Sam Loyd and his Chess Problems

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Author: White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951)

Year: 1913

Publisher: Whitehead and Miller, Ltd

Place: Leeds


471 pages with frontispiece portrait and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover with errata tipped in. Alain White's Christmas series. (Betts: 33-50) First edition.

The work contains 714 of Loyd's problems, with 30 by his brothers. The problems are arranged in three sections, following closely the plan indicated by Loyd before his death for his proposed revision of Chess Strategy. The first 136 accompany the section "Sam Loyd" which comprises a biography with details of his chess activities and anecdotes by and about him. The second section contains 505 problems accompanying extracts from, and commentary on Chess Strategy. The final kinds and problems by his brothers, all accompanied by commentary by the editor and quotation from Loyd.


Spine sunned, corners bumped, book plate to front end paper, some foxing to end pages, split at back and front head hinge, spine head chipped, soiled else a good copy.