Stratagems of Chess, or, A Collection of Critical and Remarkable Situations selected from the Works of eminent masters, illustrated on plates, describing the ingenious moves by which the game is either won, drawn, or stalemate obtained

Author: Montigny, Sieur de

Publisher: T and J Allman

Location: London

Year: 1826

$200.00


Description:

229+[3 ads] pages with frontispiece, illustrations and diagrams. small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") issued in stiff boards with spine label. Taken from the 1802 French edition Stratagemes des echecs. First English edition published in 1817. (A van der Linde:2159; Whyld and Ravillous: 1826:6) Carefully revised and improved 5th edition to which is prefixed an introduction the game of chess.

Published anonymously.

Condition:

Spine ends chipped, corners bumped, hinges weak, slight foxing to frontispiece however a better than good copy.

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