Chess Strategies (1802)


Les Stratagemes Des Echecs

Date: 1802

2 parts in 1, 1st ed, VG+, 3 1/4 * 4 1/8 inches. In contemporary calf boards with a chess board design to both upper and lower covers, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New spine, to style, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to a maroon calf label. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, blue marbled endpapers, text block edges yellowed, [3], 4-93 pp, [1], 1 pl (coloured). [2], 3-122 pp, which includes 120 coloured illustrations of chess moves, whilst the first part has move descriptions, dated AN X indicating 10 years after the 1792 French Revolution ie 1802, printed by Jean-Andre Fischer in Strasbourg, removed tape marks to eps, ink name to both tps (Williams Wynn), occasional ink marginal note, small marginal tear, occasional edge chip.

Copies at Camb, City of Lon and BL.

Title continues: Les Stratagèmes des échecs, ou collection des coups d'échecs les plus brillants et les plus curieux, tant dans la partie ordinaire que dans les différentes parties composées ; tirée des meilleurs Auteurs, et dont plusieurs n'ont point encore été publiés. Avec des planches ou l'on trouve notée la position de chaque coup. Par un Amateur. ‎

Published initially in French and German in the same year then translated into English in 1817.


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