Ultimate Themes

Author: Dawson, Thomas Rayner (1889-1951)

Publisher: T R Dawson

Location: Thorton Heath

Year: 1938



30 pages with diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") issued in green wrappers with black lettering and pictorial to cover. C M Fox Fairy Series number 4 with C M Fox's Fairy Series index laid in. (Betts: 39-17). 1st edition.

Various task problems by various composers with solutions and commentary, grouped in four main sections: Direct play of single men: its cumulation. Two or more men combined (Batteries, inverted batteries, pins and unpins, self-block and interference, injurious interpostion). - Some long range tasks (Retro-analysis, maximumers, synthetic games, help-mate, consecutive check sequences). - Constructionals (Minimum moves, Maximum moves, maximum captures, maximum checks, maximum mates, maximum keys and variations). Includes an introduction discussing taks problems with an index of composers.


Some light edge wear. A very good copy.

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