Select Chess endgames, from Actual Play

Author: Freeborough, Edward (1830-1896) [editor]

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tubner & Co, Ltd

Location: London

Year: 1895

$90.00


Description:


viii+86+[2 adds] pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") issued in red cloth with black lettering and pictorial to cover. Edited and arranged by E Freeborough. (Betts: 20-1) First edition.



Also published New York, New Amsterdam Book Co., 1899. A collection of 87 diagrammed middle and end game positions, each with the winning or drawing continuation. Positions 1-26 cover "assaults on a castled king"; 27-38 deal with attacking positions in which one side has castled on the queen's side; 39-59 are miscellaneous middle and end game positions showing "gaining time to advance a pawn"; 60-76 are mostly end game positions, "pawn play generally"; the final group comprises end game drawing positions.



Condition:



Soiled, corners bumped and rubbed through, some rippling to front cloth, hinges tender with back inner hinge cracked, small bookseller's label on front paste down, some internal soiling. A good copy of a scarce item.



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