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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I have adopted the admirable system propounded nearly eighty years ago , by the eminent Sir William Jones , viz : - " pronounce the vowels as in German or Italian , and the consonants , as in English .
Essay on the Chaturanga , by Sir William Jones - On the Burmha Game of Chess , & c . , by Captain Hiram Cox - Conclusion • • PAGE 106 135 164 184 199 216 238 APPENDIX . i A. Review of Mr. N. Bland's " Essay on Persian Chess , " by D.
... also an edition in 4to . by Dr. Gregory Sharpe , forming the Second Volume of Hyde's whole works . The 12mo . edition is the more correct , and is the one to which I always refer . B Sir William Jones , 1 both of Oxford , arrived I.
Sir William Jones , 1 both of Oxford , arrived at the conclusion , which I hold to be the correct one , that Chess was invented in India , and thence introduced into Persia and other Asiatic regions during the sixth century of our era .
... 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 .
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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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