Chess-Nut Burrs, How They Are Formed and How to Open Them. A Treatise on Chess Problems
Chess-Nut Burrs, How They Are Formed and How to Open Them. A Treatise on Chess Problems
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Chess-Nut Burrs, How They Are Formed and How to Open Them. A Treatise on Chess Problems

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Author: Lyons, Will[iam] H[enry] (1880-1947)

Year: 1886

Publisher: W H Lyons/W W Morgan

Place: Newport/New Barnet

Description:

172 pages with diagrams and index. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4 1/4") issued in the scarce green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative pictorial to spine and front cover. (Betts: 32-13) First edition.

The introduction briefly presents the main facets of problem construction, composition and solution. The main part of the work consists of 100 examples by various composers (41 two-movers, 59 three-movers), with solutions on pages 164-172. Includes an index of composers.

Condition:

Corners bumped and rubbed, front inner hinge repaired, spine gilt dulled, spine ends refurbished, front cover lightly stained, slightly cocked else about a very good copy issued without jacket.