Here In three volumes is the complete run of the International Chess Magazine, 1885 - 1891, edited by the Chess World Champion and chess philosopher Wilhelm Steinitz. Edition Olms Zurich published this facsimile reprint in the magazines centennial year of 1985. The magazine was the brainchild of Steinitz, a Bohemian Jew and the first official chess World Chess Champion. Changing his name to William when he became a US citizen in 1888, Steinitz held his championship title from 1886 to 1894, when he was defeated by Emanuel Lasker (see my rare Lasker title described in my listing). All three volumes of this facsimile edition are uniformly hardbound in blue.
See photos, and note the beautifully embossed volume covers. A great holiday gift for chess players! Steinitz, the Aristotle of chess, was the father of the modern, scientific treatment of chess and a profoundly original, opinionated player and author.
As a chess thinker and writer Steinitz was unsurpassed, and there is a goldmine of his insight, and some invective, within these pages. His personality here illuminates the game of chess. The first two volumes are in excellent condition as per photos. PLEASE NOTE:The third volume is also excellent EXCEPT that the page facing the Edition Olms title page - not a magazine facsimile page - is somewhat separated from the binding - SEE LAST PHOTO. This appears to have been a slight imperfection in the binding process.
Volumes are about 9 x 6; I and II about 2 thick and III nearly 3. This set has had one owner. Thanks to all for your interest, inquiries and consideration! AND please see my other collectible chess books, which will be posted through December INCLUDING The Community of the Future by Emanuel Lasker (his 1940 philosophical treatise) and Steinitz own Sixth American Chess Congress 1886 tournament book. Other books to be posted through December from publishers like Olms, Caissa, Pergamon, Chess Informant, New in Chess and Batsford, as well as some ringers.
The item "BLK NOVEMBER $CUT STEINITZ INTERNATIONAL CHESS MAGAZINE 1885-91 Olms 3v. Judaica" is in sale since Monday, October 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".associates" and is located in Meriden, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Taiwan.