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Chess Tales and Chess Miscellanies. By Willard Fiske. (Long- mans

and Co. 6s. net.)—Professor Fiske was for fifteen years (1868-1883) Professor of North European Languages at Cornell. In early life he had been editor, jointly with the famous player, Paul Morphy, of the American Chess Monthly. Some of his con- tributions to that journal are here published. There are also biographies of famous players—Morphy being one of them—and other chess players. Devotees of the game will certainly be repaid for their trouble if they will look through the book.