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Only slight edge wear, some scuffing of spine. ; This was published to honour the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of Edmonton Chinese Chess Association. The book is printed in English and Chinese with glossy card covers and glossy pages. There are many advertisements. Also included are many photos of the members of the association and group photos from recent competitions. A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 126 pages; From the introduction - "The game of Chinese chess, known as elephant chess, is played by Chinese the world over... There is some evidence that it was imported from India in the second half of the first century A.D. It was reported that in A.D. 839 the Prime Minister of the Tang dynasty (618-907) added two extra pieces called 'cannon' to the game. By the end of the 11th century, the game had evolved into the form that exists today."