De ludo scachorum
In addition to the numbered, certified limited edition, the Aboca Museum presents its facsimile De Ludo Scachorum, made of artificial leather, this enabling the public to own their own copy of this wonderful work.
The facsimile measures 12 x 16 cm., and was made using special laid paper: the cover is in artificial leather, embossed so as to resemble the original. This copy of the original is presented in an elegant protective case (the case include the notes to the original).
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION FACSIMILE FOR PROFESSIONAL USE
Size cm. 11,5x16
Within the context of the undoubtedly extensive literature on this sector, the essay Luca Pacioli’s Chess is worthy of being included amongst the most innovative, thanks to the unpublished nature of the manuscript De Ludo Scachorum, (Coronini Cronberg Archive. Biblioteca “chess game” library, ms. mm. 160x115, cc. 48,XV sec., collocation n. 7955), on which it is based. The book critically analyzes the original work and credits authorship to the great Renaissance mathematician, a student of Piero della Francesca and close friend of Leonardo. Closely associated with the facsimile reproduction of Pacioli’s work, the book is the result of the contributions of leading experts in the chess-playing and palaeographic-linguistic areas who discuss complex subjects such as the historic profile of chess, the phases of recovery, the transcription of the manuscript, the attribution of authorship and the chess technique used by Pacioli. To the traditional rules he added those of the a la rabiosa technique. One hundred and fourteen entries, with the detailed transcription of the individual “decisions” and the resolution of chess problems, complete the contents of the book.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CRITICAL ESSAY
Size cm. 24x28,5
Paperback binding Imitlin hard cover
pp. 280, ill. 299
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION SLIPCASE
Size cm. 27,5x33x8,5
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