Early chess literature from the celebrated library of the late Dr Robert Blass of Zurich (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie's South Kensington Ltd, London, 8 May 1992)
London, Christie's South Kensington Ltd, 1992
(26 cm), 62 (4) pp., illustrations (most in colour). 208 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The sale of more than 1000 books was advertised as the finest of its kind since Sotheby’s dispersal of the J.W. Rimington-Wilson (1822-1877) collection in 1928. Among the most active bidders were the agent for the M.V. Anderson Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne; and the collectors Lothar Schmid, Harald Ballo, Michael Mark, and Peter Halfmann. ¶ Annotated copy. No Price list.