"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.
  • The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.

The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.

$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. 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.

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