Author: Samuel "Sam" Loyd (1841-1911) edited by Alain Campbell White
Publisher: Whitehead and Miller, Ltd
471 pages with frontispiece portrait and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to original cover laid on and errata tipped in. Alain White's Christmas series. (Betts: 33-50) First edition.
The work contains 714 of Loyd's problems, with 30 by his brothers. The problems are arranged in three sections, following closely the plan indicated by Loyd before his death for his proposed revision of Chess Strategy. The first 136 accompany the section "Sam Loyd" which comprises a biography with details of his chess activities and anecdotes by and about him. The second section contains 505 problems accompanying extracts from, and commentary on Chess Strategy. The final kinds and problems by his brothers, all accompanied by commentary by the editor and quotation from Loyd.
Recased with original cover laid on, lacking Christmas greeting, some occasional pencil notation, some sunning to original cover, end papers renewed else very good.