Bookplates, Signatures and Inscriptions
Inscription of SM Jude Acers who wrote chess column for the Berkeley Barb from 1972 through 1974. (Frank J. Marshall - J.R. Capablanca Match 1909 by Imre Konig)
Signature of R. Ausmus, for a Hayward CC door prize on Jan 18, 1954. Director of the Hayward CC during the 1950's and 1960's. (Botvinnik the Invincible by Fred Reinfeld)
Signature of Raymond Ausmus. (The Art of Chess Combination by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky)
Bookplate of Charles Bagby, former Director of the Mechanics' Institute Chess Room. (Chess of To-Day by Alfred Emery)
Bookplate of Charles Bagby. (International Chess Tournament New York 1948-49 by Hans Kmoch)
Signature of Ernest Bartholomew, for the Winner Section 3 of the Hayward Chess Festival. Officer of the Hayward CC during the 1960's. (nimzovich the hypermodern by Fred Reinfeld)
Signature of Alan Benson, CalChess Hall of Famer. (Budimpesta 1965)
Signature of Alan Benson. (Sarajevo 1965)
Signature and Bookplate of Alan Benson. (Mockba 1966)
Signature and Bookplate of Alan Benson. (My Best Games of Chess 1924-1937 by Alexander Alekhine)
Signatures of all the players and directors of the July 9-30, 1984 U.S. Championship in Berkeley (The Fifth American Chess Congress by Charles A. Gilberg)
NM John Blackstone inscription 'In memory of William T. Adams'. William T. Adams was many-time champion of the San Jose Chess Club. (My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923 by Alexander Alekhin)
Signature of Shearon Bonnier of San Francisco in 1939 (From My Games 1920-1937 by Dr. M. Euwe)
Signature of Shearon Bonnier of San Francisco in 1949 (Soviet Chess by Nicolai Grekov)
Signature of GM Walter Browne of Berkeley. (Waxmathoe Tbopyectbo Botbnhhnka)
Signature of Horst Bullwinkle of San Francisco. (Schach-Taschen-Jahrbuch 1953 by Dritter Jahrgang)
Signature of Bob Burger, inscribed to Guthrie McClain. (The Chess of Bobby Fischer by Robert E. Burger)
Signature of Bob Burger. (The Machine Plays Chess)
Signature of Irving Chernev, inscribed to Alan Benson. (Chessboard Magic! by Irving Chernev)
Signature of Irving Chernev. (A History of Chess by H.J.R. Murray)
Signature of Irving Chernev (Modern Master-Play by F.D. Yates and W. Winter)
Signature of Irving Chernev (The Chess Congress of 1862 by J. Lowenthal)
Inscribed 'To Mr Isham Railey Congratulations Prize Winner Chess Friends of No California Tournament January 1955'. (My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank J. Marshall)
Signed by the Chess Friends of Southern California's Officers; Fourth Prize Group C. (Botvinnik the Invincible by Fred Reinfeld)
Inscribed to Southern California NM Carl Pilnick by NM John Collins; teacher of former World Champion, GM Bobby Fischer. (British Chess by Kenneth Matthews)
Signature of Bill Cosby. (Chess Life, June 1987)
Signature of GM Arthur Dake, inscribed to GM George Koltanowski. (Grandmaster From Oregon, The Life and Games of Arthur Dake by Casey Bush)
Signature of Frisco Del Rosario, chess columnist and chess book author. (A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario)
Signature of Frisco Del Rosario, inscribed to Kerry Lawless. (Capablanca: A Primer of Checkmate by Frisco Del Rosario)
Signature of Frisco Del Rosario, inscribed to Ray Schutt. (A First Book of Morphy by Frisco Del Rosario)
Signature of IM John Donaldson, inscribed to Kerry Lawless in 2005. (A Legend on the Road 2nd Edition by John Donaldson)
Signature of IM John Donaldson, inscribed to Kerry Lawless. (A Legend on the Road by John Donaldson)
IM John Donaldson inscribed. (Imre Konig by John Donaldson)
Signature of IM John Donaldson. (The Life and Games of Frank Ross Anderson by John Donaldson)
Signature of former World Champion, GM Max Euwe. (Judgment and Planning in Chess by Dr. Max Euwe)
Signature of former World Champion, GM Max Euwe. (Strategy & Tactics in Chess by Dr. M. Euwe)
Signature of GM Reuben Fine, author of 'Chess the Easy Way'; one of the cornerstones of the Richard Shorman School of Chess. (Chess the Easy Way by Reuben Fine)
Presented to George W. Flynn by Correspondents Chess League of Pacific Coast, as winner of Section 194, 9th Semi-Annual. (Modern Chess by Barnie F. Winkelman)
Inscribed to Kerry Lawless by Berkeley-based NM Dennis Fritzinger. (tame wilderness by dennis fritzinger)
Signature of Alan Glasscoe, Longtime Director of the Berkeley CC and Director of numerous chess tournaments. (Budapest Defense by Josef Staker,Alan Glasscoe & Gregory Stayart)
Inscribed to Ed and Nancy Edmondson by Anthony Glyn. (The Dragon Variation by Anthony Glyn)
Signature of Mike Goodall, longtime Northern California tournament director. (My Best Games 1908-1923 by Alexander Alekhine)
Inscribed to NM Alan Benson by Mike Goodall. (My Best Games Volume 1: Games with White by Victor Korchnoi and Ken Neat)
Signed by John Graham; "To Bob Henry - Enjoy your chess and may the wins appear. " Bob Henry was a strong San Jose Expert. (The Literature of Chess by John Graham)
Inscribed to NM Alan Benson by IM John Grefe. (The Best of Lone Pine by John Grefe and Dennis Waterman)
Signature of Ronald Gross, California Master and chess book author. (Second Piatigorsky Cup by Isaac Kashdan)
Hayward High School CC written in book. Part of the chess club library. (Book of the Folkestone 1933 International Chess Team Tournament by I. Kashdan)
Signature of Julian Hodgson. (Attack with G.M. Julian Hodgson by Julian Hodgson)
Signature of IM Al Horowitz, editor of Chess Review magazine. (Chess Openings Theory and Practice by I.A. Horowitz)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski for winner of the Valley of the Moon Chess Festival, Group 16, in Sonoma, Aug 15, 1954. (The Bright Side of Chess by Irving Chernev)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski for winner of the Valley of the Moon Chess Festival, Group 22, in Sonoma, Aug 15, 1954. (The Bright Side of Chess by Irving Chernev)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski "To Neilen Hultgren Champion of Class B, Barton Chess Club", in San Francisco, September, 1957. (The World's A Chessboard by Reuben Fine)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski "To John Johnson 'C' Group Third Prize Chess Friends No(rthern) California Tournament", in San Francisco, December 13-14, 1958. (Twelfth Chess Tournament of Nations by Salo Flohr International Grandmaster)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski "To R. H. Parker, Prizewinner in Paul Masson Vineyard Chess Competition", January 2, 1961. (Adventures of a Chess Master by George Koltanowski)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski "Dedicated to Elizabeth Shaughnessy with best wishes". (In the Dark by George Koltanowski)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski "Dedicated to Kerry Lawless with best wishes", March 15, 1981. (Adventures of a Chess Master by George Koltanowski)
Signature of GM George Koltanowski; "To Carolyn Withgitt and Tom Dorsch for the fine directing of the San Francisco Chronicle's tournament - Oct 2/3, 1993." (William Steinitz, Chess Champion by Kurt Landsberger)
Signature of IM Imre Konig; "To George Farly with the authors complements." (Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik by Imre Konig)
Signature of GM Emanuel Lasker. Stamp of Chess Festival Chamber of Commerce Sonoma, California. (I believe that George Koltanowski had a small number of these books which he handed out a prizes.)
Signature of Emil Ladner, inscribed to Alan Benson.
Signatures of most of the players who worked on the 1972 Lone Pine Bulletin, with Alan Benson's bookplate.
Signature of W. R. Lovegrove
Signature of GM Frank Marshall: "Sacramento Cal Feb 26, 1915, To Egbert A. Brown and I congratulate him on his fine draw this evening against Frank J. Marshall, author, Chess Champion U. S. A." (Marshall's Chess Swindles by Frank Marshall.)
Signature of GM Frank Marshall: First Edition limited to 500 copies of which this Volume is No 312. (My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank Marshall.)
Bookplate of the Mechanic's Institute with a typewritten, "Gift of Dr. Walter R. Lovegrove."
Address stamp of William D. Meyer.
Signature of Club Director, D. H. Mugridge. Presented to Mr. Henry A. Rousseau as joint winner of the Third Prize in the Championship Tournament of the Capital City Chess Club (Sacramento), 1938-1939..
Signature of Frank X. Mur, "For my Oakland Chess Group colleague and friend."
Signature of Vladimir Pafnutieff, inscribed to Hans Poschmann.
Robert Pellerin's address stamp. He was the co-founder of the Fremont CC.
Inscribed with "Property of Precita Valley Chess Club..."
Signature and address of Earl Pruner. (Nimzovich the Hypermodern by Fred Reinfeld.)
Signature and address of Earl Pruner; signature of H. J. Ralston. (Modern Ideas in Chess by Richard Reti.)
Signed by H. J. Ralston; Editor of the magazine California Chess Reporter and the chess columns for the SF Argonaut and the SF News. .
Signed by H. J. Ralston. (Botvinnik the Invincible by Fred Reinfeld.)
Bookplate of Henry James Ralston, Jr. .
Book Stamp of the Russian CC of San Francisco.
Signature of IM Anthony Saidy.
Bookplate of Raymond Wayne Schutt.
Signature of Richard Shorman.
Signature of Sam Sloane, chess book publisher, inscribed to Kerry Lawless.
Signature of Robert M. Snyder. (Snyder Sicilian by USCF Master Robert M. Snyder.)
Signature of GM Boris Spassky.
Signature of GM Mikhail Tal, during the San Francisco International in 1991.
Signature of GM Jim Tarjan.
Signature of GM Jim Tarjan. (The Benoni for the Tournament Player by John Nunn.)
Signature of Bob Trenberth. Expert who was a former champion of the old Oakland CC from the 1950's.
Signature of IM Josh Waitskin, inscribed to Kerry Lawless.
Signature of IM Josh Waitskin.
Signature of Max Wilkerson; 9-3-95. (Accelerated Dragons by Jeremy B. Silman and John Donaldson.)
Signature and address of Max Wilkerson. (35. Sampionat SSSR by Milos Petronic.)