The Chess Monthly commenced in September 1879 and ran for 17 years until August 1896. The editors were Leopold Hoffer and Johannes Zukertort until his death in June 1888. B G Laws conducted the problem department from
The 1870’s was a very active time for British Chess Periodicals: The Chess Player’s Chronicle was published throughout the decade (with
some short gaps), and The Westminster Papers was also published every year up until April 1879. The Huddersfield College Magazine commenced in 1872 and had an important chess section which eventually evolved into The British Chess Magazine in 1881. Two shorter
lived periodicals were The Amateur Chess Magazine which ran from June 1872 to June 1874 and The City of London Chess Magazine which was published from February 1874 until March 1876.
Finally, in September 1879 The Chess Monthly was launched and, although competing with The Chess Player’s Chronicle and The British Chess Magazine, established itself as a leading quality chess periodical for the next 17 years.
I have Volumes 1 to 12 and 14 and 15. I would prefer to sell these as a set or at least keep the matched bindings together. Failing this I will sell them individually.