American Chess Nuts: Collection of Problems, by Composers of the Western World

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Author: Cook, Eugene Beauharnais (1830-1915) and Charles Alexander Gilberg

Year: 1868

Publisher: Adelmour W King

Place: New York


x+627 pages with diagrams Octavo (8 7/8” x 6 ¼”). Bound in three quarter leather. This edition was published in the same year as the first, but is the expanded and preferred edition. The first edition consisted of 72 pages. (Betts: 32-7) Second edition.

PROSPECTUS: Provided a subscription list can be obtained sufficient to pay the expense of publication, it is in contemplation to issue, during the present year, a large collection of Chess Problems by American Composers. The book will be under the editorship of Eugene B Cook and W R Henry; it will contain one thousand positions upon diagrams two and a half inches square, and the price will not exceed two dollars. The names of subscribers should be sent to W R Henry, Box 1129, New York City. Composers who wish their production to appear to the best advantage are requested to forward the latest versions to the same address. The editors would like, also, to publish the real name of the composer in every case, and to give the proper credit to the periodical in which each problem originally appeared.


Hinges rubbed, boards chipped, pages 510-526 edge pages damaged, pages 524/25 stained, previous owner's name on front end paper. Overall about a good copy.