Author: Gittins, Frederick Richard (1867-1948)
Publisher: Feilden, McAllen & Co, Ltd
257+[errata] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and portrait diagrams. Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover with gilt embossed chess problem. (Betts: 32-19A) First edition.
Includes biographies of seventy-seven British problem composers with a selection of their compositions (totaling 663 problems), an article by B G Laws, entitled "A glimpse at modern problem strategy", and an essay by H Cudmore entitled "A few remarks on the problem art". Solutions appear at the end.
Spine sunned, corners bumped, some internal and external soiling else about very good.