Author: Marcus Aurelius Severino "Severinus" (1580-1656)
Publisher: a spese d'Antonio Bulifon
3 sheets (including title)+120 pages with 1 copper engraving portrait of the author, 1 title vignette and 1 text copper. 3 sheets (including title) bound with . Dell'Antica pettia overo the Palamede not è stato l'inventor degli Scacchi. Trattato ... Nel quale si dà piena contezza non solo de 'Scacchi, ma di più Giuochi degli Antichi, non men dilettevoli, che necesssarii all'intelligenza di moltiluoghi di Greci & Latini Scrittori 5 leaves (including title),+82 pages with 1 title vignette (1 copper engraving portrait of the author is missing). Quarto (8 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in full brown leather with five raised spine bands and red label in gilt lettering and decorative gilt with narrow ruled edges go cover with marbled end papers. From the Lothar Schmid chess book collection. (Linde - n. 4147; van der Linde I, hatchet. 33; see Schmid 314; Massmann S. 171.12; Chicco - Sanvito 805) First editions.
Marcus Aurelius Severino (born in Tarsia - died of the plague in Naples) was a philosopher, doctor and surgeon in Naples. He was the author of a number of works on medicine. and this work on chess. "The author tries to show that the game of chess contains moral, political, economic and especially military regulations, but does not mention the cessoles at all." (van der Linde).
Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (10 May 1928 – 18 May 2013) was a German chess grandmaster. He was born in Radebeul near Dresden into a family who were the co-owners of the Karl May Press, which published the German Karl May adventure novels. He was best known as the chief arbiter at several World Chess Championship matches, in particular the 1972 encounter between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky at Reykjavic. He was also an avid collector of chess books and paraphernalia. It was reputed that he owned the largest known private chess library in the world, as well as a renowned collection of chess art, chess boards and chess pieces from around the globe.
Lothar Schmid's label to front paste down. Both parts slightly browned and stained inside due to the paper, partly stronger, partly with margins and with a few notes by an old hand. Up to page 14 in the first part in the upper corner with worm marks and defects in the white margin. 2 sheets with a longer tear. Pagination in the second part jumps. The cover is little bumped Very go good rare Editions.