Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
GOOD+ No dust jacket. Interior as new, other than owner's name inside front cover. Clean brown cloth cover with gilt lettering on spine shows faintest wear. "subject matter should be of interest to chessplayer and non-chessplayer alike...Starting off as a war game and always retaining some of that warlike quality...expanded and refined as the centuries have gone by into a remarkable and unique bend of game, sport, art and even culture..." 256 indexed, illustrated pages. 10.5x7.75x.75"
Quarto, hardcover, near fine in lightly edgeworn red picotrial dj. 256 pgs including index with many b/w & color illustrations & photographs; A comprehensive history of chess by a leading figure in the chess world both as a player and as a writer. He traces the game's origins from the fifth century AD to the present, presenting a social history, too, as the game passed from the royal courts to the middle classes, noting many famous men of history who played. Illustrated with contemporary engravings, woodcuts, paintings and photographs as well as over 70 line diagrams to clarify the many move-by-move descriptions of important games.
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