1817 · London
by Montigny, Sieur de
v+150+69 pages with illustrations and diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 1/4") bound in half leather over marbled boards with raised spine bands and gilt lettering. Taken from the 1802 French edition Stratagemes des echecs. First English edition published in 1817. (A van der Linde: 2157; Whyld and Ravillous: 1817:14) Third edition.
Published anonymously. Unchanged from the first edition published in the same year, except the first edition had only 64 additional pages at end.
Recased with original spine laid on, marbled boards worn, lacks frontispiece, corners refurbished, previous owner's name on front paste down. A very good copy.
(Inventory #: BOOKS001664)