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Lot 3: The Adventures Of Ajeeb, the Wonderful Chess Automaton. 24 pages. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, few nicks at edges. With chromolithographed trade card for an exhibition of the automaton at the Eden Musee in 1886 (several strong creases slightly

Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 29, 1998

New York, NY, USA

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Description: The Adventures Of Ajeeb, the Wonderful Chess Automaton. 24 pages. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, few nicks at edges. With chromolithographed trade card for an exhibition of the automaton at the Eden Musee in 1886 (several strong creases slightly affect image), and a small letterpress flyer announcing an Ajeeb demonstration on the Steel Pier at Atlantic City (circa 1935 New York, circa 1885 E400-600 Unusual grouping of materials related to the automaton who played chess or checkers, supposedly victorious every time. The automaton was a feature for years at the Eden Musee in New York City. Accompanied by Modern facsimile reproductions of the 3 pieces, each limited to 300 copies. [See Frontispiece]

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