Author: Locock, Charles Dealtry (1862-1946)
Publisher: Whitehead & Miller
110 pages with frontispiece portrait and diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 4 3/4") issued in orange cloth with black lettering to spine and cover. Introduction by W H Watts. (Betts:10-132). First British Edition.
Also published by McKay, Philadelphia (1934). Lasker's method, aiming at the development of "natural" rather than "book" players covers first the elements, to page 36, with exercises on the various points, then the end-game, pages 37 to 62, including simple mates, pawn endings, and tactical devices common also to the middle-game. Final chapters briefly cover the opening and principles of strategy, with 8 illustrative games.
Previous owner's name on front end paper, corners bumped, points and spine ends moderately rubbed. Jacket points chipped, lightly soiled. A very good copy in like jacket.