"A delight and a challenge for anyone who likes chess problems": First edition of Raymond Smullyan's The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes; Inscribed by him to fellow logician Hilary Putnam
The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.
Smullyan, Raymond (Hilary Putnam).$650.00
Item Number: 88086
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of puzzlemaster Raymond Smullyan’s book of chess problems. Octavo, original half cloth. Illustrated with 50 chess diagrams. Association copy, inscribed by the author to fellow logician Hilary Putnam, “For Hilary Putnam Best, Raymond.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard Mantel.
Composed of fifty elegant, witty and altogether unique chess problems, puzzlemaster Raymond Smullyan's Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes follows the same style of logical reasoning that lies at the core of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Through a series of progressively more difficult chess problems, Holmes, with the reader's help, solves the mystery of a double-murder.