Adventures in Composition: The Art of the Two-Move Chess Problem

Author: Mansfield, Comins (1896-1984)

Publisher: Overbrook Press

Location: Stamford

Year: 1944



xiii+216 pages with diagrams and glossary. Royal octavo (10" x 7") bound in original quarter green cloth with gilt lettering to spine over lighter green boards with gilt lettering in green label to cover. Edited by Alain White. This is one of two hundred and fifty copies From a total edition of four hundred copies printed in Centaur and Lutetia types, with handset chess diagrams, printed on Flemish Book laid paper and specially bound. (Betts: 34-12) First edition.

This book attempts to illustrate the composer's mind at work in problem construction. In four sections (nineteen chapters): Introductory material (fundamental conventions). Composition of single problems (a. The composer's aim centered in the play; b. The composer's aim centered in the key-move). The composition of related problems. Modern trends in composition. Each section contains chapters author's work.


A fine copy in original publisher onion skin jacket.