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Chess

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Games and Puzzles:Chess

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Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard, Desjarlais, Robert
1 Desjarlais, Robert Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard
Berkeley University of California Press 2011 0520272609 / 9780520272606 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
251 pp. Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. "Desjarlais draws from his backgrounds in ethnographic research and amateur tournament chess to nimbly explore the game's social, philosophical, aesthetic, psychological, and technological quirks." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Chess Openings for Dummies, Eade, James
2 Eade, James Chess Openings for Dummies
U.S.A Wiley 2010 047060364X / 9780470603642 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
362 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Old water stain has warped the lower edges of about 20 pages near the back of the book; text is not affected. Otherwise internally clean, bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Algebraic notation. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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3 Geller, Efim (updated from the Russian Edn By R.G. Wade) Queen's Indian Defence
London Batsford 1982 0713425466 / 9780713425468 Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
248 pp. Covers worn and a little creased (spine uncreased). Edges worn, discoloured and foxed. Browning and foxing around the page edges. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Figurine algebraic notation. Volume in The Batsford Library of Tournament Openings. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Power Chess for Kids, Hertan, Charles
4 Hertan, Charles Power Chess for Kids
The Netherlands New in Chess 2011 9056913301 / 9789056913304 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
159 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Bump to upper corner of front cover and a few following pages has left shallow creases. Internally bright, clean, unmarked; solidly bound. Figurine algebraic notation. "Learn how to think ahead and become one of the best players in your school." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Winning with the Benko, Jacobs, Byron
5 Jacobs, Byron Winning with the Benko
London Batsford Ltd 1995 0713472324 / 9780713472325 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
144 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Figurine algebraic notation. "The Benko Gambit is the perfect choice for players who want to make their opponents suffer." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Chess, Its Origin: A translation with commentary of the Latin and the Hebrew in Thomas Hyde's De Ludis Orientalibus (Oxford, 1694) VOL II, Keats, Victor
6 Keats, Victor Chess, Its Origin: A translation with commentary of the Latin and the Hebrew in Thomas Hyde's De Ludis Orientalibus (Oxford, 1694) VOL II
Oxford Oxford Academia Publishers 1994 1899237011 / 9781899237012 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Quarto Inscribed by Author
337 pp. Very light wear to edges of bright and clean blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. Author's inscription on separate label attached to front free endpaper. Previous owner’s details inked to front free endpaper. All else unmarked. Binding solid. Internally as new. Detailed list of black-and-white plates and illustrations. Index. A heavy book: postage as quoted applies in Australia, but please contact us for overseas rates. 
Price: 210.00 AUD
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Chess, Jews, and History, Keats, Victor, with Foreword by Chimen Abramsky
7 Keats, Victor, with Foreword by Chimen Abramsky Chess, Jews, and History
Oxford Oxford Academia Publishers 1994 1899237003 / 9781899237005 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Quarto Inscribed by Author
396 pp. Bright and clean blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. Corners very slightly bumped. Scuffing to lower edge of text block. Author's inscription on separate label attached to front free endpaper. Previous owner’s details inked to front free endpaper. All else unmarked. Binding solid. Internally as new. Sections include Games in the Talmud; The 'Jewish Golden Age' -- Chess in Medieval Spain; Chess and Jewish Literature: The Post-Renaissance Period. Detailed list of the 102 black-and-white illustrations. Appendix (Literal Translation of The King's Delight). Chronological Table, Bibliography, Index. A heavy book: postage as quoted applies in Australia, but please contact us for overseas rates. 
Price: 160.00 AUD
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The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-playing Machine That Fooled the World, Standage, Tom
8 Standage, Tom The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-playing Machine That Fooled the World
London Allen Lane Penguin 2002 0713995254 / 9780713995251 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Small Octavo 
273 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket, including one very short tear to upper rear panel. Book is as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Notes; Sources; Index. "Part historical detective story, part real-life fairy tale, the mystery of the Turk has assumed a new significance in the computer age, as scientists and philosophers continue to debate the possibility of machine intelligence. To modern eyes, the Turk now seems to have been a surprisingly far-sighted invention. This book tells the story of its remarkable and chequered career." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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