Book Description

Quarter-leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Condition: Internally good to very good. The covers are in fair condition, being worn and scuffed, particularly the cover corners, the spine is also worn and scuffed, particularly the head and tail. Binding sound. p.263 has a small section missing to the outer edge, not affecting the text. There are a few period inscriptions in ink in the margins, relating to moves, positions and executions. 272pp. plus a table of contents page and four pages of errata to rear. One folding plate to rear. The table of contents appears to show that the sections entitled L'Art Polonois, Poeme Didactique, Lettre d'Envoi and Preface du Poeme should be at the rear of the book, however they are bound at the beginning of the book. This scarce book was published by M.Manoury in 1787 and is a revised and enlarged edition of his book entitled "Essai sur le Jeu de Dames a la Polonoise" published in 1770. Manoury ran the eponymous cafe located at Quai de l'Ecole, close to the Louvre. It was a meeting place for Parisian draughts players, and leading personalities of the time including Rousseau and Danton played there.
Author M.Manoury
Date 1787
Binding Quarter-leather
Publisher Chez l'auteur
Condition Good
Pages 272

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