(In English known as Chess Masterpieces, London 1875). The book contains 157 selected games from 1849-1875, all with light notes. Author presents games of Anderssen, Bird, Harrwitz, Kolisch, Loewenthal, Morphy, Paulsen, Staunton, Steinitz, von der Lasa and others. Indexes of players and openings at the end. This is the first Czech edition, which is a little corrected by editor/translator Antonin Cizek. He also added about 150 diagrams, which are not present in the original edition.