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Wahl, Günther. Der Geist und die Geschichte...1798.
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Wahl, Günther. Der Geist und die Geschichte...1798.

des Schach - Spiels bei den Indern, Persern, Arabern, Türken, Sinesen und übrigen Morgenländern, Deutschen und andern Europäern. Halle, Curt, 1798. With 1 folded copper plate and some diagrams in text. XVI, 419 pages. L/N 183. van der Linde I, 72. Schmid p. 352f.

One of the first representations of chess history in German. The different sections cover, among other things: the concept of chess; old documents from the game of chess; writings of the Orientals and Europeans; the invention of chess; Representations of the chessboard and the pieces as well as their position, arrangement and movement; the rules. At the back there are representations of chess among the Persians, Indians, Chinese and Europeans. Great emphasis is placed on the representation of the Asian game of chess.

Condition: Crack inside at gutter. Binding loose. Paper yellowed with a few spots. 

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