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The Twentieth Century Retractor, 1907, 1st edition
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Current price : €350,00
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Location: Russian Federation
Started: 2021-01-12 22:00:00
Ended: 2021-01-17 22:30:00
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The Twentieth Century Retractor, Chess Fantasies and Letter Problems:

Being a Selection of Three Hundred Problems ... enriched with Shakespearean quotations.

Author: Baird, Mrs William James (Edith Elina Helen Wood) [1859-1924].

Publisher: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1907, First edition, 369 pages with frontispiece portrait and column diagrams. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative gilt cover, page ends in gilt, decorative flower gilt end papers, beveled edges. The text is printed in blue, the diagrams in blue and red. (Betts: 39-4).

Contains 200 retractors, 100 direct mates of the "picture" and "letter" type. Each problem is accompanied by quotations from Shakespeare; all are by the author, who was the inventor of the retractor genera. Solutions appear at the end.  

Condition is very good.

Extremely rare, very scarce and very hard to find.

Binding is very tight. Internally very good with no writings.

Excellent copy.

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