Title Analysis of the Game of Chess by Mr. Philidor. A New Edition Improved and Greatly Enlarged to Which are Added Several Parties , Played by the Author Blindfolded Against Three Adversaries.
Publisher London P. Emsly 1790
Seller ID 022103
Third edition. Two volume set, bound as one. Vol I - 223 pages. Vol II - 183 pages. Contemporaneous calf with gilt decoration and title to the spine. A book on chess strategy -- moves described with explanatory notes. With the Abbreviations and Subscriber List sometimes lacking. François-André Danican Philidor (1726 - 1795) was a French composer and regarded as the best chess player of his age. Text block is clean and tight with no foxing. Covers rubbed overall with extrernal crack at back hinge. Contemporaneous engraved bookplate of G.W.F. Gregor on front pastedown. Gregor was a sometime Esquire of Cornwall, and lord of the manor at Trewarthenick House.