The Human Side of Chess
Is there any quality common in the world's greatest chess masters, any peculiarity which made them contestants upon that particular parti-coloured board and on no other? Is there, in other words, a chess-mind?
The Great Chess Masters and Their Games
This is the first publication of a manuscript by del Rio written around 1800 but unpublished until this edition in 1984. The original Italian plus English commentary added by Professor Christopher Becker who has added a long scholarly introduction which traces the early development of chess and explains the place of this work in chess history.
The War Of the Chessmen
Introductory matter in English, French and German. Contains 3362 numbered items, arranged alphabetically by author and title, covering the period from 850 (the earliest Arabic writings) to 1880. Includes very brief bibliographic descriptions.
Das Erste Jartausend der Schachlitteratur (850-1880)