Edges and boards have light shelfwear. Pages tight and clean. DJ not clipped. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 181 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1971. ISBN: 0. Under the hot sun of Central Italy the inhabitants of ""Gardens One to Five"" move about as pieces on a massive chess board, pawns of unseen players who have placed them in a variety of isolated environments to observe their behavior. The purpose of the first garden is to maintain peace, and towards that end its two residents remain at opposite sides, safe in their belief that without communication there can be no conflict.