Author: Watts, William Henry (1878-1941)
Publisher: Printing Craft
92 pages with photographs, illustrations and diagrams. Quarto (11 1/2" x 8 3/4"). Published in green pictorial wrappers. First edition.
The great London tournament of 1922 saw the newly crowned champion of the world - Capablanca - as well as many of his closest rivals, Alekhine, Bogolyubov, Rubinstein and Vidmar, assemble in the capital of the British Empire for the most powerful demonstration of chess prowess there since 1899. First published in 1922, Chess Pie provides the setting and the atmosphere for the Tournament. Biographies of Players with Specimen Games, Past and Present British Champions, a Problem Section, and a selection of lighter articles are completed by Sketches, Drawings, Autographs, Portraits, and a number of advertisements for chess accessories and other products and services.
Spine reinforced, marginalia, edge wear with chips and tears, news article tipped in at front wrapper verso. About good to very good.