The Caduceus, being a collection of chess problems from the <i>Norwich Mercury</i> Inverse-mate Tourney of 1908-1910
The Caduceus, being a collection of chess problems from the <i>Norwich Mercury</i> Inverse-mate Tourney of 1908-1910
The Caduceus, being a collection of chess problems from the <i>Norwich Mercury</i> Inverse-mate Tourney of 1908-1910
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The Caduceus, being a collection of chess problems from the Norwich Mercury Inverse-mate Tourney of 1908-1910

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Author: Keeble, John Frederick (1885-1939) [editor] from the library of Börje Börjesson

Year: 1910

Publisher: Norwich Mercury

Place: Norwich

Description:

xiii+123 pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 5") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of Börje Börjesson (Betts: 40-8). First edition.

Contains 100 self-mates selected form the 203 entered for the tourney with solutions (pages 106-116) and 5 other compositions specially contributed for this book. In all, 105 problems, comprising 39 two-movers, 35 three-movers and 31 four-movers.

Börje Börjesson(1901-1980) was an avid chess collector and had decorative book plates designed for his collection. The article Chess Bookplates was printed in
Bookplate International 1999, volume 6, Number 2 describing: "The chessboard of Börje Börjesson bookplate ranks among the luxury boards with black and gold squares as the background to some stylish chessmen. The elegant set was designed by the Swedish artist Arthur Sjögren in 1923 as seen in the book plate affixed to this copy.

Condition:

A better than very good copy without jacket as issued.