CAXTON, William. The Game of Chesse.
[London : 1855]First edition of Vincent Figgins's facsimile edition of the 1482 Westminster Caxton edition, in the attractive original calf binding.
Caxton's Game of Chess was first printed in 1474, and reprinted with the woodcuts added (as here) in 1482. Following the facsimile are Figgins's remarks on Caxton's typographical productions, lists relating to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145731
VERNEY, George Hope. Four-Handed Chess.
London : 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
PHILIDOR, François-André Danican; William Stopford Kenny, trans. Analysis of the Game of Chess,
London : 1819First 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