A Thousand end-games: A Collection of Chess Positions that can be Won or Drawn by the Best Play

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Author: Tattersall, Creassey Edward Cecil (1877-1957) From the library of Jans Enevoldsen

Year: 1910-11

Publisher: British Chess Magazine, Ltd

Place: London


2 volumes in one: xii+211+[1 ad] pages with diagrams; xvi+200 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound 3/4 red leather with stripped boards. From the library of Jens Endevoldsen. (Betts:23-8; 23-9) First edition.

Volume comprises a collection of 480 studies by various composers. Covers king and pawn endings, knight endings, bishop endings, including those with combinations of bishops and knights, and rook and pawn and rook and knight endings. Solutions appear on pages 141-211. Sources not given. Volume two contains studies covering endings with rook against bishop, with rooks and bishops, and with rooks, bishops and knights, and queen endings. Solutions appear on pages 135-189. Sources not given. An essay on the "strategy and tactics of the end game" completes the work.


Points rubbed, small scratch to front heal cover, several signatures on front end paper including Jans Enevoldsen in green. A very good copy.