TI6 facsimile edition of the manuscript of the Library of El Escorial (Books Games Axedrez, craps tables of Alfonso X the Wise), consisting of two volumes: the first, with the faithful reproduction full color (gold included) Codex . alfonsí thirteenth century, consisting of 100 parchment sheets of 29 x 42 cm, bound in stamped with the symbol escurialense grill and illustrated with 150 miniatures skin; and second, the same format and 400 pages, with historical-critical studies, art and chess aspects of the manuscript, made by Luis Vazquez de Parga, Ana Dominguez and Ricardo Calvo, respectively, plus the transcript of the text discussed by Mechthild Crombach .
1987 limited edition, numbered and authenticated by National Heritage. Exhausted for many years.
Both books are presented in a case dust box 31 x 43 x 9.5 cm. The complete set (fax, case studies and book-case) weighs 7.8 kgs. All in perfect condition, as new books without being used.
If you are fond of chess or table games, this codex are the roots of a game that is not only tables, but also an art, a science and, above all, a mental sport. A game that is believed to come from chaturanga originally practiced in India since the sixth century. A unique opportunity if it is also a demanding bibliophile.
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