Changing Fashions: 150 Chess Problems

Changing Fashions: 150 Chess Problems

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Author: Hume, George (1862-1936)

Year: 1925

Publisher: Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud

Description:

208 pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Edited by Alain C White. A C White's Christmas series. (Betts: 33-43) First edition.

Hume provides the introduction on his problem career, including references to those appearing in the book. The 150 problems which follow consist of 37 two-movers; 35 three-movers; 74 self-mates (mostly in two); and a few others. The solutions, with annotations by A C White, appear on pages 153-199. The work is completed by a chess problem story "Uncle Jeff's problem", written by Hume in 1901.

Condition:

Points rubbed, corners bumped, spine sunned, gilt dulled, book plate on front paste down. A very good copy without jacket as issued.