Author: Baruch Harold "B H" Wood (1909-1989) editor
Place: Sutton Coldfield
[viii]+463 pages with diagrams, photographs, tables, plates and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7 1/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Twelve issues. Volume 2 numbers 13-24 with original wrappers bound in.. (Betts: 7-91) First edition.
Incorporated The Social Chess Quarterly, July 1936 and the Canadian Chessner, August 1937. The later was continued as Canadian Supplement, published in Montreal in typescript and inserted in Canadian members subscribers' copies of the Chess (edited by Dudley M Leain).
Baruch Harold Wood was born in Sheffield, England. He founded CHESS magazine in 1935 and was its editor until 1988, when it was sold to Pergamon Press. He was also a FIDE Arbiter, a correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and also wrote an interesting weekly column for Illustrated London News from 1949 to 1979. He co-founded the Sutton Coldfield Chess Club.
Corners bumped, points and spine ends rubbed else a very good copy.