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The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine - First Edition - 1952 - from The World of Rare Books and Biblio.com

The World's Great Chess Games

by Reuben Fine

Condition: Good


Andre Deutsch, 1952. Hardcover. Good. 1952. First Edition. 287 pages. No dust jacket. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Pages are slightly tanned with light foxing to text block edge and within, inscription to the ffep. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and markings to the boards. Spine is tanned with light shelf wear.

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