Author: Weenink, Henri Gerard Marie (1892-1931)
Publisher: The Chess Amateur
317+[1 ad] pages with diagrams, includes frontispiece portrait, portrait photographs of 30 composers and an index of about 1000 names of composers, with dates and places of birth and death. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Edited by George Hume and Alain C. A revised translation of Het schaakproblem: ideen en scholen published Gouda, 1921. White. A. C. White's Christmas series volume 32. Christmas greeting tipped in. (Betts: 30-19) First English edition.
Part 1 traces the historical development of the chess problem from the Middle Ages, with sections on the English, Bohemian, German and dutch schools, and a chapter on "problem-futurism" (Fairy problems). This first part includes 143 compositions by various composers. Part 2, "Bird's eye view of problem themes', describes 22 main themes (with sub-divisions) and contains a further 231 problems. The complete work forms a comprehensive treatise covering most phases of problem technique and execution.
Spine and hinge area sunned and soiled, points bumped and rubbed. Over all a good to very good copy.