Williams - Horae Divanianae - 1852

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Williams, E.: Horae Divanianae. A Selection of One Hundred and Fifty Original Games at Chess by Leading Masters, Played at the Grand Divan;

London,1852. First Edition. L/N 3149. viii,178pp. in original goldblocked pictorial cloth.Coloured titlepage. A very scarce book.

A record of Ries' Divan, which became Simpsons, being called after his head-waiter. A large number of Buckle's games, as well as Williams. Boden and Kennedy also feature.