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Standage, Tom. The Turk: The Life And Times Of The Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine
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Standage, Tom. The Turk: The Life And Times Of The Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine

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(029570) Standage, Tom. The Turk: The Life And Times Of The Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine. New York: Walker & Company, 2002. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. 272 pages. Fine in Fine DJ. B&W Illustrations. A Hungarian nobleman named Wolfgang von Kempelen construted a mechanical man, powered by clockwork, dressed in a Turkish costume, and capable of playing chess. His contraption was an instant success and enjoyed an illustrious career in Europe and America. ISBN: 0802713912

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