An inquiry into the antient Greek game, supposed to have been invented by Palamedes, antecedent to the siege of Troy : with reasons for believing the same to have been known from remote antiquity in China, and progressively improved into the Chinese, Indian, Persian, and European chess ; also, two dissertations, I. On the Athenian Skirophoria, II. On the Mystical meaning of the bough and umbrella, in the Skiran rites.

Author
Christie, James, 1773-1831 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : T. Becket, 1801.
Description
xvi, 169 p., iv, [1] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm.

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  • Published anonymously. By James Christie. Cf. Dict. nat. biog.
  • Three of the illustrations are by Henry Tresham. Cf. Pref.
  • Special illustrated title pages for parts of the main work read: [p. 1] Of the antient games of skill. Of the [petteía, triódion], and ludus latrunculorum; [p. 27] Of the mixed games of chance and skill. Of the alveus and [plinthíon]; [p. 53] Of the Chinese, Indian, Persian, and European Chess. Of the [petteía], as known among the Chinese.
  • "Appendix" contains: Of the Scythian rites (p. 89-95); A dissertation upon the Athenian Skirophoria ... (p. [97]-122); A second dissertation upon the mystical signification of the bough and the umbrella ... (p. [123]-169, including "Postscript": Of the religion of the Pelasgi)
LCCN
82465497 //r83
OCLC
8784858
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