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Chapters: Chess

Montigny, A. Les Stratagèmes des Échecs, ou collection des coups d`Échecs les plus brillants et les plus curieux, tant dans la partie ordinaire que dans les différentes parties composées, tire´s des meilleurs auteurs, et dont plusieurs n`ont point encore été publiés. Paris, An X [1802]. Near-contemporary manuscript copy in a handsome, precise hand. 500,00 EUR
Original half-leather binding with leather title label on front board. Above date is that of the original edition. The last page bears a Latin dedication and is signed P. M. Perdrau, Chef de Bataillon au Corps Royal de l`Art[ille]rie. Based on the form of the corps name and the fact that Perdrau is listed as commander of the artillery at Dunkerque in the Annuaire de l`Etat Militaire de France for 1820, this manuscript dates from no later than the time of the Bourbon restoration. One diagram of a chess board. The game diagrams which appear in the published book are not included. Hinge of front board professionally repaired.
Exhibitor: Alexanderplatz Books Tel: 001 212 4736723 mjjanal@aol.com
The title is up for the start of the antiquarian book fair.


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