Author: Palkosa, Emil (1888-1927)
Publisher: Chess Amateur
+135 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Octavo (9" x 6") issued in wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 2712)(Betts: 30-20) First edition.
Parallel Czech, English and German text. A Treatise on problem construction, with particular emphasis on idea and economy (English text p 13-40). Contents: 1. Direct mate problems; 2. Self-mates; 3. Studies (endgames); 4. Conditional and eccentric problems. Includes over 360 diagrammed examples, arranged by themes, with solutions pages 115-127. For a full review of this complex work, see the British Chess Magazine 1928, page 319.
Spine rubbed, soiled, some marginalia edge wear with creases, previous owner's inscription of front end paper else a good to very good copy.