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Default Sixth American Chess Congress, New York 1889

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This book was rare even in the 19th century, since it was consciously
designed to be of value for collectors. It was supposed to be for
congress subscribers only, and the plates were destroyed after I
belive 500 copies were sold. It is a very good book and hard to fined.

Good point. And if you can find a signed copy, say Steinitz on the
flycover writing to Lasker or Staunton ("To my dear friend Mr.
Staunton", signed, Edwaurd Lasker), that would be a doubly rare find!
Probably it would push the market value of such a book from $100 to
$500. For a chess player collector, that's real money.


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