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Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum (Treaty of the Game of Chess), 15th century

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The manuscript begins with the origin of the game of chess and deals with the meaning of chess figures as an allegory of two kingdoms facing each other, and even how the movement of the figures symbolizes the upright and praiseworthy works.

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Valuable treaty representative of the state of the spirit of the medieval man, decorated with delicious miniatures of brilliant color.

Original codex guarded at the National Library of Spain, sign. Vit. 25-6. Coming from the town hall of the cathedral of Toledo. XV century.

The manuscript begins with the origin of the game of chess and deals with the meaning of chess figures as an allegory of two kingdoms facing each other, and even how the movement of the figures symbolizes the upright and praiseworthy works.

Its origin is in the renowned Bohemian Circle, centered in Prague under the reign of Wenceslas IV, one of the great Bibliophile kings of Europe.

Elegant writing in tiny gothic and beautiful miniatures in golds of brilliant color, representing courtly scenes, games and combats, all with moralizing significance.

Extraordinary, very beautiful and luxurious facsimile edition of 2008. Hand-bound facsimile in dry-worked leather, nerves and gold metallic clasp, format 12.3 x 17.5 cm. 100 pages. Presented in a luxurious and elegant walnut conservation box in the form of a display case. Accompanied by volume of studies.

Limited edition to 898 numbered copies with notarial deed. Exemplary in perfect condition.

In the Tractatus de ludo scacorum “there is almost nothing concrete about it, and all the allusions that are made (to the game of chess), both to the figures and to their movements, are always related to their moral or military significance.” However, it is a very interesting book for every good bibliophile and chess player.

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