England | c. 1880
The two dummy volumes opening to reveal a tooled leather backgammon board with chess on the reverse.
The chess board is intricately inlaid with alternate squares of exquisite mother of pearl. The spines of the books with gilt foliate decoration and script 'STAUNTON ON CHESS'
Open 20” (51cm) x 17” (43cm)
Closed 17” (43cm) long x 10” (25.5.cm) wide 3” (7.5cm) high