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Title:The Sporting Scene: White Knights of Reykjavik
Price:AUD$24.80 (about USD$18.40)
Item ID:SB00-0105340
Publisher:Faber & Faber, London, 1972
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Faber & Faber, 1972, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

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, Reykjavík, 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 Reykjavík."; this is his memoir of that time. Foxing to the back strip edges, top book edge and to the text block edges. Rubbing of t dustwrapper edges and panels with sunning also present. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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.
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