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Koch, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm. Codex der Schachspielkunst.
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : €170,00
Starting bid: €15,00
# of bids: 18
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Sweden
Started: 2018-03-01 01:00:00
Ended: 2018-03-10 19:30:00
Seller: LSAK (2228)  
High Bidder(s): RDRahn (16)
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Koch, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm. Codex der Schachspielkunst.

... nach den Musterspielen und Regeln der größten Meister, in einer für die Erleichterung des Selbstunterrichts bequemen Bezeichnungsart und Anordnung entworfen ... 2., gänzlich umgearbeitete und stark vermehrte Ausgabe. 2 volumes. Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen, 1813 - 1814. With 1 copper plate "Das Schachbrett". VIII, 390; IV, 412 pages. L/N 598; v. d. Linde I, 355 / 356; Schmid, p. 215.

Rare chess book by the Magdeburg superintendent and cathedral preacher F. W. Koch (1759 - 1833), which he had worked out from e.g. Selenus, Philidor and the Paris Club. The 2nd volume "Nebst einem Anhang, enthaltend das Schachspiel unter Drey und Vier Spielern - und des Hieronymus Vida (i.e. Marco Giramolo Vida) Scachias (Scachia Ludus), lateinisch und deutsch." From the content: Elementary text book on the maneuvering and use of the chess pieces, opening, games with odds, common games, gambit games, game endings, the finest rules of chess. 

Condition: Brown half leather with gilt print on spine. Label on inner cover. Slightly browned on the inside and occasionally spotty, with a few notes from an old hand. Cover bumped, scraped and spine with defects. 

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