The book consists of games, chess positions, anecdotes and interesting stories about chess and chess players. Many of the games and problems cannot be found from any other source.
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)