edition); G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue (faded) with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, peripheral fading to cloth; Text block has bookplate to front pastedown, tanning to endpapers, a few light, penciled checks within text, else clean interior; Text in German; 135 pages, illustrated (chess diagrams).
Aachen: Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 1995. Octavo; VG/no DJ; Hardcover without DJ; Spine white with black print; Boards in illustrated paper, bumps to outside front corners, mild wear to spine caps, slight spotting on back; Textblock has spotting, stains to outside edge, inside clean and tight; 292 pages, color illustrations.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 255 pages; G+; fully bound in dark blue cloth, spine and front cover have gilt tooling and lettering; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild chipping at the top and bottom, has mild rubbing on both covers and minor bumping on the fore edge corners, spine has hard rubbing near the bottom; pages have minor dust build up along the top edge; illustrated with plates with tissue guards; shelved case 13.
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1941. Quarto; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with black print; Boards in illustrated green cloth with white and black print, slight surface tears to spine ends, slight shelfwear; Text block clean and tight, slight age-toning to paper; 78 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Coward-McCann, 1962. Octavo; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with red and black print; DJ has small tears at spine ends and flap corners, toning to spine, peripheral soiling, edgewear with slight tears and creasing to top and bottom edges, slight stains at top of rear; Boards in blue cloth with silver print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slightly cocked spine; Text block clean and tight; 253 pages, illustrated (drawings, b&w plates).
New York: Chess Review, 1946 - 1952. Octavo; VG- to G+ condition hardcover, 5 Vols; Vol 14 - Sunned red spine with faded green spine,Vol 16- sunned red spine with grey text, Vol 18 - Sunned burgundy spine with burgundy text, Vol 19 - Sunned green spine with dark green text, Vol 20 - Sunned blue spine with faded yellow spine ; All volumes have heavy shelf wear and age, fading,, marks and rubbing along surfaces, chipping to corners, fraying at edges and sides; Bindings cocked but intact, foxing and age toning to pages, binding on volume 20 weakened (see photo for details); Age toning along text block exterior, text block clean, vivid grey scale illustrations; Vol 14 - Jan 1946 - December 1946 Vol 16 - Jan 1948 - December 1948 Vol 18 - Jan 1950 - December 1950 Vol 19 - Jan 1951 - December 1951 Vol 20 - Jan 1952 - December 1952 Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates].
Glen Cove, NY: R.H.M. Press, 1980. 10mo; pp 243; G/paperback; white spine with blue and white text; Grade Yourself, 230 test positions; covers show modest wear to exterior; mild rubbing to edges; slight crease to front joint; intact panels; text block has light toning to exterior edges; small price sticker inside front cover; sticker to half title page; interior clean; illustrated;.
Garden City: Nick Lyons Books, Doubleday & Company, 1978. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, grey with white and black print; DJ has slight edgewear, price-clipped; Boards in black cloth with silver print, mild spotting, shelfwear; Text block has ink inscription on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; 96 pages.
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1929. Tall octavo; good/none; faded red cloth spine with gold text; boards, moderate shelf wear and bumping; two small tears, head area of spine; some fraying, all edges; endpapers, tinted red; text block, lightly toned; B/W illustrations; 92pp. Print run limited to 850 copies.
New York: Doubleday, 1963. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; G+/G; Spine is white with black text; DJ has shelf wear, rubbing along edges and corners, some age-toning and stains, some material loss along edges, design is clear; Boards have general edge wear, light bumping to corners, age-toning, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, binding is strong, age-toning, content is clear; pp 273; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
London: Faber Popular Books, 1955. Octavo; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, yellow with black print; DJ has small portions torn away at spine caps, smudging to spine, edgewear, shelfwear, price-clipped; Boards in brown cloth with red print, water stain to top edge, mild wear to corners and spine caps, fading and wear to bottom edge; Text block has spotting to edges and endpapers, stain to top edge, clean text; 173 pages, illustrated with line drawings and b&w plates.
Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2003. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Blue spine with title in yellow, subtitle in white: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with light shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, light rubbing to edges mainly at corners and head and tail of spine, binding solid: Textblock is clean, front end paper inscribed by author: First Edition: 252 pp.
London: The Feild Office, 1978. Reprint. Reprint; Wide Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine is green with black and gold lines with black text; Boards have general shelf wear, edge-wear, scratches, rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, light pen of front free-end paper, age-toning, content is clear; pp 226; Additional shipping cost may be necessary for expedited and international orders.
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts: Yang's Martial Arts Association (YMAA), 1989. Second Printing. large 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. medium green wraps spine filled with off white titling, gently abraded tip, tail and outer extremities, mild edgewear. some surface flaws, interior textblock has some photo images, drawings in b/w. lightly toned outer edges. 272 pp. ISBN# 0940871076.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1948. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with black print; Boards in blue cloth, mild wear to corners and spine caps, blemishes on rear, mild wear to hinges, mild shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges, vendor label on front flyleaf, mild peripheral tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; ix, 269 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: The Whitlock Press, Inc., 1931. Octavo; G+ Hardcover; Dark red spine with no text; Boards have age-tone with sunning to the top edges, bumping to the edges and corners as well as moderate stains to the rear exterior but boards have solid binding; Paste downs and end papers are discolored and have moderate stains, Front paste down has a sticker label of a chess club; Text block is clean; 55p.
Chestnut Hill: Bridge Quarterly Publishing Company, 1958. Octavo; G+/Fair-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, red, yellow, white with black and white print; DJ has significant tears across top edge and small tears across bottom edge, shelfwear, smudging, price-clipped; Boards in orange cloth with black print, slight spotting, mild wear to outer corners, spine caps, bottom edge; Textblock has mild spotting to all edges, pencil notations on pages 7-8; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; vi, 506 pages.
Great Neck, NY: R.H.M Press, 1978. Octavo; pp 322; G-/paperback; ivory/black spine with red text; covers show some soiling to exterior; slight staining to head spine edge; rubbed edges and corners; crease to front fore edge; text block has toning to exterior edges; slight cracking to gutters; cracking to pp 174-175 at gutter; interior clean; illustrated.
Los Angeles, CA: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1968. First presumed. Hardcover Octavo; VG/VG; DJ shows general shelf ware: scuffing and chipping on corners, rubbing and scuffing, two small open tears on front head and tail edges of front jacket; Boards clean; Text block is age toned but clean, certain portions of the annotation section are checked in pen, otherwise fine, text and illustration clear and legible; pp 228.
London: Gloucester Publishers Ltd, 2015. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 520; VG/VG; blue spine with black, blue, and white text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth shows minor wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; small stain to tail edge exterior; illustrated.
London: Gloucester Publishers plc, 2003. 8vo; VG/VG; hardcover; red spine with black and white; dust jacket has moderate scratches and tears on the head of spine; boards are minimally bumped to the tips and has shelf wear to edges; front free end-paper and title page are missing; fore edges have foxing and stains; text block is clean; 464p.
London: Everyman Chess, 2007-2010. First Editions. Octavos, 4 volumes, VG/VG-; white DJs, maroon/gray/red lettering: mild overall wear/rubbing to DJs, covers protected by mylar; red cloth boards, bright silver lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards of Vols. 1-3 (see notes on Vol. 4), text-blocks and interiors clean; PART 1 [REVOLUTION IN THE 70s; First Edition, ISBN 1857444221/9781857444223]; PART 2 [KASPAROV VS KARPOV, 1975-1985, incl. the 1st and 2nd matches; First Edition, ISBN 9781857444339; light marking to spine, lettering affected yet clear and legible]; PART 3 [KASPAROV VS KARPOV, 1986-1987; First Edition, 9781857446258]; PART 4 [KASPAROV VS KARPOV, 1988-2009; First Edition, ISBN 9781857446524]; mild creasing to head and top margin of DJ; mild bumping to head, tail, and top edge of front board; shelved above Case 12.
Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg, 1981. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; white spine with red and black text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, edgewear, a few small stains, small price sticker on front flap; boards are strong; textblock has age toning, some staining around edges, otherwise clean; pp 164.
London, Great Britain: B.T. Batsford Limited, 1980. UK Printing. small 8vo. VG/VG-. bright neon yellow, faded from a sunny yellow of the adjacent panel jacket front/rear. spine titling in black and with bold black main title. edgewear is light, somewhat puckered ends and slightly worn edges. front inner flap is price-clipped. black clothbound HB with stamped gold titling between bumped ends of the spine. textblock flipped through lightly, no writing or marks head-edge has a few specks, the others a smooth ivory. 229 pp. ISBN# 0713420359.
London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1985. First Edition. Quarto; pp 240; VG/G; black pictorial spine with ivory and orange text; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; sticker residue to rear; some chips to corners; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.