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Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum


Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
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  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum
  • Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum

An allegorical socio-political treatise modelled on the figures of chess.

A curious treatise on the game of chess whose original is in the Spanish National Library (Vit. 25 - 6)

The manuscript begins with the origins of chess and is about the figures of chess as an allegory of two kingdoms in conflict, and even how the movement of the figures represents the righteous deeds and praiseworthy.

100 pages of 175 x 115 mm.

It has its origin in the celebrated Bohemian Circle, whose centre was in Prague, reaching its apogee during the reign of King Wenceslas IV, one of the great aristocratic bibliophiles of Europe.

Elegant script in Gothic minuscules and sumptuous miniatures in gloriously coloured gold leaf, depicting court scenes as well as games and fights, all with moralizing intent.

Hand-crafted leather binding and a walnut-wood showcase-type box. Accompanied by a volume of studies.

Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.


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