Books

This page covers books published in Ireland or written by Irish authors. For books in print, see the main Bibliography page.

Thomas LONG, Key to the Chess Openings. Dublin: Edward Ponsonby (116 Grafton St.), 1871. 198pp, 43 diagrams, indexes. Old descriptive notation (e.g., ‘K. Kt. to K. B. 3rd’). Availability: Google Books.

—, Positions in the Chess Openings Most Frequently Played. London: W.W. Morgan (67 Barbican), 1874. 212pp, 202 diagrams, indexes. Old descriptive notation (e.g., ‘K. Kt. to K. B. 3rd’). Availability: Google Books.

Frideswide F. BEECHEY (later Rowland): Chess Blossoms: A Selection from the Compositions of Frideswide F Beechey; with some hints on the Construction of two-movers adapted for beginners, and prize problems, end games and verses in British Tourneys of 1882. Bath, England: self-published, 1882. [4]+120 pages with frontispiece, and diagrams.

Frideswide F. ROWLAND (ed.), Pollock Memories: A Collection of Games, Problems, &c., &c.. Kingstown, Dublin: F.F. Rowland, 1899. 162 pages, diagrams, indexes. Descriptive notation. Availability: Google Books.

James MASON, The Art of Chess. 3rd edition. London: Horace Cox (Windsor House, Bream’s Buildings, E.C.), 1905. xvi+459 pages plus index. Availability: Google Books.

Leonard BARDEN and Wolfgang HEIDENFELD, Modern Chess Miniatures. Dover 1977. 148pp. ISBN-10: 0486235416; ISBN-13: 978-0-4862-3541-7. Reprint of Routledge edition (London, 1960).

Wolfgang HEIDENFELD, Lacking the Master Touch. Cape Town: South African Chessplayer 1970. 115pp.

Last updated June 22, 2014.

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