A Chess Silhouette: One Hundred Chess Problems by the Reverend Gilbert Dobbs

Author: Cheney, Richard Eugene (1908-1967), Otto Wurzburg, Vincent Eaton and Alain Campbell White (editors)

Publisher: Overbrook Press

Location: Stamford

Year: 1942



133 pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and deckle edges. Overbrook chess series number 4. (Betts: 33-23) First edition limited to 150 copies.

9 three-movers and 3 two-movers with solutions at the end.

Giblert Dobbs (1867-1941) had composed an astonishing number of 2,500 problems, great numbers of them very charming and attractive pieces. He loved the simpler combinations of pure or model mates in three-move form, and turned out literally hundreds of examples, which one could always counted upon to be well worth the solving. Dobbs went on to become a minister in Georgia. (ACB: 1941)


Lightly soiled else a very good to fine copy.