Auction 72 Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Holy Land Maps & Fine Art
Mar 17, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 79:

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Joseph Sossnitz. Sechok HaSchach [“The Game of Chess.”]

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Joseph Sossnitz. Sechok HaSchach [“The Game of Chess.”]

FIRST EDITION . With foldout chess-board and chess-pieces. ff. 8, 102, (2). Ex-library, browned, foldout taped. Contemporary boards. 12mo.

Vilna: 1879.

Containing both instructions and master games, this is one of the earliest practical chess manuals in Hebrew. The Grandmaster Akiva Rubinstein is said to have gained the rudiments of chess from this book.
     The rare inserted foldout board and pieces was issued to be cut out for the "student who cannot afford to buy actual chess pieces"

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