Author: Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935) signed
Publisher: Schachverlag Bernard Kagan
Published in five parts 368 pages with diagrams. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Part one signed by the author on title page. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 1436) First edition.
My System (German: Mein System) is a book on chess theory written by Aron Nimzowitsch. Originally over a series of five brochures from 1925 to 1927, the book—one of the early works on hypermodernism—introduced many new concepts to followers of the modern school of thought. It is generally considered to be one of the most important books in the history of chess.
This edition has been valued and sought after as a chess classic since it appeared
Nimzowitsch's handwritten signature on title of first part. Previous owner's name on title of several other parts. Slightly toned on the inside with a few creases. Covers dusty, partially faded, slightly bumped and with some small defects, issue 1 slightly stained else a very good set.