The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$13.13
Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.95
  • Save: $2.82 (18%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Lewis Chessmen: Unmas... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked Hardcover – January 16, 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.13
$8.90 $8.25
$13.13 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked + The Lewis Chessmen (Objects in Focus)
Price for both: $24.72

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: National Museums Of Scotland; Reprint edition (January 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905267460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905267460
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dr David H. Caldwell is Keeper of Scotland and Europe for National Museums Scotland, responsible for the eleven chessmen in Edinburgh. Mark A. Hall is History Officer at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, where he curates the archaeology collection. Dr Caroline M. Wilkinson is Senior Lecturer in Forensic anthropology at the Centre for anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 11 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By outlaw_spam on December 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've been familiar w/ the Isle of Lewis Chessmen for over 17 years & I've never found a book that has photos of EVERY piece of the find, dimensions & such great written details. I've looked at many books over the years about this cache of chessmen & this is the 1st book that is readily available for purchase & not part of a private library collection that has a photo of every piece.

There are several versions of replica chessmen available, but they all seem to use only some very common pieces & the same ones from the few manufacturers. RickofRicks on eBay (his website ancienctchess.com) has the broadest replication of pieces I've been able to find; he also has some great information about the process of how different companies have replicated pieces & ideas on why so many pieces have not been done.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory R. Glau on June 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Lots of good information and background and history on the Lewis chess pieces. I got the Kindle version, which was fine. Note that this book focuses on the pieces in the Scottish Museum (rather than the British Museum).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alden J. Butler on July 5, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I never realized the number of some of the pieces. This book has enough for me to confidently create a set for myself without being concerned of only having one option.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By B. Lopez on July 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Nice read, nice addition to chess literature collection!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a most readable and interesting book of the Lewis Chessmen. It has a great section of description of the chessmen and this kindle edition is marvellous because one can magnify details of the chess pieces.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Flipped thru the pages to make sure it was new and not damaged yet, perfect condition. Looks like it has good pictures of the chessmen along with a bit of history about them. I tried reading it and found it too dull, but it was on my sister's wishlist, and I'm sure she'll love it come xmas.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again