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The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven., Hansen, Brooks

Author Name    Hansen, Brooks

Title   The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Fine

Edition   First Edition, First Printing

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. 1995. First edition. 1995

ISBN Number    0374160155 / 9780374160159

Illustrator   Miles Hyman

Seller ID   553

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.

Price = 8.00 USD


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