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Dr Roget’s Economic Chess-Board, 1847-50

  • Dr Roget’s Economic Chess-Board, 1847-50
  • Dr Roget’s Economic Chess-Board, 1847-50
  • Dr Roget’s Economic Chess-Board, 1847-50
  • Dr Roget’s Economic Chess-Board, 1847-50

Dr Roget’s Economic Chess-Board, 1847-50

“The Economic Chess-Board...being a chess board provided with a complete set of Chess-Men, Adapted for playing Games in Carriages or out of Doors, and for folding up and carrying in the Pocket, without disturbing the Game...Invented by P. M. Roget, M. D...and registered according to the act of Parliament, November 10th, 1845”, London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans; folding pocket chess board of glazed paper over card stock and red-brown cloth, gilt titles, inside a complete set of slip-in elliptical chess pieces in red and dark blue printed card, together with further chess pieces to the reserve, in an oil cloth slipcase with paper label. Rare.

Dimensions: 15cm x 10cm. 

Stock Reference: MM 1484

Reference: Michael Mark “Early English Pocket Chess Sets”, The Chess Collector, volume 2, October 1990, No. 1 page 12.

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