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An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: containing one hundered Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; including the whole of Philidor's Analysis, with copious selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c. Arranged

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An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: containing one hundered Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; including the whole of Philidor's Analysis, with copious selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c. Arranged

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[26 ad]+282+[2 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original stiff boards with spine label in black lettering. (Hagedorn: 3. 1817) First American edition.

This is the third chess book published in the United States and was not noted by Fiske in his bibliographical work. A revised edition was also published in 1817. Fisk first notes this in 1824, as a reprint of the London 1806 edition and notes that it was reprinted in England in 1809, 1813, 1819 and at other times. The name of the compiler has never been made public. The miscellaneous collection of anecdotes, essays and poems at the end is not without interest.

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Corners bumped and rubbed, paper hinges cracked, spine rubbed, former owner's label on front paste down else a good to very good copy of a very scarce chess item.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
C0317
Title
An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: containing one hundered Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; including the whole of Philidor's Analysis, with copious selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c. Arranged
Author
Anonymous
Book condition
Used - Good to very good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
M Carey and Son
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
1817
Pages
[26 ad]+282+[2 ad] pages
Size
Small octavo
Keywords
Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs
Size
Small octavo

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