General Information

Contact Information

Please contact me with all sales and other enquiries by email to

My postal address is:

26 Digby Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3NB, United Kingdom.


All prices are shown in GB pounds.


I hope that you will be satisfied with your purchases but if you are unhappy for any reason I will refund in full.

Postage and Carriage

Books will be sent by Royal Mail which is generally a very reliable and efficient service. Prices are as follows for a parcel of up to 1kg:

UK: From £3 to £8 depending on the level of tracking and insurance.

Europe: From £5 to £16 depending on the level of tracking and insurance.

Rest of the World: Please enquire and I will quote the options.

I always obtain proof of posting and I cannot be held responsible for any delays, damage or loss in transit.

Please carefully select the service that you require and only place your order if you are happy with these conditions.


Payments can be made either through Paypal to  or by bank transfer to:

Bank        HSBC

Address    12 Tavern Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3AZ

IBAN        GB32MIDL40253161834533

BIC          MIDLGB2114U

The bank account is in the name of M J W Clapham & Mrs B M Clapham.

I also accept cheques drawn on a UK Bank. 


The main bibliographical sources referred to are as follows:

W & R: Chess Texts printed before 1850 by Ken Whyld and Chris Ravilious, published in 2003. English language works only.

Betts: An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in the English Language 1850-1968, compiled by Douglas A Betts and published in 1974 with later reprints. 

Lusis: Chess: An Annotated Bibliography 1969-1988 by Andy Lusis, published in 1991. This covers English works only and continues the work of Betts.

L/N: Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana, A Catalogue of the Chess Collection in the Royal Library, The Hague, published in 1955. There is also an online version updated with many more items in the collection.

 E & O E

No doubt some errors have crept in so Errors and Omissions are Excepted!