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The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven

Hansen, Brooks

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ISBN 10: 0374160155 / ISBN 13: 9780374160159
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine hardcover copy of "The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven" by Brooks Hansen in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 1st edition / 1st printing signed and inscribed by Hansen on the title page. The author also corrects a flaw in the first line, changing 1912 to 1913 and adding his initials. Slight corner wear to jacket. Tight and otherwise clean. Enjoy this novel by one of the author's of "Boone"! For Sale. Bookseller Inventory # 1696

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Title: The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of ...

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Hyman, Miles

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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An exotic, spiritual tale combines elements of memoir and parable, in a collection of twelve letters sent with chess pieces to his wife Sonja by Dr. Gustav Uyterhoeven while serving as a doctor in the Boer War concentration camps in South Africa. 25,000 first printing.

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Hansen was born in 1965 and graduated from Harvard in 1987. He lives in New York and has an avid interest in sport, music and television.

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