History of Chess and the JewsVol. I-III, Oxford 1994-5 (49390)

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Lot Number: 49390
Title (English): History of Chess and the JewsVol. I-III
Note: Only Edition
Author: Abraham Firkowitsch; Adolf Jellinek
City: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford Academia Publishers
Publication Date: 1994-5
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only Edition, 15 pp., octavo, 206:127 mm., nice margins, age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper title, rubbed.Original cloth, no dj, 31cm, 176+70 pp, Moritz Steinschneider was a 19th century curator of the Bodleian Library. Plus appendix of Hebrew texts. With facsimiles.


Detail Description

Keats, Victor Three Volume History of Chess and the Jews - Chess Jews and History, Chess its Origins and Chess Among the Jews 

Chess, Jews and History: Volume I.
Original cloth, no dj, 31cm, 396+3 pp, excellent condition. The book brings together writings from all periods which have a bearing on Chess and constitutes a stand-alone review of the whole history. It is illustrated with 100 reproductions, book plates, Hebrew and Arabic texts, Chess pieces, Chess problems and maps. With a foreward by Chimen Abramsky.
Chess: Its origin. A translation with commentary of the Latin and the Hebrew in Thomas Hydes 'De Ludis Orientalibus' (Oxford, 1694). Vol. II.
Original cloth, no dj, 31cm, 337 pp, excellent condition. This translation with commentary of Latin and Hebrew texts takes the most seminal early work published by Thomas Hyde, chief librarian of the Bodleian Library in 1694. Hyde translated Arabic and Hebrew commentaries into Latin. Victor Keats translates these into English for the first time, and illustrates from period literature and iconography. With 80 illustrations.
Chess among the Jews. A translation and explanation of the work of Moritz Steinschneider. Volume III.

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