Antiform

Author: Palatz, Franz Ferdinand Ludwig (1896-1945?) and Alfred Wornum Mogredien from the library of Edgar Holladay signed by him

Publisher: Buchdruckerei Josef Berggrun

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Year: 1929

$450.00


Description:

252 pages with tables and diagrams with errata laidin. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6n 1/2") bound in original publiser's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. A C White's Christmas series with greetings tipped in and errata laid in. From the library of Edgar Holliday. Parallel German and English text. (Betts: 31-15) First edition.

This work explains the antiform theory (the transformation of chess themes, their reversal) in detail and gives 151 examples of antiform transformation problems, grouped by themes as follows: Logical combinations and their antiforms. Indirect combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in defense and their antiforms. Anti-interference themes. Indirect combinations in defense and their antiforms. The Roman theme and its antiform. Metaforms. Complete antiforms.

Holladay was the first American to become a FIDE International Master for Chess Composition; FIDE International Judge for Chess Composition; and "After Alain White's death, Edgar became the world's foremost expert on American chess problems." Moreover, Holladay is the "second overall most important American to the world of chess composition . . . ." (Alain White is the most important person ever in chess composition.)

Condition:

Recased with original spine laid on. Corners bumped, spine gilt dulled. Edgard Holladay's signature on front paste down with some occasional notes by him else a very good copy of an association piece.

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