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Hyde, T. De ludis orientalibus libri duo, Historia Nerdiludi
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Hyde, Thomas. De ludis orientalibus libri duo, Historia Nerdiludii. (1694)

With a total of 3 folded copper plates, 14 text engravings and 18 woodcuts. See also L/N 173 and van der Linde, History I, 88 f.. Schmid p. 200 ff. Complete editions. 3 parts in one volume. Oxford, Sheldon, 1694.

Included are:

I. (De Ludis Orientalibus. Libri Duo ...) Mandragorias, seu Historia Shahiludii, viz. ejusdem Origo, Antiquitas, Ususque per totum Orientem ... De ludis Orientalium Libri primi ... 36 leaves (including preface and title), 184 pages.

II. Shahiludium. Traditum in tribus scriptis hebraicis, quae sunt Rabbi Abraham Abben - Ezrae elegans Poema ryhtmicum ... Omnia ex Chartis MSS jam primus deprompsit & Latinè vertit Thomas Hyde ... 2 leaves (including title), 71 pages.

III. Historia nerdiludii, hoc est dicere, Trunculorum; cum quibusdam aliis Arabum, Persarum, Indorum, Chinensium, & aliarum gentium ludis tam politicis quàm bellicis, plerumque Europae inauditis, multò minùs visis: additis omnium Nominibus in dictarum Gentium Linguis. Ubi etiam Classicorum Graecorum & Latinorum loca quaedam meliùs quàm hactenùs factum est explicantur. Item, Explicatio amplissimi Chinensium Ludi, qui eorum Politiam & modum perveniendi ad Dignitates in Aulâ Regiâ exponit, & egregio ac peramplo Schemate repraesentat. / De Ludis Orientalibus Lib. 2dus, quem horis succisivis congessit Thomas Hyde ... 8 leaves (including title), 278 pages, 2 ll. white.

First edition. Rare work or translation by the English librarian and orientalist Hyde. Today he is considered the founder of scientific chess history. In the "Historia Nerdiludii" a few well-known Arabic, Persian, Indian and Chinese dice games are presented.

Condition: Parchment with gilt text on spine. 3 parts in 1. Lacking pages 41-48 (in I) and with duplicate pages 49-56 bound in instead. 

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