Author: Aljechin (Alekhine), Alexander Alexandrovich (1892-1946) Inscribed by the author
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Company
Place: Berlin and Leipzig
xx+337+[3 ad] pages with diagrams, plates and tables. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's light brown cloth with brown lettering to spine and cover. Forward by Herman Helms. Inscribed by Alexander Alekhine. (Bibliotheek Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5367) First German edition. First published in English in 1924.
New York 1924 was an elite chess tournament held in the Alamac Hotel in New York City from March 6 to April 18, 1924. It was organized by the Manhattan Chess Club. The competitors included world champion Jose Raul Capablanca and his predecessor Emanuel Lasker. Nine other top players from Europe and America were also invited. Emanuel Lasker met Alexander Alekhine, Efim Bogoljubow, Geza Maroczy, Richard Reti, Savielly Tartakower and Frederick Yates in Hamburg. They steamed with the SS Cleveland on February 28, 1924, and joined Capablanca, Frank Marshall, Dawid Janowski and Edward Lasker in New York. The tournament was played as a double round robin, with each player meeting every other one twice. Emanuel Lasker got $1500 for his first prize, generous payment for expenses and still complained. Capablanca gained $1000, compensation for costs and an extra fee. Everyone expected World Champion Capablanca to win and wondered how Lasker, the 55 year old dethroned lion would perform. Lasker ran away with the tournament, scoring a phenomenal 80% against the elite of the chess world. Brilliancy prizes went to Reti for his win over Bogoljubow, Marshall for his win over Bogolijubow and to Capablanca for his win over Lasker. There are some mistakes but this is probably the best tournament book written, rivaled only by Bronstein's Zurich 1953.
With a personal dedication from Alekhine to the Secretary General of the Swedish Chess Federation Carlén on foreword page "To Mr. Eric Carlén in memory of my very pleasant stay in Stockholm. April 1930. Dr. A. Alekhine ". Lightly soiled, light rubbing to spine ends, some toning to pages, spine head rubbed else a very good copy.