Chess Lyrics – A Collection of Chess Problems by A. F. Mackenzie. 1887-1905. Edited by Alain C.[ampbell] White.
New York, 1905. J. H. Graham. XCIV. 476  p. (In memoriam A. F. M.)
Publishing canvas binding. /Christmas series 1. – Alain C. White/
Alain Campbell White (1880 -1951) was an American chess composer and botanist. White’s parents came from America and took him back there, where he learned to play chess at the age of five. At the age of eleven he solved and composed chess problems, so that his first problem was published in December 1891. White met chess composer Sam Loyd, through which he became an ardent devotee of chess composition. White wrote many chess books, including the 44-volume Christmas Series, published from 1905 to 1936, which he annotated “Wishing You a Merry Christmas. Alain C. White” as a Christmas present to his chess friends worldwide.