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|Sun Oct 31 2010 5:39PM | edited: 5:49:55 | MsgID: 13695060|
I can't recommend Morphy's Games of Chess by Philip Sergeant. I used to have it, but I threw it out to make room for better books. I did not find the annotations helpful.
I don't know what book to recommend that would be better. Morphy's games of chess, being the best games played by the distinguished champion in Europe and America by Paul Charles Morphy and J 1810-1876 Löwenthal is not recommendable in my view because it's a reprint that preserves all the difficulties of reading very old books. The actual paper is new of course, but everything else isn't, including the faded, tiny print of the old book when it was scanned.
Fred Reinfeld wrote a book on Morphy. The notes were good, as you'd expect, but it was just a selection of games - not nearly enough games - with none of the extras that a book on such an important player should have. Anyway, it's long out of print.
From reviews, Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective by Valeri Bein is the right book to buy on Morphy, but I can't recommend it because I haven't read it.