PROBLEMS

 

Addison

The Book of Extraordinary Chess Problems

Crowood ‘89

 

115pp

120 diagrams giving some of the more unusual/crazy positions.       

                                                                                 DW   AN    VG

 

£6.00

 

Anderson

Adventures of My Chessmen 1914 – 1923.

Stroud 1924

 

160pp

LN 2686  120 problems mostly 2-, 3- & 4-movers.  AN     Insc. Bound in red cloth in the style of the Christmas series.

                                                           One corner bumped o/w VG

 

£65.00

 

Akobia

World Anthology of Chess Studies Vol 1: 4,232 Studies with Stalemate

Tblisi 1994

 

544pp

6p intro in English – the rest is languageless.        AN              VG-

£10.00

 

Barnes

Pick of the Best Chess Problems

Elliot 1976

 

157pp

200  2-movers with comprehensive solutions. PB     AN           VG

£4.00

 

Bouwmeester

Modern Endgame Studies for the Chess-player                             1st  ed.

Bell  1959

 

128pp

Signed by Golombek the editor. 101 miniatures. DW in protective covering. Some foxing on early pp                                       o/w VG

 

£14.00

 

Dickens

100 Classics of the Chessboard with Ebert.1st ed.                                          

Pergamon 83

 

217pp

Range of types: 2 & 3-movers, historic & weird.          SB  AN  VG

£6.25

 

Dickens

100 Classics of the Chessboard     with  H. Ebert                                                                

Cadogan  ‘95

 

 

Another copy                                                                        PB  VG

£5.00

 

FIDE

Fide Album No. 1  - 1956 – 1958

Zagreb 1961

 

187pp

The 1st of a project to record the best of the previous 3 years problems & studies, here numbering 661 examples with solutions. The 1st of a collectable series. Tri-lingual. SB with cloth spine & corners. Covers well-handled but internally clean.    AN             G+

 

£25.00

 

FIDE

FIDE Album No. 3 1914 – 1944

Zagreb 1975

 

199pp

After the success of the 1st  2 Albums, the 3rd volume covered the years 1914 – 1944, with 803 of the best helpmates, self-mates etc from that period.  Minimal language.    AN                      HB    VG+

 

£25.00

 

Gosling

John Brown – The Forgotten Chess Composer?                            1st ed.

Matador 2011

 

209pp

The author has assembled as much biographical facts as are known and 50 of his problems.               PB                  AN        F+

 

£10.00

 

Greuf, M

200 Classic Chess Puzzles

Sterling  1993

 

143pp

Mates in 2, 3, or 4 moves.                                                    PB  VG

£4.00

 

Harley, B

Mate In Two Moves – The Two-Move Chess Problem Made Easy

Bell 1947

 

216pp

                                                                                                     G

£4.75

 

Harley, B

Mate In Two Moves – The Two-Move Chess Problem Made Easy

Dover 1970

 

216pp

An exact republication of the 1931 original           SB               VG

£6.00

 

Harley, B

Mate In Two Moves – The Two-Move Chess Problem Made Easy

Dover 1970

 

 

Another copy.  Covers creased                                                 G-

£3.50

 

Harley, B

Mate In Three Moves – A Treatise on the Three-Move Problem.   1st ed.

Chatto 1943

 

198pp

Intro by Alain C. White. DW worn.  Paper yellowing.           o/w  G-

£4.50

 

Herbstman, A

Schaakpartij en Compositie      (Chess Games & Composition)

Tijdstroom (’48)

 

55pp

1st Dutch translation from Russian.  LN 2732. Loose erratum page.  DW frayed but intact.  G

 

£18.00

 

Hoffman

Problemschach – 407 Aufgaben & Studien     (407 Problems & Studies)

Berlin 1985

 

252pp

                                                                                      DW       VG

£7.50

 

Howard, K

How To Solve Chess Problems

Dover 1961

 

171pp

Corrected & revised version of the 1945 original.     PB   AN     VG

£7.50

 

Howard, K

Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers                           1st ed.

Dover 1970

 

109pp

155 positions in sections, each based on 1 composer.                 

                                                                       SB             AN     VG-

 

£8.00

 

Kasparian

Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies

Progress 1980

 

542pp

English trans. from the Russian. Classic work from a master.  

                                                                         DW      AN        VG+ 

 

£18.00

 

Kasparian

Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies

Progress 1980

 

 

Another copy. DW Foxing to page edges                          o/w  VG-

£12.00

 

 

The 2 volume set below is a matching pair of a rare edition, mentioned specifically in the Oxford Companion as “authoritative”. Card covers are reinforced by red book-binder’s tape on spine, keeping titles visible and covers intact. Where exposed to air, paper is starting to brown due to age.  

                    The two volumes deserve to be kept as a pair.

 

 

£50 the pair

Kasparian

2,500 Finales  Tomo I                                         Buenos Aires 1st ed. 1961

Argentina

 

331pp

Authoritative work by the master. 1,292 studies.     PB             AN

 

 

Kasparian

2,500 Finales  Tomo II                                         Buenos Aires 1st ed. 1963

Argentina

 

315pp

Authoritative work by the master. Finishes 3 studies short.  PB AN

 

 

Kok

Wege Zur Endspielstudie. – Bauern Endspiele  Schwarze Damen In Zugzwang (Road to Endgame Study – Pawn Endings & Black Queens in Zugzwang)

 

Koblenz  ’92

 

174pp

251 diagrams. 2 books in one.                             DW   AN     VG+

£10.00

 

Lebeck

Mate In Two!             Originally USA 1987. This ed. by Tournament Chess                                               

1992

 

28pp

Large format.  300  2-movers in an early attempt at desk-top publishing.                                                                         AN   VG

 

£4.00

 

Korn

American Chess Art – 250 Portraits of Endgame Study               1st ed.

Pitman 1975

 

384pp

DW rubbed but in protective cover. o/w internally                   VG+

£15.00

 

Korn

American Chess Art – 250 Portraits of Endgame Study               1st ed.

Pitman 1975

 

 

Another copy minus DW   o/w  VG+

£12.00

 

Lommer

1357 End-Game Studies – The Best Chess Compositions 1935 - 1973

Pitman 1975

 

234pp

                                                                             AN     DW      F-

£15.00

 

Lossa

200 Schachrätsel  (200 Chess Puzzles)

Beyer 1984

 

152pp

Small format                                                            PB   AN     VG+

£5.00

 

Mansfield

Chessboard Delights – Selected From the Sunday Telegraph 1964 - 74

RKP

 

 

116 positions & commentaries from his weekly column.    PB   VG

£4.00

 

Nunn

Solving In Style                                         1st ed.

Allen 1985

 

238pp

The master runs through the range of problems. DW AN Ex Lib  

                                                                                           o/w VG+

 

£12.00

 

Pandolfini

Pandolfini’s Endgame Course: Basic Endgame Techniques Explained

Fireside 1988

 

319pp     239 lessons, 1 per page, with diagram & explanation.  PB   AN   F

£9.00

 

Prokes

Kniha Sachovych Studii   (Book of Chess Studies)

Prague 1951

 

230pp

623 diagrams  Foreword by Pachman. Insc.     AN                  VG

£9.50

 

Raynor

Chess Problems                                                                  5th Reprint

Allen 1935

 

100pp

108 diagrams                                                                    PB    G+

£9.50

 

Reinfeld

Reinfeld On The End-Game in Chess

Dover 1957

 

177pp        Unabridged republication of the Pitman 1940 original. SB  VG

£6.00

 

Roycroft

Test Tube Chess – A Comprehensive Introduction to Endgame Study

Faber 1972

 

370pp

433 diagrams                                                               DW   AN  F-

£14.00

 

Roycroft

Test Tube Chess – A Comprehensive Introduction to Endgame Study

Faber 1972

 

 

Another copy                                                   DW     Ex Lib      G

£7.00

 

Russ, C

Miniature Chess Problems From Many Countries                                 1st ed.

 Heinemann 81

 

262pp

400 Compositions with Solutions and Comments. Errata slip.

 Blue cloth boards with silver titles & design.                             VG.

 

£12.00

 

Russ, C

Miniature Chess Problems From Many Countries

Unwin 1987

 

262pp

400 compositions with solutions & comments           PB  AN  VG+

£9.00

 

Smullyan, R

The Chess Mysteries of the Arabian Knights – 50 New Problems of Chess Detection.

Hutchinson ‘83

 

170pp

Explores the paradoxes of retrograde analysis in a novel way.

                                                                                        PB      VG

 

£9.00

 

Speckmann

Das Logische Schachproblem

Rau 1980

 

123pp

156 diagrams                                                          PB    AN    VG+

£8.00

 

Speckmann

Fremdlinge auf dem Schachbrett  (Strangers on the Chessboard)

1982

 

123pp

Self-published with errata slip. 144 miniature “fairies”  PB AN VG+

£6.00

 

Speckmann

Schachmatt mit acht Steinen (Checkmate wth 8 pieces)

1994

 

142pp

Self-published 220 problems                                       PB AN VG+

£6.00

 

Speckmann

Schachmatt in 4 und mehr Zugen (Checkmate in 4 or more moves)

1993

 

242pp

Self-published 44 miniatures                            PB      AN        VG+ 

£9.00

 

Speckmann

Schachminiaturen mit schwarzer Dame – Probleme und Studien

Beyer 1988

 

146pp

189 positions all with Black’s queen on board.   PB AN          VG+

£7.50

 

White A. C.

The White Rooks in Chess Strategy                                               

Hippocrene  ‘74

 

210pp

A facsimile ed. of the original The White Rooks of 1910 & No. 10 in Alain White’s famous (& v. expensive) Christmas Series.  270 problems by 114 composers.            PB     AN                        VG+ 

 

£12.00

 

White A. C.

Classic Chess Exercises

Hippocrene ‘73

 

223pp        Facsimile of the 1915 original entitled Tasks & Echoes, No. 20 in the Xmas Series. 300 problems from 150+ composers.  PB  AN   VG+

 

£12.00

 

White A. C.

The White King in Chess Strategy                                                    

Hippocrene ‘73

 

212pp   A facsimile ed. of the original The White King of 1914 & No. 19 in Alain White’s famous (& v. expensive) Christmas Series.  296 problems by 161 composers.                                        PB       AN                          VG+ 

 

£12.00

 

White A. C.

D. J. Densmore and The Densmore Memorial Tourney 1918

 

 

239pp

A photocopy of the original of 1920 & No. 26 in Alain White’s famous Christmas Series. However, it has been nicely bound in green boards and endpapers. Biography of Densmore and 50 of his problems, followed by 85 from the Memorial Tourney. AN   VG 

 

 

£18.00

 

Wood B. H.

One Hundred Victorian Chess Problems

Wayland  1972

 

128pp

All taken from the Illustrated London News between 1850 -90 and very much of their time.                                                  DW  VG+

 

£10.00

 

Wood B. H.

One Hundred Victorian Chess Problems

Wayland  1972

 

 

Another copy minus DW

£7.00