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A truly unique and wonderful collection of over 100 rare, out-of-print books, guides and manuals compiled together for the first time on USB flash drive covering all aspects of the ancient game of CHESS.
Study the finest examples of chess strategy, by ancient and modern masters. Learn about openings, theories, analysis, tactics and the strategy behind some of the most famous games of old. Explore the moves that were executed and become a master yourself! A vast treasure trove of information that is suitable for players of all levels. Dating as far back as 1722, some of the books contained within this collection are extremely hard-to-find and will provide a valuable library of reference material. Overall, this is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in this ancient game and those keen historians looking for information on the history and development of chess throughout the ages. The full list of titles included speaks for itself….
This superb compilation of 101 vintage books provides literally 1,000’s of pages of great content and fabulous illustrations for the reader. All of the books have been scanned in high quality and preserved forever in pdf format - easy to read on your laptop or computer, or transfer to tablet, smartphone, kindle or e-reader. You can also print entire books or select pages. Most of the books are written in English with several additional texts in German, Italian and French (see the full list below for details).
This is without doubt the most extensive collection of its kind - compiled over time by rare-book-collections, and only available here! 
The Full List of Titles Included is as Follows:
A game of chess by G. Buffington (1875)
A memorial to William Steinitz; containing a selection of his games chronologically arranged with an analysis of play by C. Devide (1901)
A new treatise of the game of chess Vol. 2 by J. H. Sarratt (1828)
A popular introduction to the study and practice of chess, by an amateur S.S. Boden (1851)
A selection of games at chess actually played in London by the late Alexander M'Donnell, the best English player, with his principal contemporaries by W. G. Walker (1836)
A selection of games at chess, actually played by Philidor and his contemporaries now first published from the original manuscripts ; with notes and additions by G. Walker (1835)
A Treatise on the Game of Chess Vol. 1 by J. H. Sarratt (1808)
A Treatise on the Game of Chess Vol. 2 by J. H. Sarratt (1808)
An attempt to analyse the automaton chess player, of Mr. de Kempelen ... to which is added, a ... collection of the knight's moves over the chess board by R. Willis (1821)
An epitome of Hoyle with Beaufort and Jones's Hoyle improved; or, Practical treatises on the following games, hazard, backgammon, chess, draughts by E. Hoyle (1791)
Analysis of the game of chess by F. D. Philidor (1790)
Catalogue of the chess collection of the late George Allen by G. Allen (1878)
Chancellor chess by B. R. Foster (1889)
Checkers by D. A. Mitchell (1918)
Chess and chess-players by G. Walker (1850)
Chess and playing cards by S. Culin (1898)
Chess fundamentals by J. R. Capablanca (1921)
Chess gems - Some of the finest examples of chess strategy, by ancient and modern masters by J. A. Miles (1878)
Chess generalship by F. K. Young (1910)
Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic literature  with historical notes on other table-games by W. Fiske (1905)
Chess lyrics; a collection of chess problems by A. Mackenzie (1905)
Chess Made Easy New and Comprehensive Rules for Playing the Game of Chess
Chess openings ancient and modern by E. Freeborough (1805)
Chess openings by F. J. Marshall (1904)
Chess Player by B. Horwitz (1852)
Chess praxis by H. Staunton (1860)
Chess problems by G. E. Carpenter (1886)
Chess sparks; or, Short and bright games of chess by J. Ellis (1895)
Chess strategics illustrated by F. K. Young (1900)
Chess strategy by E. Lasker (1921)
Chess studies; or endings of games, by Kling and Horwitz, ed. by H.C. Mott
Chess theory & practice; containing the laws & history of the game, together with an analysis of the openings, & a treatise of end games by H. Staunton
Chess; a selection of fifty games, from those played by the automaton chess-player, during its exhibition inLondon, in 1820 by W. Hunnemann (1820)
Common sense in chess by E. Lasker (1910)
Das Schach-Turnier zu London im Jahre 1851, nach Staunton's Chess tournament - H. Staunton (1852)
Das Schachzabelbuch - K. von Ammenhausen (1892)
De Witt's American chess manual. Containing full instructions for young players by H. Chadwick (1880)
Der praktische Schachmeister - J. Dufresne (1865)
Die hypermoderne schachpartie; ein schachlehr- und lese-buch, zugleich eine sammlung von 150 schönen meisterpartien - S. Tartakower (1921)
Games ancient and oriental and how to play them by E. Falkener (1892)
Games of skill, and conjuring including draughts, dominoes, chess, morrice
Handbuch der Schachspielkunst - H. Hirschbach (1865)
How to play chess by C. B. Rogers (1907)
Japanese chess (shogi); the science and art of war or struggle philosophically treated. Chinese chess (chong-kie) and i-go by C. Suzuki (1905)
Knights and bishops by A. C. White (1909)
La Régence - journal des échecs (1849)
Le principali aperture del giuoco di scacchi - sviluppate secondo i due diversi sistemi italiano e francese - S. Dubois (1868)
Lehrbuch des Schachspiels - M. Lange (1856)
Lehrbuch des Schachspiels mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Gambitspiels, nebst einer systematischen Anleitung zum kleinen Kriegs- und sinesischen Schachspiel - H. Silberschmidt (1845)
Les principales ouvertures du jeu des échecs dans les deux manières italienne et française - S. Dubois (1845)
Memorable chess games, brilliants and miniatures, with notes, queries and answers by W. Moffatt (1913)
Morphy's games of chess, being the best games played by the distinguished champion in Europe andAmerica by P. C. Morphy (1898)
Neue Berliner Schachzeitung - K. Anderssen (1901)
One hundred chess problems by A. C. Pearson (1883)
Paul Morphy, the chess champion, by an Englishman F. M. Edge (1859)
Problems in chess by J. Wilkinson (1876)
Riga match and correspondence games by H. Cassel (1916)
Schach-almanach - K. Portius (1846)
Souvenir of the Bristol chess club; containing one hundred original games of chess, recently played, either between the best players in that society (1845)
Stamma on the game of chess; containing numerous openings of games, and one hundred critical situations, illustrated on colored diagrams by P. Stamma (1818)
Studies of chess Vol. 1 by P. Pratt (1814)
Studies of chess Vol. 2 by P. Pratt (1814)
Synopsis of chess openings, a tabular analysis by W. Cook (1884)
The American chess code by The British Chess Company (1897)
The American Hoyle, or, Gentleman's hand-book of games by W. B. Dick (1864)
The American supplement to the Synopsis containing American inventions in the chess openings by J. W. Miller (1885)
The art of chess-play - a new treatise on the game of chess by G. Walker (1846)
The book of chess containing the rudiments of the game, and elementary analyses of the most popular openings by H. R. Agnel (1882)
The book of the first American chess congress by D. W. Fiske (1859)
The Bristol chess club, its history, chief players, and 23 years' record of principal events, 151 games by 64 past and present members by J. Burt (1883)
The Chess Euclid A Collection of Two Hundred Chess Problems and Endgames by J. Kling (1849)
The chess openings by H. E. Bird (1880)
The chess openings by I. Gunsberg (1901)
The chess player ... containing Franklin's essay on the Morals of chess, Introduction to the rudiments of chess by G. Walker (1841)
The Chess player's chronicle (1850)
The Chess player's chronicle by J. H. Starie (1862)
The Chess player's chronicle (1843)
The Chess player's magazine Vol. 2 by J. J. Lowenthal (1863)
The chess player's pocket-book and manual of the openings - J. Mortimer (1888)
The chess tournament by H. Staunton (1852)
The chess-player's companion by H. Staunton (1861)
The Chessplayer's Handbook A Popular and Scientific Introduction to the Game of Chess by H. Staunton (1864)
The chess-players' manual by G. H. D. Gossip (1902)
The chess-player's text book by H. Staunton (1849)
The court-gamester; or, Full and easy instructions for playing the games now in vogue ... viz. ombre, picquet and the royal game of chess by R. Seymour
The game of chess by H. Chadwick (1895)
The game of the chesse by W. Caxton (1855)
The grand international centennial chess congress, held in Philadelphia, in August, 1876, during the celebration of the American centennial by W. H. Sayen
The grand tactics of chess by F. K. Young (1897)
The Hastings chess tournament 1895. Containing the authorised account of the 230 games played Aug.-Sept. 1895 by H. F. Cheshire (1896)
The international chess congress, St. Petersburg, 1909 by E. Lasker (1910)
The Manhattan Chess Club of the City of New York, organized, 1877, incorporated, 1883. (1894)
The middle game in chess by E. A. Znosko-Borovskii (1922)
The minor tactics of chess; a treatise on the development of the forces in obedience to strategic principle by F. K. Young (1901)
The modern chess instructor by W. Steinitz (1889)
The noble game of chess by P. Stamma (1745)
The principles of chess in theory & practice by J. Mason (1894)
The Rice gambit, supplement to fourth edition by H. Keidanz (1909)
The works of Damiano, Ruy-Lopez, and Salvio on the game of chess by J. H. Sarratt (1813)
The works of Gianutio, and Gustavus Selenus on the game of chess by J. H. Sarratt (1817)
Volgarizzamento del libro de' costumi e degli offizii de' nobili sopra il giuoco degli scacchi di frate Jacopo da Cessole, tratto nuovamente da un codice Magliabechiano (1829)
An absolute must for anyone with an interest in chess, its history and strategy – an unbelievable treasure trove of information for a very small price!
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