Author: Pentti Olavi Sola (1907-1940) and edited by George Hume
Publisher: The Chess Amateur
141 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. Edited by George Hume. White's Christmas series for 1934. (Betts: 32-31) First edition.
Contains 150 problems, mainly two and three move direct mates with some self-mates, with solutions pages 117-137 and indexes of composers and problems.
Pentti Sola compiled A Collection of Problems by Finnish Composers in 1934 and it was published in the Christmas Series. He directed the problems section of Suomen Shakki from 1933 until 1936. He composed direct mates and helpmates and was considered as one of the greatest Finnish chess composers.
Spine sunned and soiled, previous owner's inscription on front end paper, paper glued to front paste down, some occasional marginalia, lacks Christmas salutation. Over all about a good to very good copy.