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



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.


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