First Edition of The Book of the First American Chess Congress

  • The Book of the First American Chess Congress.
  • The Book of the First American Chess Congress.

The Book of the First American Chess Congress.

$850.00

Item Number: 69097

New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1859.

First edition of this landmark work on early American chess history. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. color frontispiece decorated in gilt, numerous text illustrations. The frontispiece is a dedication to Paul Morphy, the winner of the tournament. In excellent condition with light rubbing. A very nice example.

This work includes the 67 games in the Grand Tournament of 1857 held in New York, with Paul Morphy claiming the first prize. It also covers The Problem Tourney with 53 set-ups and their solutions in the back section of the book. Each problem is accompanied by a drawing of the board with the pieces strategically positioned.

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