Author: William Stopford Kenny (1788-1867)
Publisher: Printed for T and J Allman
iv+239+[1 ad] pages with frontispiece, illustrations and diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4' X 4 1/4")bound in original marbled boards with green label to spine and gilt lettering to label. (Whyld and Ravillous: 1818:5) First edition.
Kenny (1788-1867) was an accomplished chess player and teacher, as well as the author, editor, or compiler of numerous instructive books, including this popular manual and its companion, Practical Chess Grammar (1818).
Light edge wear, spine end rubbed, old book sellers stamp to front paste down. A very good copy.