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Table 1
Introduction
thru Chess Problem #15
Table 2
Chess Problems
#16 to #50
Table 3
Chess Problems
#51 to #89
Table 4
Appendix
Other Games

The chess-board and pieces being made, Folio 3 R.

A board being made, and pieces being turned on a simple hand-pumped bow lathe. I've worked with a hand-pumped bow lathe myself and once you have a piece of wood rounded off the work goes fairly quickly. The lathe illustrated was probably a horizontal set-up, not vertical as shown, the artist probably simply didn't know how to portray it in perspective. See the line illustration below for an example of a horizontal bow lathe with the uprights buried in the ground to hold them steady. Also see folio 73R for another example of a lathe in the Book od Games

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Medieval/Arab chess (Shatranj) from A History of Traditional Games Home Page.
The same from the Chess Variants Pages
Another history of chess explaining the developement of the rules, from Babak's Home page
Some chess-problems of Arab/Medieval chess transcribed into todays notation can be found at the Chess Variant Pages