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Scacchia ludus: a Poem on the Game of chess by  Marco Girolamo [Bishop of Alba] (c1485-1566) Vida - Hardcover - 1750 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: biblio109)

Scacchia ludus: a Poem on the Game of chess

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Scacchia ludus: a Poem on the Game of chess

by Vida, Marco Girolamo [Bishop of Alba] (c1485-1566)

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vi+95 pages with one diagram. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated into English verse by the Rev. Samuel Pullein. (Whyld and Ravillous 1750:4)

Parallel Latin and English texts. Royal Dublin Society award for the "Best book written and printed in Ireland" for 1750.

Marco Girolamo Vida or Marcus Hieronymus Vida was an Italian humanist, bishop and poet. Vida wrote a considerable amount of Latin poetry, both secular and sacred, in classical style, particular the style of Virgil. Among his best-known works are the didactic poem in three books, De arte poetica (On the Art of Poetry), partly inspired by Horace, and Scacchia Ludus (The Game of Chess), translated into many languages over the centuries. Both poems were first published in 1527.


Rebound, the chess collector Manfred Mittelbach blind stamp to front end paper, title with some edge wear else a very good copy.


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Scacchia ludus: a Poem on the Game of chess
Vida, Marco Girolamo [Bishop of Alba] (c1485-1566)
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Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs
Royal octavo

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