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Benjamin Franklin and chess in early America.

Ralph Hagedorn

Benjamin Franklin and chess in early America.

by Ralph Hagedorn

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chess.,
  • Chess -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    GenreBibliography.
    ContributionsFranklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1323 .H3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination92 p.
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6225736M
    LC Control Number57011987
    OCLC/WorldCa492948

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Benjamin Franklin and chess in early America by Ralph Hagedorn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Benjamin Franklin - B orn the son of a Boston candle-maker, Benjamin Franklin grew into the symbolic role of the archetypical American. He was, indeed, a blend of Poor Richard and Leonard da Vinci.

A writer, invent or, scientist, social engineer, musician, philosopher, economist, diplomat and revolutionary, Franklin helped shape the American colonies' destiny.

For a publishing history of the bagatelle see Ralph Hagedorn, Benjamin Franklin and Chess in Early America (Philadelphia, ) pp.

21–7, 83–4; Richard E. Amacher, Franklin’s Wit & Folly (New Brunswick, ), pp. – Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSA FRSE (Janu [O.S.

January 6, ] – Ap ) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Children: William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin.

This volume reproduces Franklin's celebrated essay and includes an analysis of everything Franklin ever had to say about chess. The second part of the book contains an extensive bibliography of chess in America to the year The two sections of the volume combine to form an essential sourcebook for the historian of American chess.

Benjamin Franklin and Chess in Early America A Review of the Literature Ralph K. Hagedorn. 96 pages | 5 1/2 x 9 | 7 illus. Ebook | ISBN | Buy from De Gruyter $ | € | £ This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.

An Anniversary Collection volume. Benjamin Franklin and chess in early America. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ralph K. Benjamin Franklin, born in Boston and raised in Philadelphia, is a famous and beloved American founding father, scientist, author, and statesman.

He was also a capable chess player who wrote of competing as early as During his time as ambassador to France in the s and s, he frequented various Parisian locales looking for.

Franklin visited the Café de la Regence in with the intention of having Philidor autograph his copy of Philidor’s book on chess. The café proprietor was Jacques Labar. Franklin’s grandson, William Franklin (), said chess was Benjamin Franklin’s favorite amusement, and one of his best papers is written on that subject.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Benjamin Franklin and Chess in Early America: A Review of the Literature at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5. Ralph Hagedorn, author of Benjamin Franklin and Chess in Early America, suggests, "The French book was probably an edition of Philador The English book may have been a copy of Stamma that Franklin finally received, or any of the numerous British books published prior to this date" (31).

"The Morals of Chess" is an essay on chess by the American intellectual Benjamin Franklin, which was first published in the Columbian Magazine in December Franklin, who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, played chess from at least Founding of the United States: Join, or Die.

As far as we know, chess in America began with Benjamin Franklin. In the year was played the first game of American chess to which we can affix a date. At that time Franklin, then twenty-eight years of age, and a resident of Philadelphia, commenced the study of the Italian language, in company with a friend, whose name it is now impossible.

popularizers, and players of chess in America. FRANKLIN WAS AMONG THE FIRST AMERICAN CHESS PLAYERS: Among his many other “firsts,” Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the earliest chess player in the future United States who can be identified by name.

He was playing chess at least by around ,File Size: KB. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S CHESS SET. Franklin's love of chess is well known (see here).Franklin admired the French, and, along with many other famous chess players, frequented the famous Café de la Régence chess club in set, unsurprisingly, was in the French Régence style.

In Franklin's time, the styling of the Régence differed slightly from the styling seen today> Changes to that. Benjamin Franklin and Chess in Early America: a Review of the Literature. [Ralph K Hagedorn] Frontmatter --Preface --Contents --Illustrations --Benjamin Franklin's "The Morals of Chess" --A Commentary on Franklin's Essay --Franklin on Chess --Chess in America to A Bibliography --Appendix: Responsibility: Ralph K.

Hagedorn. An excellent start-to-finish biography, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life begins by touching on his childhood as best as it can considering the lack of material to work with. After that, Isaacson takes the reader through a more detailed account of Franklin's early entrepreneurial life, through his many inventions, and into his later statesmen days.4/5.

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era.

Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Benjamin Franklin and Lady Howe playing chess by Edward H. May, (Wikimedia Commons) Benjamin Franklin made two missions to London prior to the Revolution; the first from tothe second from to Author: Bob Ruppert.

Matthews, Brander, ed. (–). The Oxford Book of American Essays. III. Dialogue Between Franklin and the Gout Benjamin Franklin (–). Page. Portrait of Franklin. vii. Pages 1 and 4 of The Pennsylvania Gazette, Number XL, the first number after Franklin took control.

xxi. First page of The New England Courant of December33 "I was employed to carry the papers thro' the streets to the customers" 36 "She, standing at the door, saw me, and thought I made, as I certainly did, a most awkward, ridiculous appearance".

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Januthe 15th child in a family of 17 children. His father was a candle maker and soap-boiler. Intending to make a clergyman of Benjamin, he sent him, at the age of eight, to a grammar-school, with the purpose of fitting him for college.Statesman, scientist, inventor, publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette, author of Poor Richard's Almanac, member of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, signer of the Declaration of Independence, first U.S.

Postmaster General, American commissioner to Paris.quotes from Benjamin Franklin: 'Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.', 'Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.', and 'They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.'.