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Forbes, Duncan. The history of chess,
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Current price : €446,10
Starting bid: €15,00
# of bids: 21
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Location: Sweden
Started: 2018-03-01 01:00:00
Ended: 2018-03-10 19:10:00
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Forbes, Duncan. The history of chess,

The history of chess, from the time of the early invention of the game in India, till the period of its establishment in Western und Central Europe. London (Allen) 1860. With a colored diagram, 3 folded boards and a few diagrams in text. VIII, 312 pages, LX pages. Publishers original binding with gilt decor on cover and spine. L/N 211. Betts 5 - 3. Aucta 363.

Rare publication of the history of chess from the origin of the chess game to its introduction in Western and Central Europe. The author was a professor of Oriental languages in London. In this edition he gives an overview of the early history of the game, deals with Tschaturanga, Shatranj and their oriental variations as well as the medieval game in Arabia and Europe. 

Condition: Some wear on spine. Paper yellowed. Bumped on corners and edges. Exlibris Enevoldsen. Minor cracks and spots inside. From smokers household.

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