To Alain White. A Tribute from his friends on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday March the third, 1945.

Author: Allen, Edgar William (1884-1950) and Eric Manfred Hassberg

Publisher: Overbrook Press

Location: Stamford

Year: 1945

$375.00


Description:

iii+77 pages with frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, diagrams, index and appendix. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/2") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 2889; Betts: 33-86) First edition limited to 300 copies.

The first section consists of an essay on White's work as composer by E W Allen, with twenty examples. The second part contains personal tributes, and appreciations of his contributions to the problem art, in composition, classification, elucidation and patronage. This part includes 130 especially contributed problems by 87 composers (78 two-movers, 40 three-movers, 12 others). Solutions and index of composers are listed. Alain C. White was a well know chess problem composer but he was also the composer's best friend with his publishing of the Famed Christmas series books from 1905 through 1936 as well as starting the Good Companion Club in the 1920 where all the top composers were members. As a tribute many of the top composers put together this book to Alain White by making special composed problems.


Condition:

Front heal corners stained bleeding through to pasted downs and end papers, corners bumped else a good copy of a scare item.