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

Author: Mansfield, Comins (1896-1984)

Publisher: Chess

Location: Sutton Coldfield

Year: 1948



xiii+200 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in quarter green cloth over red boards with black lettering to spine and black decorative figure with black and white lettering in box on cover. Edited by Alain White. (Betts: 34-13) 1st British edition.

This book attempts to illustrate the composer's mind at work in problem construction. In four sections (19 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 illustrating composition on various themes with 119 examples of the author's work. Solutions appear on pages 199 and 200.


Corners bumped, some pages dog eared, boards slightly bowed, label on cover chipped, previous owner's stamp on front end paper. About very good lacking dust jacket.