Die Schwalbe

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Author: Karsh, W (editor)

Year: 1941

Publisher: Die Schwalbe

Place: Essen


113-224 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") rebound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Numbers 157-168. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5365) First edition.

Die Schwalbe is the German chess composition society and issues the bimonthly magazine Die Schwalbe. The magazine appeared the first time in July 1924. Since that date it issues bimonthly. Only between 1943 and 1946, the appearance had been broken by the war. The then president of the society Wilhelm Karsch bridged that time by sending all members Mitteilungen der Schwalbe (notes of the society). In the magazine chess compositions and solutions are published, composition tournaments announced and articles about chess compositions published. Die Schwalbe was founded on 10 February 1924 in Essen as Vereinigung von Problemfreunden zur Förderung der Aufgabenkunst (Society of problem friends for advancement of chess composition art). There had been 15 foundation fathers from the Ruhr Area lead-managed by Dr. Wilhelm Maßmann. Anton Trilling was their first president. In 1972 Die Schwalbe became a member of Deutscher Schachbund (German chess union) initiated by Gerhard Wolfgang Jensch.

Johannes Hinsken from Bottrop proposed the name of the society. The name traces back to a famous four-mover entitled Eine Schwalbe composed by Johannes Kohtz (1843–1918) and Carl Kockelkorn (1843–1914).


Rebound else a very good copy.