Zur Schach-Akademie in Achdorf bei Landshut und vom Sailerschen-Kreis (To the chess academy in Achdorf near Landshut and from the Sailerschen circle)

Siegfried Schönle - Zur Schach-Akademie in Achdorf bei Landshut und vom "Sailerschen-Kreis" - Cover
Siegfried Schönle - Zur Schach-Akademie in Achdorf bei Landshut und vom "Sailerschen-Kreis" - Cover

On two chess scenes of the early 19th century:

A chess academy in Achdorf near Landshut by professors from the Landshut University (1800-1826), later the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Attached to the first part is a facsimile of Prof. Mall's witty and ironic speech at the end of the chess academy entitled Zweiter Jahresbericht über die Ereignisse in der Schach-Akademie auf dem Zollhause zu Achdorf im Jahre 1814/15 erstattet bei dem Schach-Soupée am 27. Februar 1815. This report, I could only prove 3 printed originals, gives an insight into the social background of the members of the chess academy and their chess meetings in the former customs house.

In the second part, the lifelong enjoyment of chess by the later Bishop of Regensburg, Johann Michael Sailer (1751-1832), is discussed. He was friends with Johann Caspar Lavater, among others, who also discussed the chess automaton on his trip to Copenhagen in the summer of 1793. Accompanying is described J.M. Sailer, Professor of Theology, through the theological and historical conflicts triggered by the Napoleonic Wars, within and outside of the professorships in Dillingen, Ingolstadt, Landshut and Regensburg in the early 19th century.

Schoenle, Siegfried
Zur Schach-Akademie in Achdorf bei Landshut und vom Sailerschen-Kreis

Publisher: The Löberitz Chess Museum under the sponsorship of the Schachgemeinschaft 1871 Löberitz e.V.
Kassel / Löberitz, 1st edition. 2022 (30 copies): Chess Museum Löberitz.
42 pages, with numerous Fig. / facsimiles

Keywords: Löberitz Museum / Illustration / Customs House / Photos / Johannes Kohtz / Braunschweig Chess Club / Prof. Sailer / Moll / Zimmer u.a. / Bishop Johann Michael Sailer / Second Annual Report

With a foreword by Konrad Reiss
Typesetting and layout by Konrad Reiss
staple
German language

The brochure can be obtained for EUR 16 + postage from Siegfried Schönle . The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the museum in Löberitz!

Siegfried. Schönle / October 2022

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