Many chess manufacturers and retailers sold games compendiums. Most compendiums in the collection have a plaque or stamp indicating the manufacturer or retailer (usually the latter.)

Click on any of the photos below for more detailed information on each compendium.

  Games Compendium by Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company, London Benetfink & Co. Compendium Asser & Sherwin Games Compendium, circa 1870 Toulmin & Gale Compendium, circa 1880 H. Rodrigues Victorian Compendium, circa 1870  
  H.W. Bedford Compendium, late 19th century Asprey Games Compendium Victorian Rosewood Compendium Wedgwood & Son Victorian Compendium Royal Cabinet of Games by Chapman  
  J.J. Mechi Games Compendium Austrian Coffee House Compendium FH Ayres Compendium      
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