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Baird, Seven Hundred Chess Problems, 1902
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Location: Germany
Started: 2018-10-01 09:00:00
Ended: 2018-10-05 19:00:00
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Baird, Mrs William James (Edith Elina Helen Wood) (1859-1924)

 Hundred Chess Problems, original blue cloth, gilt, London, Henry Sotheran, 1902.

Unpaginated (418) with frontispiece portrait and column diagrams. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative gilt cover, page ends in gilt, decorative flower gilt end papers, beveled edges. The text is printed in blue, the diagrams in blue and red. (Betts: 33-5) 1st edition.

Edith Helen Baird (1859-1924) of England, born Winter Wood (known as Mrs. W.J. Baird), is the most famous female chess composer. She published her problems using the name "Mrs W. J. Baird." She composed over 2,000 problems. In 1902 she wrote 700 Chess Problems, which took her 14 years to complete.  In 1907, she wrote The Twentieth Century Retractor (take a move back to make a stronger move to mate or win the game), which was full of Shakespeare quotes.

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