Valves and Bi-Valves

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Author: White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951) and George Hume

Year: 1930

Publisher: The Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud

Description:

176 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. A C White's Christmas series volume XXXVIII with Christmas greetings tipped in. (Betts: 31-16) First edition.

White's introduction discusses this area of problem strategy (Valve: where a move, made by black, opens one line and closes another, both affected lines being black; bi-valves: where the lines affected radiate from two black pieces instead of one). 139 examples follow (51 two-movers, 85 three-movers, 3 four-movers) with full solutions. Includes and index of composers.

Condition:

Spine and edges heavily sunned, previous owner's pictorial chess book plate on front paste down, marginalia and stamps, lightly soiled, hinges lightly rubbed else a very good copy.