THE TURK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE FAMOUS EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CHESS-PLAYING MACHINE

By: Standage, Tom

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The well-told story of the famous chess-playing automaton that was all the rage in the 18th century, playing even Napoleon.

Title: THE TURK: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE FAMOUS EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CHESS-PLAYING MACHINE

Author Name: Standage, Tom

Categories: Sciences, Politics & History, Chess,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 2002

ISBN Number: 0802713912

ISBN Number 13: 9780802713919

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in lightly spotted dust jacket

Size: 8.0 x 5.8 x 1.0 inches

Seller ID: 02549

Keywords: Automaton chess players , Kempelen, Wolfgang von, 1734-1804 Mälzel, Johann Nepomuk, 1772-1838