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Default Chessmen by Donald M. Liddell has been reprinted

Ishi Press is proud to announce the reprinting on Chessmen by Donald
M. Liddell

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891420

First published in 1937, Chessmen is a picture book of old and ancient
chess pieces and recounts the history of chess through discoveries of
chess pieces.

Ishi Press was able to obtain the services of Frank Camaratta, the
world's leading authority on old chess pieces, who wrote a foreword,
bringing our knowledge of the subject up-to-date, and who also
supplied the color photos of historic chess pieces for the front and
back covers, from The House of Staunton.

The author, Donald M. Liddell, begins with the evolution of the
chessmen and traces their evolution as the game spread throughout the
known World. A short introduction to chessmen from the earliest times
is followed by chapters on the impact of Geography, Religion and
politics on the design of the chessmen. In these pages, the reader
will find fascinating photographs and sketches of the earliest known
chessmen. The section on Chess in Art and Archeology by the late
collector and accomplished Architect John F. Harbeson of Philadelphia
will be of particular interest to the reader. His observation in is
opening sentence: All forms of art, all manifestations of the creative
impulse, record the life of the civilization which produced them, is
very revealing and goes directly to the heart of this work. A chapter
on famous Collectors and designers of chessmen, as well as sets owned
by significant historical figures, such as Napoleon Bonaparte, along
with some amusing anecdotes, makes for some light but interesting
reading. There are even the scores of two games allegedly played by
Napoleon. There are sections devoted to the crafting of chessmen in
various media, including ceramics, metal, bone, ivory and wood. Some
famous resorts, such as the Café de la Régence, are visited and their
relevance to chess history explored. Interestingly, the oldest chess
club in the United States seems to be the New York Chess Club which
held its meetings at the Old City Hall in 1801, and the Athenaeum in
Philadelphia, which still houses some of the chess artifacts from
those early days.

ISBN 0-923891-42-0 978-0-923891-42-8

Sam Sloan
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