1875 · New York
Eugene Beauharnais Cook, 1830-1915, whose papers and chess collection is now housed in the Princeton Special Collections Library, was the foremost American problemist of his day. He had many of his chess problems published in Staunton’s The Chess Player’s Chronicle, and The Illustrated London News. Cook served as President of the New Jersey Chess Association and assumed the post for problem department in The Chess Monthly. At the time, Paul Morphy was the editor of the games section. In 1859 he edited American Chess-Nuts, a major work of chess problems in America, along with Charles Gilberg. He personally composed around 800 problems.
Charles Gilberg was also one of the major problemists in the American chess world during his life time. He wrote and co-authored The fifth American chess congress. Containing a full report of the proceedings of the convention of chess players, held in New York, in ... 1880, Catalogue of works on chess comprising the collection made by Charles A. Gilberg to October 12th, 1874 and with Cook American Chess-Nuts.
Folds in the paper for mailing else very good. (Inventory #: C0876a)