Fred Barlow - Mental Prodigies: An enquiry into the faculties of arithmetical, chess, and musical prodigies, famous memorizers, precocious children and the like, with numerous examples of "lightning" calculations and mental magic
London: Hutchinson's Scientific and Technical Publications, 1952 (first published in 1951). Hardcover. 8vo. Blue boards with gold lettering. Previous owner inscription to the upper edge of the front end-page. 256pp. Fair condition. Minor separation of the text-block from the spine. The spine is very slightly rolled. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, end-papers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. The dust jacket is not price-clipped and is in fair condition. Light sun-fading to the spine. Edge-wear to the perimeter of the dust jacket. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to all faces of the dust jacket. Some chipping to the upper/lower dust jacket spine. Some wear and chipping to corners and hinges.
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