Chess and Playing Cards; Catalogue of Games and Implements for Divination Exhibited by the United States National Museum in Connection with the Depart

 
9781236420701: Chess and Playing Cards; Catalogue of Games and Implements for Divination Exhibited by the United States National Museum in Connection with the Depart

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Culin, Stewart
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Stewart Culin
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Description du livre RareBooksClub. Paperback. État : New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 96 pages. Dimensions: 9.5in. x 7.3in. x 0.5in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: . . . The pieces of one row must be distinguished from those in the other. Fig. 119. CANES FOR TAB. length, 8 inches. Cairo, Egypt. Cat. No. 16896, Museum of ArchlfoloKy, University of Pennsylvania. They are called kildb, or dogs; in the singular, Kelli. The game is generally played by two persons. The four sticks consist of pieces of palm branch, about 8 inches in length, one side of which, being cut flat and smooth, is white; the other green, or, if not fresh, of a dull yellow color; the former side is commonly called white and the other black. The four sticks are thrown, all together, against a stick thrust into the ground or against a wall, or against a dis inclined against a wall. The throws count as follows: 1 white side up, called tab, or weled, child 1. 2 white sides up 2. 3 white sides up 3. 4 white sides up 4. 4 black sides up 6. A throw of 4 or 6 entitles the player to throw again. 1 The name of the board in this game, seegd, , appears to be an Arabacized form of the Indian word mj, teak. according to native lexicographers it is applied to wood, black and heavy and made in pieces of oblong form or squared, brought from India. In the sense of board it was originally applied to the tablet made of sqj wood. The name given to the men, dogs, is the same as that applied to the men in the game of Kawade kelia (No. 37) in Ceylon. These facts would seem to Fig. 121. CANES FOB GAME. Length, 8i inches. Singapore, Straits Settlements. Cat. No. 115222, IT. S. N. M. indicate an Asiatic origin for the game of Tab. According to Dr. Hyde it was known to the Persians under the name of Bazi kamish, that is, the Eeed game. The following game, No. 5, from Singapore, affords an illustration of its wide distrib. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9781236420701

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