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Chess master Philidor, 1790  

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Analysis of the Game of Chess... To which is added, several parties, played by the author blindfolded, against three adversaries

Philidor, François-André Danican


Printed for P. Elmsly



2 volumes bound in 1. viii, 223; [4], 183 pp. (8vo) 20.7x12 cm (8¼x4¾"), period calf, spine ruled in gilt, morocco lettering pieces. A New Edition, improved and greatly enlarged.

One of the great  books on chess strategy, the moves described with explanatory notes. François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795), a French composer, was regarded as the finest chess player of his age. This copy includes the subscriber list and the abbreviations, which are sometimes lacking. Bookplate of G.W.F. Gregor, sometime Esquire of Cornwall, and lord of the manor at Trewarthenick House. 

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Some scuffing to spine and cover edges, other shelf wear, joints tender or cracking; very good condition.

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