The Minor Tactics of Chess: A treatise on the Deployment of the Forces in Obedience to Strategic Principle

Author: Young, Franklin E and Edwin C Howell

Publisher: Little, Brown and Co

Location: Boston

Year: 1899

$50.00


Description:

122+[1 ad] pages with diagrams, appendix and index. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover with pictorial chess boards. (Betts: 11-2) Fourth edition.

Originally published in 1894. Prefaced by a brief, but complex, introduction to the elements, this is chiefly an exposition, in mathematico/military language, of "ideal" pawn and piece configurations and the type of plan which should develop from each. With seventeen illustrative games.

Condition:

Spine ends and corners rubbed, corners gently bumped, previous owner's name on front end paper else a very good copy issued without jacket.