A Genius of the Two-Mover: A selection of Problems by Comins Mansfield

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Author: White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951) and Comins Mansfield from the library of Edgar Holladay

Year: 1936

Publisher: Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud


119 pages with diagrams. Small Octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4"). bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover with Christmas greeting tipped in. Volume XLIV and final year of the Christmas series. White began publishing the annual Christmas series for his friends in 1905. From the library of Edgar Holladay (Betts: 37-9) First edition.

114 problems, with solutions and commentary, preceded by a short biographical and critical introduction.

Holladay was the first American to become a FIDE International Master for Chess Composition; FIDE International Judge for Chess Composition; and "After Alain White's death, Edgar became the world's foremost expert on American chess problems." Moreover, Holladay is the "second overall most important American to the world of chess composition . . . ." (Alain White is the most important person ever in chess composition.)


Edgar Holladay's tipped in notes to front end paper with notes to the end paper, spine ends and corners rubbed, corners bumped else about very good issued without jacket.