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Daniel Willard Fiske (1831-1904) and Paul Morphy (editors)
The Chess Monthly Volume III
William C Miller, New York, 1859. 384 pages with diagrams. Royal octavo (9" 1/4 x 6") bound in half leather with three raised spine bands and gilt lettering to spine. Lacks index. Volume III. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6389) (Hagedorn: 36) First edition. Fiske's Chess Monthly, launched when he was just twenty five years of age, was an outstanding periodical when first published between 1857 and 1861, probably the best in the English language up to that time, and for a long time thereafter; (John Keeble wrote in The British Chess Magazine in November 1931, page 496, "it is safe to say that [Fiske's] magazine remains to this day the most interesting thing of the kind ever issued"), and, 160 years later, it is still an extraordinarily interesting read for chess history and literature devotees. The Problem Department by E B Cook. This was one of the first magazines published in America. It was started in 1857 and lasted until 1861. It was published at the height of Morphy's popularity and presence. This volume addresses some of Paul Morphy's exploits while in Europe. Also some of the games of the London and Edinburgh Match. Discussion of chess in England. Morphy's score with the player's in France. Condition: Nicely rebound, volume i heavy stain to heal corner edges through number III, some occasional pencil marginalia, some gilt darken at title else good to very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA, ILAB [Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.]

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