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This book tracks the history of Kempelen's legendary "automaton" chess player. A great read, well illustrated and indexed, a must for magic history fans. First edition hardback, rarer UK edition.


Condition: Good, some minor general wear and foxing to endpapers and page edges. 


Binding: Hardback

Year:  2002

Publisher: Allen Lane

Pages: 272

Dimensions (to nearest cm): 20 X 14cm

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