Bone 'Barleycorn' Chess Set

Bone 'Barleycorn' Chess Set

Bone 'Barleycorn' Chess Set

The replacement King is not a match, but it is a fit, easily ignored in play.

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The box is an old entomological specimen case, unexpectedly free after an attack of museum beetle. It is an irony that the greatest threat to the survival of a collection of insects is another insect.

Chess Quotes

"To play with correctness and skill the ends of games, is an important but a very rare accomplishment, expect among the magnates of the game."
— Howard STAUNTON, The Chess-Players' Handbook 1847 (Plus ca change...)