Author: Robert Oeshlschlager [editor] from the library of Albert Becker
Publisher: Deutsch Arbeiter-Schachbundes
384 pages with diagrams and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in marbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of Albert Becker. Volume 18. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6070). 1st edition.
The German Workers' Chess Federation (DAS) was founded in 1912 by Robert Oehlschlager. The Arbeiter-Zeitung was the monthly publication of the DAS and lasted until 1933 as the Nazi's came to power, socialist organizations were attacked and dismantled.
Albert Becker (1896-1984) was an Austrian-Argentinean chess master. In 1921 he won in Vienna and tied for 4-5th in Frankfurt in 1923. He was active in German chess circles in the 20's and early 30's as one of the stronger players from Austria.
Spine rubbed, gilt dulled, pages age darkened as usual for this publication, Albert Becker's book plate on front paste down, corners rubbed else about very good.