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1777 *FIRST* Analyse of the Game of Chess : Analyse du Jeu des Echecs [FRENCH]
1777. Analyse du jeu des échecs; nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée Philidor, A[ndré]. D[anican] Published by P. Elmsley, London (1777) Printed in London An enlarged edition of what was the standard work on chess for more than a century by Philidor (1726-1795), the best chess player of his era, as well as a reputable composer. The first edition was published in 1749. "Philidor expanded his Analyse du jeu des échecs twice, doubling the original size of the book in 1777 and then redoubling it to two volumes in 1790 . The list of subscribers to the 1777 edition resembled the membership list of the London chess club in its social mix, although it contained French names as well as English. Among intellectuals, Diderot, Voltaire, Marmontetl, and Gibbon subscribed for copies. The first expansion consisted mostly of endgame analyses. With these he took another long stride ahead of his predecessors ." (Metzner, Crescendo of the Virtuoso, p. 29). See photos for condition details. Front board and flyleaves separate. Spine label wear. rubbed/bumped. Binding tight pages white. No writing noted Due to high loss in shipping to certain countries, insurance is required for shipping to a location that does not provide tracking NOTE: If purchasing multiple items, please do so by using the Ebay Shopping Cart, then select "Request Total for Seller" for the corrected shipping on a new invoice. Do not pay for the items before receiving this corrected invoice.
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