The Incomparable Games of Chess, Developed after a New Method of the Greatest Facility from the First Elements to the Most Scientific Articles of the Game. Translated from the Italian of Dr Ercole Dal Rio

Author: Ponsiani, Domenico Lorenzo (1719-1796)

Publisher: J J Stockdale

Location: London

Year: 1820



xvi+[17]-340 pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. Translated from the Italian of Ercole dal Rio by J S Bingham. To which is prefixed an Essay on the origin of the game by Eyles Irwin. (Whyld: 1820:14)

Translated from Il guioco incomparablile degli schcchi (1769) by Ponziani, here erroneously attributed to Ercole del Rio. J S Bingham is a pseudonym of Captain John Smith, RN "Quotes and queries", British Chess Magazine, November 1978, page 523. Irwin's "Essay on the origin of the game is a paper on Chinese chess cited as Whyld 1795:3.


End papers renewed, former owners solutions to problems tipped in at gutter next to problems. Point rubbed with some rubbing to boards. A very good copy of a scarce item.

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