Author: Palatz, Franz Ferdinand Ludwig (1896-1945?) and Alfred Wornum Mogredien from the library of Edgar Holladay signed by him
Publisher: Buchdruckerei Josef Berggrun
252 pages with tables and diagrams with errata laid
in. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6n 1/2") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. A C White's Christmas series with greetings tipped in and errata laid in. From the library of Edgar Holliday. Parallel German and English text. (Betts: 31-15) First edition.
This work explains the antiform theory (the transformation of chess themes, their reversal) in detail and gives 151 examples of antiform transformation problems, grouped by themes as follows: Logical combinations and their antiforms. Indirect combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in attack and their antiforms. Direct combinations in defense and their antiforms. Anti-interference themes. Indirect combinations in defense and their antiforms. The Roman theme and its antiform. Metaforms. Complete antiforms.
Holladay was the first American to become a FIDE International Master for Chess Composition; FIDE International Judge for Chess Composition; and "After Alain White's death, Edgar became the world's foremost expert on American chess problems." Moreover, Holladay is the "second overall most important American to the world of chess composition . . . ." (Alain White is the most important person ever in chess composition.)
Recased with original spine laid on. Corners bumped, spine gilt dulled. Edgard Holladay's signature on front paste down with some occasional notes by him else a very good copy of an association piece.