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Science and art of chess.

Monroe, J.

Published by Charles Scribner; London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., New York, 1859
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First edition, not a modern reprint. Designed for the beginner and novice, this was published during the early days of interest in the U.S. in chess as a social event. The first American chess congress was held in New York in 1857 and that certainly helped expand interest in the game. (Oddly, the founding of the first chess club in America did not come until 1877.) Provenance: Ex-German Society of Pennsylvania Library, a German-American social organization. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). 281 pp., illus. Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind on covers and in gilt on spine (with a knight, bishop, and castle in addition to author and title); a little cocked and bottom edges worn. Front free endpaper separated and rear one chipped. Ex?social club library: call number on endpaper, rubber-stamp on title- and two other pages, no other markings. Clearly a book that was often read and consulted with some soiling and staining resultant; text not chipped though printed on inexpensive paper. Bookseller Inventory # 26923

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Title: Science and art of chess.

Publisher: Charles Scribner; London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1859

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