El Ingenio ó Juego de Marro, de Punta ó Damas (de Antonio de Torquemada, 1547)

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The book you see before you is thelost book of Antonio de Torquemada of 1547, because the academic world issaying that he wrote the first book of draughts in Spain. The majority ofauthors indicate that the book was lost and others state that the book was lostduring a fire in the library of the University of Valencia in 1812. Accordingto data available at this time the first draughts book written in Valencia in1547 was titled El Ingenio o juego de marro, de punta o Damas. This is indicatedby Nicolao Antonio, Bibliotheca Hispana Vetus, 1696 Volume I, page 165. I amable to write about this draughts book, because I came to possession of a copyof this book. The cost was rather high, but it was worthwhile to fly toAmsterdam in 1988 to obtain this copy, of which the original is now in unknown handsin Madrid. The positions of the diagrams, letters, and language that I couldreproduce here are nearly identical to the original book, thus diagrams withalmost the same nice decoration and with almost the same old Spanish lettersand the same language of the XV century. Furthermore I -reproduced the samepositions of the diagrams, thus using the white squares for the pawns andhaving the long diagonal on the right hand. The drawing of the pawns and Damaare exactly the same as appearing in the original book. This book shows myresearch of the latest 29 years with regards to this allegedly lost book.

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