Author: Mansfield, Comins (1896-1984)
Publisher: Overbrook Press
xiii+216 pages with diagrams and glossary. Royal octavo (10" x 7") bound in original quarter red cloth with gilt lettering to spine over blue designed boards with gilt lettering in red label to cover. Edited by Alain White. From a total edition of four hundred copies printed in Centaur and Lutetia types, with handset chess diagrams, this is one of only one hundred and fifty copies printed on rag paper and specially bound. (Betts: 334-12) First edition.
This book attempts to illustrate the composer's mind at work in problem construction. In four sections (nineteen chapters): Introductory material (fundamental conventions). Composition of single problems (a. The composer's aim centered in the play; b. The composer's aim centered in the key-move). The composition of related problems. Modern trends in composition. Each section contains chapters author's work.
A fine copy in original publisher onion skin jacket.