Author: André Chéron (1895-1980)
Publisher: Siegfried Engelhardt Verlag
4 volumes. Band 1: 354 pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Band II: 468 pages with diagrams. Band III: 344 pages with diagrams and index. Band IV: 328 pages with diagrams. Octavos (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with black and gilt lettering to spines and gilt lettering to covers. Volumes 1-3 first editions.
André Chéron was born in Colombes, France. He was French champion in 1926, 1927 and 1929 and played on the French Olympiad team of 1927. He was also a problem composer and author of note, his major work being Lehr und Handbuch der Endspiele (1952-58) with the 2nd edition (1969-71). This became a major reference work on the endgame. Chéron was awarded the IMComp title in 1959. He passed away in Leysin, Switzerland in 1980. (chess games dot com)
Volume one foxed, spine dulled. Volume two corners bumped, pages age toned, gilt cover dulled. Volume III corers bumped, pages age toned. Volume four corners bumped else very good set.