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ANALYSIS OF THE GAME OF CHESS, TO WHICH IS ADDED, SEVERAL PARTIES, PLAYED BY THE AUTHOR BLINDFOLDED AGAINST THREE ADVERSARIES [2 VOLUMES BOUND AS 1] [1790], François-André Danican Philidor
1 ANALYSIS OF THE GAME OF CHESS, TO WHICH IS ADDED, SEVERAL PARTIES, PLAYED BY THE AUTHOR BLINDFOLDED AGAINST THREE ADVERSARIES [2 VOLUMES BOUND AS 1] [1790] François-André Danican Philidor
London, NJ P. Elmsly 1790 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
18th Century; Third Edition; "A New Edition, Improved and Greatly Enlarged." Rebound [probably later 18th C], in forest green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early work on the game of Chess, containing volumes one and two. François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 - August 31, 1795) was a French composer who contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He was also regarded as the best chess player of his age. Philidor's book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century. He was commonly referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime. External age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the boards, and tears to the spine cover. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The previous owner's signature is at the top of the title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 223 and 183 pages. ; 0 31458 
Price: 535.75 USD
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