Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

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Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:10 pm

Does anybody know if this is the same book as originally published in Polish under the title "Z Szachami Przez Wieki I Kraje"? I don't know if I am being misled by their apparently sharing a cover image (in one edition at any rate).
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Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

Post by Richard James » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:09 pm

From my copy:

Original title: Z SZACHAMI PRZEZ WIEKI I KRAJE
Copyright by "Sport i Turystyka" Warszawa
Chapter "Chess in Britain" by B.H. Wood

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First published in 1960 in Polish by "Sport i Turystyka"

English text edited by B.H. Wood

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Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:49 pm

Thanks very much. How odd - I just picked up a copy in Czech and it's not really a history of chess, nor do the Czech or Polish titles seem to claim otherwise.
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Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

Post by Gordon Cadden » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:10 pm

This "History of Chess" should have been the copyright of Jerzy Gyzycki. Baruch H Wood translated the book into English, and claimed that it was his history. A huge tome, but lacking quality of content.

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Re: Jerzy Gyžycki - A History Of Chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 pm

Gordon Cadden wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:10 pm
This "History of Chess" should have been the copyright of Jerzy Gyzycki. Baruch H Wood translated the book into English, and claimed that it was his history.
Curious, tell me more. Does he say this somewhere in the English edition? What does he say about Gyžycki's part in it?

Gordon Cadden wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:10 pm
A huge tome, but lacking quality of content.
Loads of interesting stuff though.
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