SETS, PIECES & AUCTION CATALOGUES

 

 

Finkenzeller

Chess: A Celebration of 2000 Years                                            1st  UK ed.

Mackenzie ‘90

 

208pp

Large format. Lavishly illustrated. Impressive work on sets & history.          DW.                                                                       VG+. 

 

£25.00

 

Graham, F

Chess Sets                                                                                         1st ed.

Studio Vista ‘68

 

84pp

88 b&w illustrations. Includes section on modern sets.  DW.        VG

£14.00

 

Greygoose, F

Chessmen                                                                               1st ed. 1979

D & Charles

 

160pp

183 illustrations, many in colour.                 DW                          VG+

£16.00

 

Hammond, A

The Book of Chessmen                                                            1st ed.

Barker 1950

 

160pp

61 b&w plates. By an expert dealer and collector.    XLib  o/w   VG-

£25.00

 

Keats, V

Chessmen For Collectors                                                                    1st ed.

Batsford ‘85

 

240pp

 Large format. Many illustrations including coloured plates. 13 chapters on different countries, plus modern sets, literature & art, appendix, bibliography etc. High production standards.   DW    F-

 

£50.00

 

Keene, R. D.

Chess – An Illustrated History                                                           1st ed.

Phaedon 1990

 

128pp

Large format. Sumptuously illustrated with many photos of pieces, and other chess equipment etc.

 

£25.00

 

Liddell, D. M.

Chessmen

White Lion ‘76

 

171pp

 c. 100 b&w plates illustrating chess sets. DW  VG+

£28.00

 

Linder I. M.

The Art of Chess Pieces                                                                  1st ed.

Moscow ‘94

 

288pp

250 excellent photos b&w but mostly colour. Traces how chess pieces through the ages reflect the various societies in which they were created. Main text in English but bibliography in Cyrillic. Comes in card slip case.  V high production values. DW  VG+

 

 

£30.00

 

Mackett-Beeson

Chessmen                                                                               1st  ed.  1968

Weidenfeld

 

120pp

24 pp in colour with over 100 b&w illustrations. DW  XLib o/w   VG.

£8.00

 

Mackett-Beeson

Chessmen                                                                               

Octopus ‘73

 

97pp

Broadly the same as the 1968 ed. with 123 b&w and colour illustrations.                                                                        DW  VG

 

£10.00

 

Matthews, K

British Chess

Collins 1948

 

50pp

From the well-known series “Britain In Pictures”, this has 4 colour plates + 24 b&w illustrations, most showing pieces in use. DW VG

 

£10.00

 

Schuyer, E.

Het Schaakspel in de kunst-en cultuurhistorie                                 1968

Netherlands

 

88pp

60 b&w plates + other illustrations showing how chess is reflected & recorded in art and cultural history. In Dutch. SB Small format.   VG

 

£9.00

 

Wichmann, H

Chess – The Story of Chesspieces from Antiquity to Modern Times.   1st

Hamlyn 1964

 

328pp

Large format with 196 plates, some in colour with extensive notes.

A real heavyweight work.  DW  VG

 

£45.00

 

Williams, G.

Master Pieces – The Architecture of Chess.

Quintet 2000

 

160pp

Small format but solidly produced.  Lavishly illustrated on every glossy page, with chess pieces, art works etc. A nice work - even the DW has its own DW.                                                                  F

 

£15.00

 

 Chess Auction Catalogues

In alphabetical order of auctioneers and chronological order within each section. pp refers to the number of pages in the chess section of each catalogue.

 

 

Bloomsbury May 2007:

 

 

77pp

Included medal, banknotes and coins. Colour pictures for all 217 chess lots with description and estimates.                                 VG+

 

£12.00

 

 

Bonhams July 2002:

 

 

8pp

Includes furniture & carpets. 89 chess  lots each with description and estimate+ 18 small colour photos.                                       VG+

 

£5.00

 

 

Bonhams February 2006:

 

 

4pp

Includes pictures, maps & furniture. 40 chess lots each with description and estimates.+ 12 coloured photos.                        VG+

 

£6.00

 

 

Bonhams February 2008:

 

 

4pp

Includes pictures, maps & furniture. 37 chess lots each with description and estimates + 13 colour photos.                          VG+

 

£6.00

 

 

Bonhams May 2008:

 

 

103pp

281 chess lots all with description, estimates & colour photos. VG+

£15.00

 

 

Freeman’s May 2002  (USA):

 

 

68pp

230 chess lots with descriptions, estimates & photos.               VG+

£15.00

 

 

Phillips May 1997:

 

 

34pp

115 chess lots with descriptions, estimates & photos.              VG+

£10.00

 

 

Phillips May 1998:

 

 

40pp

183 lots with descriptions, estimates &  some b&w photos       VG+

£10.00

 

 

Phillips April 1999:

 

 

35pp

149 lots  with descriptions, estimates &  some b&w photos      VG+

£10.00

 

 

Phillips May 2001:

 

 

40pp

172 lots  with descriptions, estimates &  some b&w photos       F

£10.00

 

 

Phillips November 2001:

 

 

68pp

243 lots  with descriptions, estimates &  some b&w photos       F

£10.00

 

 

Sotheby’s Belgravia April 1980:

 

 

40pp

Includes European Ivories. 141 chess lots with descriptions, estimates & some b&w photos. Small cut to front cover o/w VG

 

£10.00