Author: Tartakower, Savielly Grigorievich (1887-1956)
Publisher: D Van Nostrand Co
viii, 267 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in blue cloth with black lettering to spine. Translated by J duMont. (Betts: 10-225) Reprint.
Originally published as Breviaire des echecs, Paris, Stock, 1934. First British edition, 1937, London, Routledge & K Paul, went through many reprints. 1st American edition 1938, Philadelphia, David McKay Co went through many reprints also. First Van Nostrand edition 1955. In four sections. The first deals with the elements, and includes basic mates, some elementary endings and 50 miniature games. This is followed by a review of all the openings, with illustrative games, and short introductions to the middle-game, and end-game, which are mainly statements of basic principles in these areas.
Jacket price clipped, light edge wear. A very good to fine copy in a like jacket.