Bohemian Garnets: A Collection of 500 Chess Problems

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Author: Havel, Miroslav [PSUED Miroslav Kostal] (1881-1958)

Year: 1923

Publisher: Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud


222 pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. Edited by George Hume with collaboration of Dr J Schumer, Alain C White, Joel Frilizius and Otto Wurzburg, introduction by Frantisek Dedrel. Christmas series for 1923. (Betts: 33-37) First edition.

Miroslav Havel, published his first work at a time when the Bohemaina Problem-school was already in a flourishing stage of its development. Born at Teplitz, Bohemia, on November 7th, 1881, Havel had lived since 1884 Prague, where he studied at the High Technical school. He published his first problem on May 1st 1898. After a relatively short period he began to produce works of great depth and beauty. He was speedily acclaimed as a leader who opened p new ways and pointed to new aims. Since 1920, Havel had been chess editor of the column in Cas (Time), which with the Prager Presse (edited by Dr Mach) was the most important Bohemian chess-column.


Cover stained and sunned at edges, pine dulled and sunned, some internal soiling else a good to very good copy.