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MacDonnell, G.A. Chess Life - Pictures,
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : €75,00
Starting bid: €10,00
# of bids: 9
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Location: Sweden
Started: 2023-06-01 01:00:00
Ended: 2023-06-10 19:34:00
Seller: LSAK (4729)  
High Bidder(s): smaug (240)
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MacDonnell, G.A. Chess Life - Pictures,

containing Biographical Sketches, Caïssana, and Character - Sketches. London, Kelly, 1883. With 1 portrait plate as frontispiece as well as 17 portraits in text and 8 portraits on 2 plates by Wallis MacKay. VII, 243 pages. L/N 2981. Betts 28 - 1.

Contents: biographical sketches of Staunton, Morphy, Löwenthal, Boden, Kolisch, Wormald, de Vere, Anderssen, Harrwitz, Blackburne, Duffy, Buckle; a miscellaneous collection of essays, anecdotes and articles on various aspects of the game (caissana); character - sketches (on 'Chess bores' ... 'problem composers and M. de Riviere', etc.); obituary notices of Love, Cochrane, Burden and Boden."

Condition: endpapers with notes. Browned inside and occasionally stained. Book block a bit loose. Binding dusty, corners and edges bumped. Spine with minor defects, slightly defective at top and bottom. Crack inside at gutter.

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