P H Klett's Schachprobleme. Mit einer Einfuhrung in die Theorie des Schachproblems

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Author: Klett, Maximilian Philipp Friedrich von (1833-1910)

Year: 1878

Publisher: Verlag von Veit & Co

Place: Leipzig

Description:

vi+227 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in half brown cloth with label to spine over marbled boards. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 2438) First edition.

Philip Klett was renowned for composing extremely hard to solve problems, often with hidden zugzwang and many variations. He composed direct mates. In 1878 he published P. Klett Schachprobleme. Mit einer Einfuhrung in die Theorie des Schachproblems including 112 problems. In it he described chess problems as " mathematical poetry ". The book was reissued 100 years later by John D. Beasley as "A Selection of Chess Problems by Philip Klett, with a solving commentary" (British Chess Magazine, 1978). Klett is considered one of the most important composers of the old German school of chess composition.

Condition:

Spine label worn at edges, pencil name to title, spine sunned, light edge wear else a very good copy.