Scacchia ludus: a Poem on the Game of chess

Author: Vida, Marco Girolamo [Bishop of Alba] (c1485-1566)

Publisher: printed by S Powell, for the author

Location: Dublin

Year: 1750

$850.00


Description:

vi+95 pages with one diagram. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated into English verse by the Rev. Samuel Pullein. (Whyld and Ravillous 1750:4)

Parallel Latin and English texts. Royal Dublin Society award for the "Best book written and printed in Ireland" for 1750.


Condition:

Rebound, the chess collector Manfred Mittelbach stamp to front end paper, title with some edge wear else a very good copy.