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Our auction No. 42 is taking place on 6-8 March. 45 lots have been posted and more lots (tournament books, game collections, books on chess composition, etc) will be posted here soon - stay tuned!
This auction includes many interesting items, such as Das Schach oder Konig-Spiel by Selenus (Leiptzig 1616), New-erfundenes grosses Konigs-Spiel by Weickhmann (Ulm 1664) and L'analyze des Echecs by Philidor (first edition and first issue; London 1749). David DeLucia described the first two as "two of the most beautiful chess books ever printed" (A Few Old Friends, 2nd edition, p. 59). You can see images of the above-mentioned books below:
There are many volumes of the Chess Player's Chronicle on offer in this auction. This is a very tricky periodical, so perhaps the following aricle by Dr Tim Harding will be of interest to you: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/kibitz146.pdf Here is one quote: "Volumes 1-13 were published from 1841-52 with Howard Staunton as editor. The earliest volumes did not correspond to years until Volume 4, which started in January 1843. Volumes 4-7 and 9-13 were monthly, the others weekly. The best account of publication dates was by Ken Whyld in Quarterly for Chess History #8"
Grandmaster Alexander Baburin, 6 March 2014
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