The chess bouquet; or, The book of the British composers of chess problems, with portraits, biographical sketches, essays on composing and solving, and over six hundred problems, being chiefly selected masterpieces, to which is added portraits and sketche
The chess bouquet; or, The book of the British composers of chess problems, with portraits, biographical sketches, essays on composing and solving, and over six hundred problems, being chiefly selected masterpieces, to which is added portraits and sketche
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Author: Gittins, Frederick Richard (1867-1948)

Year: 1897

Publisher: Feilden, McAllen & Co, Ltd

Place: London

Description:

257+[errata] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and portrait diagrams. Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover with gilt embossed chess problem. (Betts: 32-19A) First edition.

Includes biographies of seventy-seven British problem composers with a selection of their compositions (totaling 663 problems), an article by B G Laws, entitled "A glimpse at modern problem strategy", and an essay by H Cudmore entitled "A few remarks on the problem art". Solutions appear at the end.

Condition:

Spine sunned, corners bumped, some internal and external soiling else about very good.