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1855: Scarce pamphlet on chess

Forbes, Duncan Observations on the origin and progress of Chess, containing a brief account of the theory and practice of the Chaturanga, the primaeval game of the Hindus, also of the Shatranj, the mediaeval game of the Persians and Arabs. London: Sercombe and Jack 1855
First edition pp.50. Disbound from a volume of pamphlets. Title page waterstained. Otherwise a very good copy. Presentation inscription "Major Goldsmid, with best wishes, from the author".

Major Goldsmid, later Sir Frederic John Goldsmid, served extensively in India and Persia and interpreted Arabic and Persian as well as Hindustani.