Author: Johannes "Hans" Minckwitz (1843-1901) inscribed
Publisher: Verlag von G U Gloeckner
viii+152 pages with chess board problem diagram to title and other diagrams throughout. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 4 3/4") bound in red cloth. Inscribed by the author. From the library of Lothar Schmid. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 1039) First edition.
Johannes Minckwitz was a German player and author of IM strength. He edited Deutsche Schachzeitung, had a chess column in Leipziger Illustrirte Zeitung and wrote and edited many books on chess. In tournaments he was 2nd at Barmen 1869, 1st= at Krefeld 1871 and 2nd at Graz 1880.
From the Lothar Schmid chess book collection. With a personal dedication by the author On the front title: “… O. Cordel kindly appropriated for diligent use. Berlin, March 13th. 1888 Minckwitz.
New binding with renewed end paper. Inscription to half title. Lothar Schmid's sticker to front pastedown else very good.