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The second half of our auction No. 42 is taking place today (the first part took place on 6-8 March). Most lots have been posted and a few more (mostly tournament books) will be added soon - stay tuned!


The first half of our auction included 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: 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".

I'd like to mention an interesting link related to lot No 47 -


Grandmaster Alexander Baburin, 20 March 2014

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You can download results of some of our recent auctions - simply right-click on the file and chose "Save":

World File
No 33, 9-11 February 2012
No 34, 14-16 June 2012
No 35, 30 August - 1 September 2012
No 36, 1-3 November 2012
No 37, 6-8 December 2012
No 38, 31 Jan - 2 Feb 2013
No 39, 15-17 March 2013
No 40, 13-15 June 2013
No 41, 5-7 December 2013



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