Seven Days in Bamberg
The Best of the Lothar Schmid collection
by David DeLucia
Publisher: David DeLucia, 2015
Edition: Limited Edition
Finally a chance to see highlights from the Lothar Schmid collection
In November 2014, American chess book collector David DeLucia visited the chess collection of Lothar Schmid in Bamberg, Germany.
Lothar Schmid, who had arguably the biggest private chess library in the world, passed away on May 18, 2013.
DeLucia’s visit has led to a book entitled, Seven Days in Bamberg – The Best of the Lothar Schmid Collection.
Lothar Schmid (publisher, grandmaster and arbiter of Spassky-Fischer fame) always was quite secretive about his collection and never published a catalogue or any other publication on his library.
For many this book will be a first opportunity to see the highlights of his collection.
The book encompasses the best books in the Schmid collection and is quite similar in structure to the first edition of David DeLucia’s 'A Few Old Friends' (the first book on his own exquisite collection).
The book is a deluxe hardback edition, 246 pages with 265 photos, and is presented in colour without collations as there was not enough time to do them during his visit.
Only 100 copies of this splendidly produced book have been made.
NB: Prices include shipping and insurance. This book is being shipped out of the USA. If you don't live in the USA, delivery may take somewhat longer than usual.