New York: Viking Studio / Penguin Putnam Inc., 2000.
First Printing. Hardcover.
An examination of the pieces that make up the chess set and a study of the historical development, miniature artistry, and design of chess pieces. The book considers the function and role of each piece, the symbolism hidden in its design, and the influence of war, as well as architecture, on its iconography. The evolution of chess design over its 1000 year history, including the family Staunton set, is reviewed. The book is illustrated with examples of some of the most beautiful and famous chess sets from around the world.Item #901496
6 x 7-7/8", green paper over boards, checkerboard endpapers, 160pp, fully illustrated in color.
Rubbing to corners of boards, else fine in pictorial dust wrapper and printed overlay, in protective mylar.