Author: Israel Albert "I A" Horowitz (1907-1973) signed
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Place: New York
viii+789 pages with diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine over blue boards in gilt lettering to cover. Signed by the author. Betts: 13-195) First edition.
Prefaced by a diagram and a theoretical discussion, the analysis of each opening is categorized into Idea Variations, Practical Variations and Supplementary Variations. Idea Variations... present the inherent ideas and objectives of an opening before it has been subjected to the rough-and-tumble of tournament play. Practical Variations are ... line developed through practice, honed and shaped by innumerable steps in master's tournaments and matches. Branching off the main lines are by-products and mutations designated as Supplementary Variations. Entire games ... are presented, illustrating salient opening features in depth" (Author's introduction). This is a reference work, comprehensive in scope.
Author's signature to front end paper along with previ0us owner's name. Corners bumped, some stains to foredge pages else very good.