Author: Brinckmann, Alfred (1891-1967) from the library of artist Kenneth Stubbs
Publisher: Magyar Sakkvilag
184 pages with plates, diagrams and tables. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in wrappers. Foreword by Emil Kramer. From the library of Kenneth Stubbs. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5433) First edition.
This was Akiba Rubenstien's last hurah in tournament play. He comfortably won this contest with a score of 11 1/2 leaving Salo Flohr second with 10 1/2. There was a three way tie for third through fifth between Maroczy, Pric and Takacs with scores of 10 each. Przepiorka captured sixth with 9 1/2.
Kenneth Stubbs was born in 1907 in Ochlocknee, Georgia. A lifelong artist, who began molding figures from Georgia clay in his early childhood, Kenneth Stubbs was strongly influenced by the Modernists in his late teens and twenties, then particularly by Cubists such as Juan Gris and Georges Braque. He had a deep interest in the Golden Section as the ideal proportion and devoted himself to analyzing its use by the masters through the centuries and to applying it to his own compositions. His paintings focused also on conveying a sense of motion in paintings characterized by cubist representation, largely with straight lines and color. Kenneth Stubbs was asked by Edward Lasker to illustrate his 1951 book, Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters with 32 drawings of chess masters. In the book's preface, Lasker wrote: "Kenneth Stubbs' cartoons will do much to create a vivid impression of this group of unique men. He has caught their characteristic expressions with remarkable felicity."
Stubbs sticker to title. Wrappers soiled with some stain to covers, spine ends chipped, corners bumped, light edge wear else a better than good copy.