A Breviary of Chess

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Author: Savielly Grigorievich Tartakower (1887-1956)

Year: 1955


Place: New York


viii+267 pages with diagrams and index. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with black lettering to spine in original jacket. Translated by J du Mont. (Betts: 10-225 Reprint.

Originally published as Brevaiaire des echecs Paris (1934). Various reprints of the London, Routledge edition (1937) (including 1942, 1944, 1946 and 1951). Also published Philadelphia, McKay (1938); Hollywood (1949); New York, Van Nostrand (1955). In 4 sections: the first deals with the elements and includes basic mates, some elementary endings and 50 miniature games. This is followed by a review of all the openings, with illustrative games, and short introductions to the middle-game and end-game, which are mainly statements of basic principles in these areas.

Condition: Some toning to jacket spine, price clipped else a very good to fine copy in like jacket.