London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. First edition. "Illustrated by copious diagrams, and notes, critical and explanatory." Presumed copy of American chess master Albert Sidney Pinkus with "A.S. Pinkus / 1944" at head of half-title page. Decorative red cloth boards with gilt-stamped chess board and title on front cover and gilt lettering to spine. Good only with 1/4-inch piece missing from head of spine (not affecting lettering), covers starting but still attached, and last leaf of "Bohn's Standard Library" lists (at front of book) laid in.