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    23 Feb '21 10:521 edit
    Anyone know of any chess book dealers?
    I'm looking for an old book from 1849.

    The chess players companion by Howard Staunton.

    I want a mint condition, first edition. 🤗
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    @Phil-A-Dork

    like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ist-edition-1849-Chess-Book-THE-CHESS-PLAYERS-COMPANION-Howard-Staunton-/265041451522
    ?
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    Thanks and maybe I will buy it but I was hoping for a dealer who specializes in old chess books.
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    @phil-a-dork said
    Thanks and maybe I will buy it but I was hoping for a dealer who specializes in old chess books.
    If you happen to visit Dresden (Saxonia, Germany) you find one in Oskar-Mai-Strasse 6...
    I doubt that they have the precise book you look for, but y0u can find some gems (mostly German and Russian antiquaric books).

    https://www.euroschach.de/info/ueber-den-schachversand-euro-schach-dresden.html
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    It won't translate to English 😔
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    @Phil-A-DorTry Fred Wilson, 41 Union Square West, Suite 718, Manhattan, NY. He deals only in used and 2nd hand books.
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    @sundown316

    I actually met him once in New York.
    It's a small room with a massive amount of books.
    He had a cat there too LoL.

    He got offended when I said I like his books with co-author Bruce Albertson.

    His name is Alberston not Albertson
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    Apparently that is a big deal 🙄
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    @Phil-A-Dork
    I worked on most of Fred's books as a proof-reader. I've known him for over 40 years, and yes, he is that crabby, I think he was born that way!
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