Chess Review Annual: The Picture Chess Magazine, Volume 37

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Author: Israel Albert Horowitz [1907-1973] editor

Year: 1969

Publisher: Chess Review

Place: New York


320 pages (ten monthly issues) with pictures, tables, diagrams and photographs. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Volume 37. (Betts: 7-76) First edition.

The Chess Review was a monthly magazine which started in 1933. The cover of the first issue featured a chess problem composed by Otto Wurzburg (1875–1951), a Grand Rapids, Michigan, postal worker. Kashdan was one of the world's premier problem solvers of the 1920s and 1930s. His interest in compositions influenced the magazine for years after he left, and the cover would feature a chess problem every issue until May 1941. Wurzburg served as problem editor and contributed a monthly column. The magazine staff also included art director Bertram Kadish who contributed cartoons and illustrations. An unusual feature of the first issue was a bridge column written by George Reith. Horowitz and Reinfeld were contract bridge devotees, but the column was dropped after three issues. The first editors were Isaac Kashdan (1933-1934); Israel Albert Horowitz (1935-1969). Volume 1, number 7-8 were not published, a book of the Folkestone International Team Tournament was produced in their stead. Co-editors include Kenneth Harkness, Jack Straley Battel. Merged with Chess Life in 1969


Spine faded with gilt dulled, corners bumped light rubbing to extremities else a very good copy issued without jacket.