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Twiss, Richard. Chess. (1787).
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Location: Sweden
Starts: 2021-11-01 01:00:00
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Twiss, Richard. Chess.

For the right good wylle ... (Caxton on Chesse) Demas desto si alguno ... (Ruy Lopez. Del juego del Axedres) Vol. I  (of II).With 1 engraved title. II, 194 pages, 1 leaf with errata. London, Robinson and Egerton, 1787. V. d. Linde II, 427. L/N 4543. Kieler Schachkatalog 1192.

"The following trifle is offered to chess - players, as a compilation of all the anecdotes and quotations that could be found relative to the game of chess; with an account of all the chess - books which could be procured ..." Richard Twiss (1747 - 1821) also brought extensive quotations from "ancient books". In his adaptation he took into account the Italian text by Vercis Lettere from 1778, French texts; made critical observations on Sarasin and Fréret and compared the Latin text of Vida with English translations by G. Jeffreys, W. Erskine.

Condition: Privately bound in half leather. Some use. Paper yellowed. Spots inside. Penned notes. Stamps Frantisek Moucka.

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