An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess; containing One Hundred Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; including the work of Philidor


Publisher: Baldwin Craddock and Joy

Location: London

Year: 1820



[8]+254+[2 pages publisher's advertisements] with fold out frontispiece of chessboard. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") rebound in brown buckram with original spine label laid on. Contains Sir William Jones' poem "Cassia: or The Game of Chess, A Poem"; based upon Pratt's "Studies of Chess". (Van der Linde: 613) 5th English edition.

This was first published in London by Ogilvie in 1802 (2 volumes). First published in America in 1817 and reprinted in 1824. The name of the compiler has never been established. The miscellaneous collection of anecdotes, essays and poems at the end is not without interest. The openings and games are all in the numerical notation and no diagrams are given. (Hagedorn: 55p)


Original spine label chipped, new end papers and paste downs, fold out chess board in very good condition, pages un trimmed else about very good.

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