Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum

15th century. National Library of Spain.

Curious treatise on the game of chess.

Its origin lies in the renowned Bohemian Circle, with its centre in Prague, under the reign of Wenceslas IV, one of the great bibliophile kings of Europe.

Latin. Elegant script in gothic minuscule. 100 pages, 115 x 175 mm.

Beautiful miniatures with colourful golds depicting court scenes, games and battles.

Handmade leather binding and walnut conservation box in the form of a showcase. Accompanied by an important volume of studies including an interesting and innovative theory on the Egyptian origin of chess.

Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.

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