Steiner, George,: The Sporting Scene: White Knights of Reykjavik
Book Number: 0105340
Faber & Faber, London, 1972. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. last blank and acknowledgements. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper showing Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and FAQ strip. In 1972 Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky met in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, ostensibly to play chess. But, as the front panel blurb states, the game "... involved more than chess. It was a drama of nerves, diplomacy, national obsessions and life-styles. George Steiner was in Reykjavík."; this is his memoir of that time. Foxing to the back strip edges, top book edge and to the text block edges. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with sunning also present. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7ľ" - 9ľ" tall. , 5 - 67,  pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Chess; Cold War ; Journalism ; Iceland; 1970s; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0571103626. ISBN/EAN: 9780571103621. Inventory No: 0105340.