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CHESS: Paul Morphy, Harry Staunton, and more...

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November 16, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 16, 1858  The last column on the front page has: "THE GREAT CHESS TOURNAMENT IN EUROPE", which provides more than 2 1/2 columns regarding Paul Morphy's travel to Europe in 1858 to play Harry Staunton (a match which never took place), and an account of their correspondence related to what is now referred to as the Staunton-Morphy controversy. A great issue for those who collect historic chess memorabilia. It's nice to have this article begin on the front page as most coverage of chess matches were buried on inside pages. See images for details.
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War