2009 – Marian STERE – RO-ABC. Romania – A Bibliography of Chess. Bibliografia şahului românesc
Volumul este scris în limbile engleză și română și reprezintă o bibliografie completă a tuturor publicațiilor românești de șah: cărți, reviste, buletine de turneu, regulamente, publicații periodice cu rubrică de șah, filatelie etc.
Titlurile prezentate sunt structurate pe capitolele mai sus enumerate, ordonate cronologic și illustrate cu imaginea coperții pentru fiecare publicaţie.
Peste 800 de titluri, aprox. 550 imagini de coperţi, semnături, fotografii; 300 pagini color, copertă tare, hârtie de luxe. Ediţie limitată la 222 exemplare, numerotate şi semnate de autor.
Mai puțin distribuit în țară, volumul a avut parte de recenzii elogioase de la istoricii și colecționarii din străinătate.
First of all, my congratulations. This de luxe edition – printed on very good paper – is a wonderfull book and I think it will be a mile-stone in Chess-literature. I can imagine how much time you had to spend in order to finish this work. Really it´s great and very valuable. [R. Glenk, GER]
I think this book gives a good view what has been published on chess, especially in a part of the world most chessplayers in the West are unaware off. I congratulate you with this excellent book! [L. Spaans, NLD]
Limited edition copy no.8 (v. 1.0) is in front of me as I write. Before I purchased it I did wonder if there would be value for money […] in a 300-page book. But I need not have worried — the information and quite remarkable richesse of coloured illustrations both “bowl me over”. I am very happy to have your wonderful, and ground-breaking, book. The only difficulty is where to place it on my bookshelves! Congratulations! There will be a review in EG. [J. Roycroft, UK]
Your book has arrived […] It is a pleasure to look at. I have already spent a lot of time looking through it and I must find some more time … Congratulations on such a fine work. [T. Gillam, UK]
The book looks very nice, especially printed on the de luxe paper and with all the coloured illustrations, and clear to read. [T. Peterson, UK]
The RO-ABC is really your master piece. At the first glance I am deeply impressed by your research work but also by the way of presentation (coloured photos) you choose. [M. Negele, GER]
Your book RO-ABC arrived […]. I must tell you it is WONDERFUL! I cannot stop reading it. The production is excellent with so many color photos, very clear explanations, and an enormous amount of information. [A. Savage, USA]
A very good looking bibliography with detailed content. [P. Holmgren, SWE]