The History of Chess: From the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in India Till the Period of Its Establishment in Western and Central Europe
W. H. Allen & Company, 1860 - Chess - 312 pages
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B. On Greek and Roman Chess , by Herbert Coleridge , Esq . xvii C. Description of Dr. Lee's two Arabic MSS . on Chess , by Mr. Bland . xxxiv D. " Chess among the Irish , " with comments , & c . , by D. Forbes xl E. " Chess among the ...
In the first place , the Greeks had a rude and primitive game played on a board , by means of pebbles , called ... a series of valuable papers on " Greek and Roman Chess " appeared in The Chess Player's Chronicle , for the months of ...
Now it is well known that the poem alluded to has nothing whatever to do with Chess ; and this is the way by which errors arise and spread . 2 " An Inquiry into the ancient Greek game supposed to have been invented by Palamedes ...
Here again we find an excellent reason why ships are admitted into the game , as being matters of the utmost importance in such an expedition as this , which bears no remote resemblance to that of the Greeks against Troy .
... be thoroughly examined hereafter ; at present it is enough to say that the anonymous writer , by the Greek game , which is altogether visionary , undoubtedly meant the Chaturanga , of which the Muhammadan writers had never heard .
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This is a lovely 1860 book with a normal chess diagram on the back hard cover and the chaturanga 4 team diagram on the front.The coloured chaturanga layout next to the title page has a yellow set in the top LH, a black set in the top RH, a green set in the bottom LH and a red set on the bottom RH. If you buy a later edition it will not have the coloured diagram and it will be difficult to work out play from page 16 onwards.There is a good black & white chaturanga diagram on page 39 which will help.
The book has all the creation histories and p.15 where Forbes suggests the game was from India 3000 years before our era resulted in some contrary views. It has 60 pages of Appendices and covers all viewpoints to 1860 thoroughly. He believed India to be the birthplace of chess but gives much information on Chinese chess which became topical when David Li's book'The Genealogy of Chess' appeared in 1998. Most historians still think the game came from India but Mr. Li makes a strong case for China.
The 1860 copy has 18 chapters and 6 Appendices in its 372 pages and is on good paper, well printed with large lettering.Forbes (1798-1868) was a Scots Professor of Oriental Languages at Kings College London..Bob Meadley
This is a very informative book and provides great insight into how chess came to be.
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