Chess for the Fun of It (Andrew Harley) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Gaming Chess section. priced at £10.00! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd., 1935, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd printing. [First Published: 1933] Contains: Diagrams;
From the cover: A hand-book written especially for those who are attracted to the game as an adventure or a relaxation. The author contends that Chess can and should be played, by the great majority, in a light-hearted spirit, and the reader of this book should not blame it for a single headache.
The first half of the book explains the pieces and their scope, moves, attack and defence, checkmate, etc. , with the utmost clearness and thoroughness. Further chapters are devoted to endings, to various devices and traps, and to miscellaneous points. A final chapter describes the great personalities of Chess, past and present, and gives examples of their brilliant play in difficult positions. The book is illustrated by over one hundred diagrams.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Yellow boards with Red titling to the Spine. 170 pages. Index. 7½” x 5″.