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: 1817

$600.00


Description:

v+150+69pp with illustrations and diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 1/4") bound in half leather over marbled boards with raised spine bands and gilt lettering. Taken from the 1802 French edition Stratagemes des echecs. First English edition published in 1817. (A van der Linde: 2157; Whyld and Ravillous: 1817:14) Third edition.

Published anonymously. Unchanged from the second edition published in the same year.

Condition:

Recased with original spine laid on, marbled boards worn, lacks frontispiece, corners refurbished, previous owner's name on front paste down. A very good copy.