Author: White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951)
Publisher: The Chess Amateur
247 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4" issued in red pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. A C White's Christmas series volume XV with greeting and errata tipped in. (Betts: 31-8) First edition.
A study of problems based on pawn promotion and their development from the earliest times. 38 problems (the earliest date ca 850) illustrate the historical development. The main part of the work consists of a collection of 504 problems, with solutions and critiques, arranged by a detailed classification according to whether or not the promotions are made by white or black and for what purpose (direct attack, simple avoidance or stalemate, indirect avoidance of stalemate, direct defense, attempting self-stalemate, in self-mates, etc).
Corners bumped and lightly rubbed, date on spine. A very good copy.