||Libros del Axedrez, Dados et Tablas,
written by Alfonso X the Wise. Facsimile edition of the ms. T.I.6 of
the library of El Escorial (Madrid), performed in co-operation with
Vicent García Editores, S.A. Valence (Spain) and Ediciones Poniente y
Centro de Arte, S.A., Madrid (Spain) and consisting of two volumes.
The first volume is a faithful reproduction in full colour (with gold)
of the 13th century Alfonsian codex, integrated by 98
sheets of parchment of 29 x 42 cm, bound in leather stamped with the
grill symbol from El Escorial and illuminated with 150 miniatures
occuping the upper third of each page. The second volume has the same
format and 400 pages and contains studies on the historic, critic,
artistic and chess aspects of the manuscript by Luis Vázquez de Parga,
Ana Domínguez and Ricardo Calvo, along with the text transcription
commented by Metchild Crombach. Its purchasable edition is limited to
2,000 numbered, authenticated, unique copies.
By the same author: Lapidario, Cantigas de Santa María (I), manuscript
of El Escorial, Cantigas de Santa María (II), manuscript of Florence.