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

Jon's main chess page

I've managed to acquire a third copy of Christie's very rare book from 1801. Only 40 copies were published.

"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.