A BOOK OF CHESS - Alexander, 1st 1973 - HISTORY KEY FIGURES PHILOSOPHY OF CHESS
Book Details + Condition: Harper & Row Publishers (New York). First Edition, 1973. Hardcover with dust jacket. 154 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated. By C.H.O'D. Alexander. Firm binding; interior is clean and free of markings; dust jacket shows normal aging and wear, mainly at corners and edges. From the jacket: "A Book of Chess is a considered view, by the distinguished correspondent of the SUNDAY TIMES and the FINANCIAL TIMES, of the essence of chess, the source of its fascination throughout 1500 years of history. It combines immensely readable survey of professional play in the Soviet Union and the West, with a discussion of the philosophy of the game, and what it has to tell us about the workings of the brain and the nature of thought".