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Title:The Checkmate
Price:AUD$13.50 (about USD$10.00)
Item ID:SB00-0108809
Publisher:Hodja, Richmond, Victoria, 1983
Illustrator:Stephen Pascoe
Dust Jacket:No
Hodja, 1983, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint, Illustrated By: Stephen Pascoe

V, 6-176 pages. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white illustrations by Stephen Pascoe, throughout the text. Black-and-white illustrated covers, again by Stephen Pascoe, with white background and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges. Browning to the book edges, background colour and text block edges. Foxing to the top text block edge. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the title page. Light age toning of the internal text. The author emigrated to Australia in 1951 and in 1956 became a sub-editor with an Italian newspaper in Sydney. His writing style has been described as forthright and enthusiastic and he brings this enthusiasm and forthrightness to the series of short stories about "... Italians, Poles, and Jews, about priests and tramps -- all of them Australians." -- from the rear panel blurb. Second Edition. Size: Standard Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Stephen Pascoe. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Australian; ISBN: 0949575089. ISBN/EAN: 9780949575081. Inventory No: 0108809.
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