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Chessmen..

Alfred Ernest James Mackett-Beeson

Chessmen..

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Published by Weidenfeld in London .
Written in English


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SeriesPleasures and treasuresseries
The Physical Object
Pagination120p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20304191M

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Exclusive to the British Museum, and part of the Objects in Focus range of books, a guide to the Lewis Chessmen. This lively book considers the various fascinating stories which have evolved to explain the ownership, concealment and discovery of the pieces whilst also placing them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular art of the middle Ages.

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Burroughs began writing it in January,and the finished story was first published in Argosy All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial in the issues for February 18 and 25 and March 4, 11, 18   The Chessmen is the third novel in the Lewis trilogy and I found it really helped that I had read the previous two novels in the series, even though this book contains some characters that do not appear in the earlier s: K.

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McLeod reconnects with Whistler, a childhood friend, who is also a suspect in the poaching incident. The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the fifth book in the Barsoom series. After Thuvia, Maid of Mars was something of a disappointment, this installment may be the best of the series.

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