Chess Sparks or Short and Bright Games of Chess

Author: Ellis, John Henry (editor)

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co

Location: London

Year: 1895



[5]+160+[ad] pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") issued in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt illustration of queen and lettering to front cover, front cover edge ruled. (Betts:24-15). First edition.

A collection of 400 miniature games (i.e. under 25 moves), played between 1760 and 1894, without annotations. in 113 cases, the winning continuations of the games are left for the reader to solve; solutions appear at the end. Also includes a chronological list of the important matches and tournaments, 1824-1894, and index of players.


Stain to front cover, corners and spine ends moderately rubbed and bumped else a good to very good copy.

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