An English Bohemian. A Tribute to B. G. Laws by John Keeble

An English Bohemian. A Tribute to B. G. Laws by John Keeble

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Author: Keeble, John Frederick (1885-1939)

Year: 1933

Publisher: Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud


176 pages with numerous black and white illustrations. Christmas salutation tipped in. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/8"). bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. Foreword by Alain C White, tribute to B G Laws by J Keeble, problems by B G Laws. Edited by George Hume. (Betts: 33-46) First edition.

Benjamin Glover Laws (1861-1931) was one of the great composers from the heyday of the English School of composition. He began composing in the late 1870s and became a recognized authority on the English School, especially after the publication of The Chess Problem: Text-book with illustrations (1887), on which he collaborated with H.J.C. Andrews, E.N. Frankenstein and C. Planck. His services as a judge were greatly in demand, and from 1898 he used his position as problem editor of the British Chess Magazine to disseminate his views. On the formation of the British Chess Problem Society in 1918 he was elected President, and held that post until his death. His other published works were an introductory volume, The Two-move chess problem (1890) and Chess problems and how to solve them (1923). A memorial volume entitled An English Bohemian, compiled by John Keeble, was published as the 1933 volume of the A.C. White Christmas Series.


A near fine copy with the Christmas greeting tipped in issued without jacket.