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Item 803 - Jose Raul Capablanca Catalog 543 (Jan 2019)

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World-champion Cuban chess player (1888-1942) considered one of the greatest of all time Signed book: The World's Championship Chess Match Played at Havana Between Jose Raul Capablanca and Dr. Emanuel Lasker. Privately printed in a limited edition of 600 copies, 1921. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 39 pages. Neatly signed and inscribed on a free end page in ink in Spanish, "Al Dr. R. Guiral de su…amigo, J. R. Capablanca, Habana, Dic. 13/921." In very good to fine condition, with three areas of surface loss along the right edge of the signed page, and heavy wear and dampstaining to the covers. Capablanca famously defeated Lasker in the 1921 world championship, which took place during his eight-year undefeated streak. An impressive and desirable signed volume.

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