200 Bauernumwandlungs-Schachaufgaben

Author: White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951)

Publisher: A Stein's Verlagsbuchhandlung

Location: Potsdam

Year: 1907

$1,200.00


Description:

[4]+ii+112 pages with diagrams, solutions and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publishers green cloth with white lettering to spine and cover with blind-stamped inserts to cover. With the assistance of Max Weiss. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 2582; Whyld 5) A C White's Christmas series number 5. First edition.

200 Pawn-promotion problems.

A. C. White Christmas Series was popular series which ran from 1905 through 1936. the publisher of the series was chess composer and enthusiast Alain Campbell White (1880-1951). White sent most books of the series to his friends as Christmas gifts. But they were offered for sale, too. The series consists of 44 books on problem chess and one pamphlet from 1912. Most books are hard covers, bound in red cloth with gold lettering, usually written in English, sometimes in German and French and one was partially in Czech. Most of the books have a printed Christmas wish slip by White, usually bound in after a title page. It appears that a part of the editions of some books have wish slips and some parts do not. The number of copies published of separate volumes is unknown for the most part. (Karel Morky)

Condition:

Corners bumped, light edge wear, spine ends lightly rubbed, no Christmas greeting tipped-in else a very good copy.