Author: Gittins, Frederick Richard (1867-?) [editor]
Publisher: Feilden, McAllen & Co, Ltd
+10-257pp with frontispiece, illustrations (portraits) and diagrams. Quarto (11" x 8 1/2") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover, pictorial gilt chess board on cover, black boarders, beveled edges. (Betts: 32-19A) First edition.
Includes biographies of 77 British problem composers with a selection of their compositions (totaling 663 problems), an article by B G Laws entitled "A few remarks on the problem art". Solutions appear at the end.
Pages 91-4 and 239-242 xeroxed and tipped in, some marginalia, soiled, corners bumped, gilt dulled, inner hinges reinforced, spine sunned, some soiling else a good copy.