Author: Palatz, Franz Ferdinand Ludwig (1896-1945?) and Alfred Wornum Mogredien; from the library of Kenneth Howard signed by him
Publisher: Buchdruckerei Josef Berggrun
252 pages with tables and diagrams with errata tipped-in. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. A C White's Christmas series number 36 with greetings tipped in and errata laid in. From the library of Kenneth Howard.. Parallel German and English text. (Betts: 31-15) First edition.
This work explains the antiform theory (the transformation of chess themes, their reversal) in detail and gives 151 examples of antiform transformation problems, grouped by themes as follows: Logical combinations and their antiforms. Indirect combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in defense and their antiforms. Anti-interference themes. Indirect combinations in defense and their antiforms. The Roman theme and its antiform. Metaforms. Complete antiforms.
Kenneth Samuel Howard (1882-1972) one of the founders of the Marshall Chess Club and chess problem composer. He wrote several books about chess composition: The enjoyment of chess problems (1943), How to solve chess problems (1945), and One hundred years of the American two-move chess problem; a collection of 212 compositions by United States problemists (1962).
Howard's signature and date to front paste down and envelope laid in. Corners bumped with some chips, spine ends chipped and rubbed, tear at front heal hinge, spine lettering dulled and toned, some age toning to pates else a good copy of an association piece.