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  • VISITING MRS NABAKOV and Other Excursions by Amis, Martin.
    Amis, Martin.
    VISITING MRS NABAKOV and Other Excursions

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harmony, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second collection of essays, trenchant commentary on a wide range of topics, including visits with writers Graham Greene, Rushdie, Updike, Julian Barnes, Asimov the chess match between Kaspov and Kasparov, thoughts on the death of John Lennon and the performances of Mick Jagger and much more. 274 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41366
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  • TOWER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. by Arrabal, Fernando.
    Arrabal, Fernando.
    TOWER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An intellectual thriller set at a World Championship chess match in Paris. Winner of Spain's Premio Nadal award. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan and illustrated throughout with diagrams showing the actual chess matches. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-67081346X.

    Condition: Remainder mark - otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41779
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  • GOING TO JERUSALEM. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    GOING TO JERUSALEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1967) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, fourth book, the story of a bizarre road trip in which a 6 year old chess prodigy dogs the footsteps of an old chess master, hoping to defeat him in a final confrontation. INSCRIBED on the half title page to Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. 180 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 64695
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  • WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANDIDATES' TOURNAMENT: Switzerland August - November, 1953. by [Chess] Wood, Baruch H., editor.
    [Chess] Wood, Baruch H., editor.
    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CANDIDATES' TOURNAMENT: Switzerland August - November, 1953.

    Edition: First edition.

    England: Chess (Sutton Coldfield) Ltd., 1954. Hardcover first edition - Includes "Photographs, Indexes, Round by Round Surveys, 'Ring-Side Commentaries', Survey of Opening Innovations with notes to all the games collated and edited by Baruch H. Wood." Many diagrams of chess positions in addition to the photographs. Includes a general index and an index to pictures, a summary of the scores and a survey of openings. 329 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library (reference section), but otherwise very good condition: tight and clean in blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on the spine. While this has been reprinted in trade paperback, it is uncommon in the original hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 33290
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  • THE IMMORTAL GAME. by Coggins, Mark.
    Coggins, Mark.
    THE IMMORTAL GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel featuring private detective August Riordan, and set in Silicon Valley, where he is hired by a multi-millionaire entrepreneur to find the stolen software for an advanced chess program. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-918395-216.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 79215
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  • ENDGAME: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness. by [Fishcer, Bobby, 1943-2008] Brady, Frank.
    [Fishcer, Bobby, 1943-2008] Brady, Frank.
    ENDGAME: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2011). First edition - A biography which attempts to answer at least some of the questions raised by Fischer's later life as a fugitive and finally his sad final days in Iceland (a country which had rescued him from prison in Japan) by a fellow chess player who knew him for most of his life. Notes, bibliography, x, 384 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75456
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  • KINGS GAMBIT: A Son, A Father, and the Worlds Most Dangerous Game. by Hoffman, Paul.
    Hoffman, Paul.
    KINGS GAMBIT: A Son, A Father, and the Worlds Most Dangerous Game.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Hyperion (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Interweaving tales of the history of chess, with the emotionally charged story of the author's own relation to chess, his experiences in playing with his father and his attempt to get back into competitive chess. Annotations , source notes, index 433 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4013-00975.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60730
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  • THE GRID (original title "The Gridiron.") by Kerr, Philip.
    Kerr, Philip.
    THE GRID (original title "The Gridiron.")

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Warner, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Brainy thriller" set in Los Angeles in the near future - Something has gone wrong with the immensely powerful computer brain that controls the Yu Building, dubbed the Gridiron, and the building has become a serial killer. Built to survive power outages and earthquakes, the computer cannot be turned off. SIGNED on the title page. 451 pp. . ISBN: 0-446520535.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 36918
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  • THE FIRE. by Neville, Katherine.
    Neville, Katherine.
    THE FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which blends history, travel, and suspense in the search for a chess set which used to belong to Charlemagne - the long awaited sequel to the author's bestselling novel, "The Eight." 451 pp. ISBN: 9780345500670.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50410
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  • THE FIRE. by Neville, Katherine.
    Neville, Katherine.
    THE FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which blends history, travel, and suspense in the search for a chess set which used to belong to Charlemagne - the long awaited sequel to the author's bestselling novel, "The Eight." 451 pp. ISBN: 9780345500670.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 48608
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  • THE FIRE. by Neville, Katherine.
    Neville, Katherine.
    THE FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which blends history, travel, and suspense in the search for a chess set which used to belong to Charlemagne - the long awaited sequel to the author's bestselling novel, "The Eight." SIGNED on the title page. 451 pp. ISBN: 978-0345500670.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (toning to the pages and edges of textblock, some crinkling to edges of foil dj.)

    Book ID: 77734
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  • THE FIRE. by Neville, Katherine.
    Neville, Katherine.
    THE FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which blends history, travel, and suspense in the search for a chess set which used to belong to Charlemagne - the long awaited sequel to the author's bestselling novel, "The Eight." SIGNED on the title page. 451 pp. ISBN: 9780345500670.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some crinkling to edges of foil dj.)

    Book ID: 44522
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