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  1. Four-Handed Chess.
    VERNEY, George Hope. Four-Handed Chess.

    London : [1881]

    First edition of the first English book solely dedicated to the rules of four-player chess. Variants of four-player chess can be traced to the 17th century. Verney's book fixed most of the rules that are now generally followed, other than that he recommended all the Queens be placed on white squares. The publication helped to increase the game's popularity,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 136382

  2. Analysis of the Game of Chess,
    PHILIDOR, François-André Danican; William Stopford Kenny, trans. Analysis of the Game of Chess,

    London : 1819

    First edition of Kenny's translation. François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is generally regarded as the finest chess player of the 18th century. His guide to the game, first published in 1749 in French as l'Analyse du jeu des Échecs, underwent dozens of editions within a century and was translated into almost every major European language.... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 130458

  3. Analysis of the Game of Chess,
    PHILIDOR, François-André Danican; William Stopford Kenny, trans. Analysis of the Game of Chess,

    London : 1819

    First edition of Kenny's translation. François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is generally regarded as the finest chess player of the 18th century. His guide to the game, first published in 1749 in French as l'Analyse du jeu des Échecs, underwent dozens of editions within a century and was translated into almost every major European language.... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 130389

  4. A Treatise on the Game of Chess;
    LEWIS, W. A Treatise on the Game of Chess;

    London : 1844

    First edition. William Lewis (1787-1870), who ran a well-known chess school in Soho, wrote this work to expand upon and develop two of his earlier works; A Series of Progressive Lessons on the Game of Chess (1831) and A Second Series of Lessons on the Game of Chess (1832). Lewis is considered "the last and one of the best of the 'old' writers". One... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 120661

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