The Irish Invented Chess!

By: Nugent Brian

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Hardback Edition ISBN: 9780955681271. "The Hardback Edition contains a final chapter not present in the first paperback edition." . FINE milk chocolate coloured cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers' glossy pictorial dust jacket. AS NEW. Looks unread. IMMACULATE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 12 pp. A few b/w illustrations/chess diagrams but mainly unillustrated. The dust jacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. "For over three centuries a controversy has raged as to the exact origins of 'fidhchell' - in modern Irish 'ficheall' - or Irish chess, a game played in Ireland from biblical times. This book argues that that game of 'fidhchell', or 'brannaimh', was recognisably our modern chess. It also raises disturbing questions about the real history surrounding the Lewis Chess find." . The HARDBACK edition seems to be very scarce. This book came from the Chess collection of the late John Bradley, Irish archaeologist, Scholar, Medievalist, Author and more, and member of Kilkenny Chess Club. He was on the team that won the Armstrong Cup in 2011 and represented Ireland at two European finals, etc. GIFT Quality. See Images ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall

Title: The Irish Invented Chess!

Author Name: Nugent Brian

Categories: Sport & Games/Chess,

Edition: 1st Hardback Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Bodmin and Kings Lynn, MPG Books Group: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 114593

Keywords: The Irish Invented Chess! By Brian Nugent. HARDBACK This Book Came From The Chess Collection Of The Late John Bradley, Irish Archaeologist, Scholar, Medievalist, Author And More, And Member Of Kilkenny Chess Club. For over three centuries a controversy has raged as to the exact origins of 'fidhchell' - in modern Irish 'ficheall' - or Irish chess, a game played in Ireland from biblical times. This book argues that that game of fidhchell, or brannaimh, was recognisably our modern chess. It also raises disturbing questions about the real history surrounding the Lewis Chess find.