Christie - An Inquiry into the Antient Greek Game... - 1801

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An extremely rare antiquarian chess book. Only 40 copies were published. This copy is a special pre-publication run, signed by the author. This copy was formerly in the library of George Walker.

"An Inquiry Into The Antient Greek Game Supposed To Have Been Invented By Palamedes Antecedent To The Siege Of Troy; With Reasons For Believing The Same To Have Been Known From Remote Antiquity In China And Progressively Improved Into The Chinese, Indian, Persian, And European Chess. Also Two Dissertations: I. On The Athenian Skirophoria. II, On The Mystical Meaning Of The Bough And Umbrella, In The Skiran Rites." by James Christie Esq. Published in London Printed By W. Bulmer And Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's. For T. Beckett, Pall-Mall. 1801. 169pp.