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Fischer's Chess Games
Keene, Raymond (Introduction),
ISBN: 0192175661
University Press, Oxford, 1980. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. introduction by Raymond Keene, in English, German, French, Russian (and two other languages I'm unfamiliar with), which is also true of the part dealing with Fischer's Tournament and Match Record, on how to use the book and symbols used within the book. At the end of the book is a list of players. Photographic card cover, showing Bobby Fischer, with pale gold and gold coloured titles to the front panel and pale gold coloured titles to the backstrip. "Robert James Fischer is perhaps the most controversial, the most written-about and most talented chess-player of all time. But he has not played a serious game since the notorious match with Boris Spassky at Reykjavik in 1972 when he won by 12 1/2-8 1/2 to become the first player from the United States to win the World Championship. Whether or not Bobby Fischer emerges to play again, his games will survive as a monument to his skill and, in particular, to a style which demonstrates so clearly the player's intense will to win. With the exception of the introduction the entire work is languageless because it is printed in figurine algebraic notation of the form approved by the World Chess Federation with internationally accepted symbol is explained in a number of important languages." From the rear panel blurb. Minor creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and panels. Very light age toning of the textblock edges. Size: Trade Paperback. [4], V - XXVI, 166 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Chess; ISBN: 0192175661. ISBN/EAN: 9780192175663. Inventory No: 0115590. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0115590  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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MCO 11, Modern Chess Openings
Korn, Walter,
ISBN: 0273418459
Pitman Publishing , New York, 1973. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. Previous owner's name on the front end page, no other annotations. Small stain on top edge of text block. A classic work which outlines structure of openings and the essence of their strategy, together with a copious summary of all important variations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Chess; ISBN: 0273418459. ISBN/EAN: 9780273418450. Inventory No: 0272499. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0272499  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Chess Companion: A Merry Collection of Tales of Chess and Its Players, Together with a Cornucopia of Games, Problems, Epigrams & Advice, Topped Off With the Greatest Game of Chess Ever Played
Chernev, Irving Selector Bookseller Image Chess Companion, The Chernev, Irving Published by Faber & Faber (1972) ISBN 10: ,
ISBN: 0571093159
Faber & Faber, London, 1972. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. acknowledgements, index to composers of the problems, puzzles and endings, and index to the players and their games. Photographic paperback binding with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "This book is a collection of chess games, problems, puzzles, endings and short stories about chess and its players. The games range from 1762 1966 and illustrate almost every interesting idea ever shown on a chessboard. Most of the games will be, I think, new to you. Some may be familiar, but it would be hard to find a brilliancy by any great master, from Morphy and Anderssen to Fischer and Petrosian, that has not been printed before." from page 11. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Some stains to the book panels and fading of the back strip. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 286, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Chess; ISBN: 0571093159. ISBN/EAN: 9780571093151. Inventory No: 0121662. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0121662  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Sporting Scene: White Knights of Reykjavik
Steiner, George,
ISBN: 0571103626
Faber & Faber, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. last blank and acknowledgements. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper showing Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and FAQ strip. In 1972 Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky met in Iceland's capital, Reykjavk, ostensibly to play chess. But, as the front panel blurb states, the game "... involved more than chess. It was a drama of nerves, diplomacy, national obsessions and life-styles. George Steiner was in Reykjavk."; this is his memoir of that time. Foxing to the back strip edges, top book edge and to the text block edges. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with sunning also present. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 5 - 67, [1] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Chess; Cold War ; Journalism ; Iceland; 1970s; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0571103626. ISBN/EAN: 9780571103621. Inventory No: 0105340. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105340  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The World Chess Championship
Gligoric, S,
ISBN: 0060115718
Harper & Row, Publishers , New York, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. acknowledgements, symbols, previous world champions, introduction: after Alekhine, five indices. The text is illustrated with chess boards and chess moves. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. A look at the chess champions in the years from the death of Alekhine to the ascendancy of Bobby Fischer. Match scores edited by R. G. Wade and part one translated by Lovett F. Edwards. Softening and a little rubbing to the backstrip edges and book corners. Fading to the backstrip and to the closest 0.25" of the front panel. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [12], 221, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Chess; ISBN: 0060115718. ISBN/EAN: 9780060115715. Inventory No: 0115771. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0115771  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Through the Looking Glass; and What Alice Found There Patrick White (Australian Writers)
Carroll, Lewis,
ISBN: 0261633325
MacGibbon and Kee, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition (ex-library)/Good. Illustrator: Ralph Steadman. First Edition. Dramatis Personae, preface by author. Illustrated end pages being a chess board. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece and the illustrations within the text (some double page), are by Ralph Steadman. Black coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Ralph Steadman, with pale purple and white coloured titles to the front panel and act strip. Title says it all. Alice's second adventure. This book is an ex-library book, and, has the faults of same library stamps to the half title page, front text edge and rear end page, library number to the title page. Remnants of Due Back slip to the rear free end page. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with some white marks to the lower left-hand corner of the front panel. Rubbing of the book corners and there is a 1 inch split to the lower edge of the front spine gutter stop tape remnants are present to the end pages and the front end page has some white marks. Internally a little age toning, but otherwise clean and bright. Library sticker to the lower edge of the back strip. Rubbing and sunning of the dustwrapper edges and panels with patchy fading also present. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [14], 15 - 143, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ralph Steadman. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Teens & Young Adult; Chess; Illustration; ISBN: 0261633325. ISBN/EAN: 9780261633322. Inventory No: 0128783. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0128783  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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