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    Default 52nd Annual Chess Book Auction - SS Manhem Chess Club

    The CFC has received information regarding a chess book auction. Details follow.

    SS Manhem, Gothenburg, Sweden, presents the 52th edition of their annual chess book auction, which this time offers 600 items. The bidding is mostly done online on a special auction site: http://chessbookauction.se.

    Besides the online presence, a printed catalog has been sent to registered customers. When wanted, please contact us and it will be sent to you as long as rest print is available.

    Many cheap items are available including rare old books and magazines. The very first chess book in Denmark, the so called Viborg book, L/N 514, is offered! A very rare item, printed in 1773.

    The auction ends in Sunday 24 march at different hours.

    Regards,

    the SS Manhem Chess Club
    As John Upper notes, "their books will appeal only to very serious collectors who are trying to fill in gaps in their tournament collections and are happy with non-English (and non-French) titles", but it may be worth a look.

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    Supplemental:

    The SS Manhem book auction no 52 will end the upcoming Sunday, the 24th of March. The address of the site is still http://www.chessbookauction.se



    A few comments on our 600 offer:



    Many out of print books from recent tournaments. The first US championships no 3 from New York 1857, no 5 the first and second Germans with the well known classical names, and no 19 Cambridge Springs 1904 (!), the only book from this event printed in 1935. Barmen 1905 , no 21, a beautiful and rare example of chess congresses 100 years ago!



    A very rare pamphlet is no 78, DM 1951. This is edited by the late Hans Rasmussen, ┼rhus. Very small print and impossible to trace nowadays. The author was only 14 years old at the time. In 1969-1975 he was the editor of Skakbladet. In Sweden the very first SM bulletin is from 1962!



    This auction offers ca 100 cheap booklets, many "buy 2, pay 1 only" and these can perhaps be used to create an opening repertoire for any active amateur! There are Trends to Caro-Kann, Budapest Gambit, Sicilian Dragon and "Polugajevsky", King┤s Indian Attack, Dynamic Reti and many others. Catalogue no 375 - 437. They are all out of print and will not be re-printed.



    A unique offer is catalogue no 361: The Viborg Book from 1773. The first chess book in Denmark!



    Regards, the SS Manhem Chess Club

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