Jaenisch's Chess Preceptor: A New Analysis of the Openings of Games. Translated from the French, with Notes by George Walker.

By: De Jaenisch C. F. (translated by George Walker)

Price: £295.00

Quantity: 1 available


In the original very dark greeny covers with blind stamped decoration over all, and the spine with gilt titling. Some rubbing to the gilt lettering and boards, but the covers are complete, clean, and all hinges tight. Apparently professionally recased at some point in the past preserving all the original cloth and endpapers, etc, - just improving it. Even I couldn't see this, until, looking for it, I noticed a slight gap in the paper at the gutters between the pastedowns and the front free endpapers. The book is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Very Good. Page fore-edges irregularly cut and toned/browning with age, but generally clean. A note in old ink to the top of the title page stating "Belfast Chess Club 1848. From Francis McCracken. 1st English edition. (xx) + 291 pp + ( 1 page Advert 'Works on Chess' by George Walker) + (32 Advert pages for Works by the Publishers dated October 1846). Internally some hand-written annotations to the Contents pages, which I have left, as they may be interesting to a future buyer; the page edges, as noted, are lightly tanned to various degrees, and there is odd smudge, foxing(yellowy-brown) spot, and mark to the margins, but generally the text block is pretty clean. A small old (contemporary) booksellers' label to the foot of the front pastedown = Sold by Hodgson, Booksellers...Belfast, and a small old (contemporary) Binders label to the rear pastedown = Bound by Westleys & Clark. London. Carl Friedrich Andreyevich von Jaenisch (styled De Jaenisch in this book) was a Russian chess player and analyst. In 1842 he gave the name to the French Defense (1. E4 e6) and the Center Game (1. E4 e5 2. D4) in his book 'Analyse Nouvelle des ouvertures du jeu des Echecs' (1843). This book came from the Chess collection of the late John Bradley, Irish archaeologist, Scholar, Medievalist, Author and more, and member of Kilkenny Chess Club. He was on the team that won the Armstrong Cup in 2011 and represented Ireland at two European finals, etc. Overall a Good Plus, but not perfect copy, due to age and use, but no damage or major marks. See Images. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall

Title: Jaenisch's Chess Preceptor: A New Analysis of the Openings of Games. Translated from the French, with Notes by George Walker.

Author Name: De Jaenisch C. F. (translated by George Walker)

Categories: Sport & Games/Chess,

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans: 1847

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114714

Keywords: Jaenisch's Chess Preceptor: A New Analysis Of The Openings Of Games. Translated From The French, With Notes By George Walker. By C. F. De Jaenisch (translated By George Walker) Carl Friedrich De Jaenisch AKA Carl Friedrich Andreyevich Von Jaenisch Chess. Belfast Chess Club. A Small Old (contemporary) Sellers' Label To The Foot Of The Front Pastedown - Sold By Hodgson, Booksellers...belfast, And A Small Old (contemporary) Binders Label To The Rear Pastedown - Bound By Westleys & Clark. London. This Book Came From The Chess Collection Of The Late John Bradley, Irish Archaeologist, Scholar, Medievalist, Author And More, And Member Of Kilkenny Chess Club. A Note In Old Ink To The Top Of The Title Page Stating "belfast Chess Club 1848. From Francis Mccracken. Belfast Chess Club. Chess In Ireland. Francis Mccracken