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Monday, January 14, 2008
A Curious Item
Should you find yourself wandering around central London tomorrow with a spare ten thousand pounds weighing down a pocket or two, why not pop into the "The Gentleman's Library Sale" at Auctioneers Bonhams and take a punt on The Cambridge University Chess Club Board? As the Lot Details makes clear, more than one famous name features on its surround. Although judging from the number of paragraphs dedicated to him in their Lot Details - nine - of most interest to the auctioneers is "the notorious Aleister Crowley, the noted Satanist, writer, philosopher and chess player."
Meanwhile, I believe I've located one rather famous physicist...
... one year, a college and four boards away the extraordinary Sir (Philip) Stuart Milner-Barry.