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Soviet Chess Compositions: 1945-1947

By Paros, Dr. G.

Kecskemet: Magyar Sakkvilag 63 pages. No publication date given. Book in quite fragile condition and very worn. Cover is very tanned with age, stained, has some foxing, and is very creased and a large section of the front cover is missing, as it has been torn away. Small sections of the back cover are also missing. Spine is completely worn away - and pages are almost all loose. Pages are very tanned, worn, creased and a little dog-eared at edges, and have some foxing. Slight musty smell to pages. Condition consistent with age of book. Also enclosed is a hand-written letter to the original owner, from the Editor of the Daily Woker, February 6th, 1950. The letter read: ' Dear Mr Jacobsen, I am very sorry for delay in sending on your prize. I now enclose copy of Soviet Problems and Endings which I think you will find interesting. With best wishes and congratuations. Yours sincerely, P. Winter, Editor' . Booklet. Poor/No Jacket.


Match Tricks: Fun with Matches and Matchboxes
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Match Tricks: Fun with Matches and Matchboxes

By Zodiastar

London: Universal Publications 89 pages. U.P.L book No. 44. Cover yellowed creased - particularly on spine. Cover has come completely detached from rest of book - but aside from tear along spine, remains intact. Some stains to back cover. Pages very yellowed and edges well-thumbed. Pages clean. Collection of simple, family-friendly games and puzzles that can be played with matches.. Mass Market Paperback. Poor/No Jacket.


Think It Over

By Prout, W. Leslie

Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 1957 143 pages. Cover is a little scuffed and has some light staining - and one large stain on the front. Edges and corners of book are a little bumped and worn. Spine is a little stained, but uncreased. Pages are slightly yellowed, and have some foxing, but are otherwise clean, neat and tightly bound. Condition consistent with age of book. A collection of 'quizzes, questions, quips, quandries, queries and quests for the quiet half-hour.'. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.