Amusements in Chess: Containing Sketches of the History, Antiquities and the Curiosities of the Game, easy lessons in chess and a selection of chess problems

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Author: Tomlinson, Charles (1808-1897)

Year: 1845

Publisher: John W Parker

Place: London


ix+352+[8 add] pages with diagrams and illustrations. Duodecimo (6 3/4 x 4 1/2") issued in green cloth with blind stamped covers. (Whyld & Ravilious: 1845:13) First edition.

Reproduced from articles in the Saturday Magazine. Chapter VI in the first section of the book is devoted to the full story of Kempelen's Automaton Chess-Player, 27 pages with 11 illustrations and description of 4 games played by it.


Some foxing, new end paper at back, new spine with gilt lettering. A very good copy.