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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On the other hand , 1 " Asiatic Researches , " London edition , 8vo . 1801 , page 189 , & c . 2 " ArchŠologia , " 4to . London , vol . xi . page 397 , & c . 3 Archeologia , " & c . , & c . , vol . xxiv . page 203 , & c . if any one were ...
This learned language , which is the key to these treasures , the Brahmans , with tenacious hands , long withheld from all those not of their own faith and caste .
The Rook on the left hand of the King , represents the Elephant ; and the Bishop represents the Ship . The King , Rook , Knight and Pawns , had then precisely the same moves and powers as they have with 16 HISTORY OF CHESS .
... and in each of the four armies let the infantry be drawn up in front . The ship shall occupy the left - hand corner ; next to it the Horse ; then the Elephant ; and lastly , the King ; the foot soldiers , as already stated ...
a player have it in his power to capture either of the hostile Elephants , it is preferable to slay that on the left hand . In order to attain those situations on the board , called the Singhāsana and the Chaturājī , the King is to be ...
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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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