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Kimmo Välkesalmi

Chess Gems 1st edition 1860
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : €130,00
Starting bid: €100,00
# of bids: 5
Closes: 5 Hours, 7 Mins
Location: Austria
Started: 2021-02-14 06:28:48
Ends: 2021-02-27 19:25:00
Seller: Stikuw (597)  
High Bidder(s): GONZO68 (15)
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Chess Gems 1st edition 1860:

Miles, John Augustus. Chess Gems: Some of the finest examples of Chess Strategy, by ancient and modern masters. Collected from various sources, and carefully revised and arranged. With the solutions; and twelve original positions by the editor. Fakenham (Norfolk), self-published, 1860. 4°. With 1 frontispiece and many diagrams. 3 unn. sheets text, 108 sheets with diagrams, 20 unn. sheets solutions. Probably publisher binding with embossed illustrations and lettering on spine. Linde - N. 2400; Kiel chess catalog 3928, Betts 32-4: "434 assorted problems, with solutions at the end." Rare edition with a collection of problems by various authors and composers, including by Damiano, Salvio, Stamma, del Rio, Lolli, Allgaier, Ponziani, Mendheim, Silberschmidt, Petroff, de la Bourdonnais, Bone, Bolten, Calvi, Brede, Anderssen, Kieseritzky, Kling, Horwitz, JB of Bridport, C. Bayer, F. Healey, JA Miles. 

Rare first edition. 

Condition: Binding with some wear and soil. Spine with some chippings and defects on hinges. First endpapers with slight moisture edge, bookblock not affected! A few pages with light foxing. Paper edges dusty. Otherwise inside nice and clean. Overall Assessment = Good! 

Postage EUR (insurance included): It depends on whether the shipment is made by parcel or registered mail. I try to choose the most cost-effective yet reliable way.

I combine shipping – you always pay just real postage! The packing materials are free.

I send with the so-called "Paketmarke" (for further information which is, in general, the most cost-effective and reliable way to send parcels to Austria. One feature is that the shipment costs are defined via the longest and the shortest side of the parcel. The weight isn´t important although it is limited to 31,5 kg. The parcel is also insured up to € 500,-.

  1. PM 045 = longest and the shortest side of the parcel is added max. 45 cm) GER=€9,90, other EU = €12,90
  2. PM 070 = longest and the shortest side of the parcel is added max. 70 cm) GER=€14,90, other EU = €17,90
  3. PM 120 = longest and the shortest side of the parcel are added max. 120 cm) GER=€19,90, other EU = €22,90

Therefore if you win more than 1 lot and the books fit into the same parcel, the shipping costs will be the same as for 1 book. 

Important: Please wait with payment until you get my confirmation email, as the shipping costs have to be calculated.

P.S.: Bibliographical data taken from the KWABC ( database maintained by Mr Per Skjoldager (PS).

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