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8vo. 481 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Frontis and text illustrations by Miles Hyman. Set in 1900, Dr. Gustav Uyterhoeven leaves his wife and their chess garden in Ohio to serve in the British concentration camps of the Boer War in South Africa. In a series of letters and chess pieces sent to his wife, he describes an imaginary land called Antipodes, where all the game pieces of the garden come to life to guide the doctor through his last adventure. A blending of history and allegory within the context of game pieces which come to life in the chess garden. ISBN 0374160155. #553.
Title: The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven.
Illustrator: Miles Hyman
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. 1995. First edition.: 1995
ISBN Number: 0374160155
ISBN Number 13: 9780374160159
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 553
Keywords: fiction, modern first, first edition, Chess, Gaming, South Africa, allegory , Antipodes, Brooks Hansen, the Chess Garden, Gustav Uyterhoeven, Boer War, Historical Fiction, Spiritual Fiction,