Chess Fruits: a selection of direct mate, self-mate, picture and letter problems, poems and humorous sketches from the compositions of Thomas B Rowland, a few of Frideswide F Rowland's latest productions, popular games by leading players, and others o

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Author: Rowland, Thomas B (1850-1925) and Frideswide F Rowland

Year: 1884

Publisher: Thomas B Rowland and Frideswide F Rowland

Place: Dublin

Description

172+[4 ad] pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5 ") issued in black lettering to spine and front cover and ruled black edges to covers. (Betts:33-73) First edition.

A collection of 51 two-movers, 16 three-movers, 14 self-mates and 7 others, some chess "puzzles", a number of chess sketches involving problems, chess poems, and 6 games. Solutions appear on pages 156-172.

Condition:

Spine age darkened, previous owner's neat hand to dedication page, front and back end papers, and back paste down, corners bumped, rubbing to spine ends else about very good issued without jacket.