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GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM.  Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans, and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, and Magic Squares. by  Edward.: FALKENER - First Edition - 1892 - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 35656)

GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM. Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans, and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, and Magic Squares.

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GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM. Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans, and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, and Magic Squares.

by FALKENER, Edward.:

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London, Longmans, Green and Co., and New York, 1892.. FIRST EDITION 1892, 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, 11 mounted albumen photographs including portrait of the author, plus a further 7 plates (3 with colour) and numerous illustrations in the text, pages: iv, 1-366, [2], bound in the original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt lettering and gilt portrait of Queen Hatasu on upper cover, gilt vignette to lower cover, captioned Ludus Latrunculorum, gilt rules and lettering to spine with tiny gilt vignette, original black endpapers, loose advert still present. Slight rubbing to binding, foot of spine bumped, slight lean, small patch of pale browning to blank endpapers, small pale brown spot underneath the portrait and preceding page, fore-edge and lower edge foxed, no inscriptions. A very good bright, tight clean copy in the original gilt decorated cloth. Games described include those of the ancient Egyptians and Romans, Chaturanga, Indian chess, including forms of the game of chess played by the Chinese, Turkish, Japanese and Burmese, Draughts, Backgammon and Magic Squares with numerous variations. The 10 mounted photographs depict game boards, and a stone head of the Egyptian Queen Hatasu. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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Bookseller
Roger Middleton GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
35656
Title
GAMES ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL AND HOW TO PLAY THEM. Being the Games of the Ancient Egyptians, the Hiera Gramme of the Greeks, the Ludus Latrunculorum of the Romans, and the Oriental Games of Chess, Draughts, Backgammon, and Magic Squares.
Author
FALKENER, Edward.:
Format/binding
Original publisher's cloth
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
London, Longmans, Green and Co., and New York, 1892.
Date published
1892
Keywords
chess Ancient egyptians Romans Chess Chaturanga Chinese Japanese Burma Burmese Chess Tamerlane Draughts Backgammon magic squares oriental games ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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Roger Middleton

We have been established booksellers for 42 years. We are a postal business only (strictly no callers). We are long-standing members of the P.B.F.A. the largest trade association for antiquarian booksellers in the UK. We wrap all our parcels in new materials and all our books are insured at our expense. Books may be returned if wrongly described, all costs will be met by us. ****PLEASE NOTE: POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED AT COST, MEANING THAT POSTAGE WILL BE REDUCED ON PARCELS WEIGHING UNDER 1 KILO, AND IT WILL BE INCREASED ON MOST PARCELS WEIGHING MORE THAN 1 KILO****

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