Tomlinson - Chess Player's Annual for 1856

Jon's main chess page
The Chess-Player's Annual for the year 1856
edited by Charles Tomlinson
c. 1856 Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co. - London

This is a well known edition which is referenced quite often, and is considered the earliest known edition for the chess term "skittles" (OED: ‘Nor will our royal Game less royal sound, If shallow men play skittles on the ground, Where first-rate Chess sedately sits in state, And spends long hours accomplishing a mate.’ The Chess Player’s Annual for the Year 1856 by C. Tomlinson, page 61.)