Author: Mason, James (1849-1905)
Publisher: David McKay Co
[1 adds]+xvi+460 pages with diagrams and index. Small octavo (9 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover and decorative chess board on cover. Revised and enlarged by Leopold Hoffer. (Betts: 11-16) Third edition.
This edition also published by H Cox, London. In this edition, completed by Hoffer after Mason's death, all sections have again be enlarged with new examples and, in the openings, new analysis. Contains 157 pages of end-game positions, 170 pages of middle-game positions, and 131 pages on the openings. The latter part was also published separately as Chess openings, 2d edition, London, H Cox, 1905.
Points and spine ends moderately rubbed. A better than very good copy.