Economic Chess Board, First Edition, 1845
An “Economic Chess Board, with a complete set of CHESS MEN, peculiarly adapted by its compact form for carrying in the pocket And for promoting the study of the most intellectual and noble of Games...Especially suited to the amateur of CHESS PROBLEMS...Invented by Dr. Roget...De La Rue & Co, London...Registered November 10th 1845...” FIRST EDITION, folding chess board, glazed paper on card stock, attractive gilt decoration to the front board, the interior with a complete set of elliptical card chess pieces printed in blue and red, 18.5cm wide (when open), 9.6cm wide (when closed), in a dark green oil-cloth slipcase.
Stock Reference Number: MM 1485
Reference: Michael Mark “Early English Pocket Chess Sets”, The Chess Collector, volume 2, October 1990, No. 1 page 12.
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