Dubuque, Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr, 1871.
Pp.13 (last page text printed on inside back wrapper, small photograph tipped in); Pp. , -24 (18 printed in red); Pp.  (page numbering confused, self wrappers), this last interfiled with previous issue; Pp. -52; Pp. - 64; Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp.16 (self wrappers). Illustrations of chess boards. 1 vols. 8vo. With Photograph. Disbound, with front wrapper only for yearly volume, wrappers for Parts II, IV and V bound in, several parts in self wrappers. Title browned, losses in lower outer margin from gnawing, browning of some leaves, else very good Item #35285
First volume of this chess journal. The early volumes were called “Dubuque Chess Journal” and “Brownson's Chess Journal,” then in 1876 the title was changed to “The American Chess Journal ”and then in 1877 returned to “Chess Journal.”¶ The portrait photograph is inserted between a problem by Edward H. Courtnay and problems by Ludwig von Bilou.
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