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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Since the times of those early luminaries of the South , two of our most eminent Orientalists of this country , 2 Dr. Hyde and 1 This was written shortly after the death of Professor Wilson of Edinburgh , the Author of the far famed ...
... of Chess and of Oriental languages at the same time . Hyde , for example , commits several mistakes , owing to his ignorance of Chess . Sir William Jones also fails both from his then slight acquaintance with 8 HISTORY OF CHESS .
... that not one of the four Bishops , allied or hostile , can attack any of the squares on which the three others are allowed to move ; hence we see clearly the meaning of a verse in the Latin poem given by Hyde , from a MS . of the ...
In the second volume of Hyde's work , page 68 , we have a brief account of this game , together with a figure of the board and dice , agreeing on the whole with that of Abu - l - Fazl , save that the dice are marked , one , three , six ...
... cornix frugivora , " as Hyde hath it . Suffice it to say , that the meaning attached to the word by Firdausi is evidently that of " Champion , " or " Warrior , " par excellence , and in more places than one he uses , instead of ...
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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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