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Philidor, A.D. and Pratt,Peter.

Published by London. Samuel Bagster. 1803. (1803)

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Item Description: London. Samuel Bagster. 1803., 1803. The First Edition. Illustrated with a copperplate engraved Frontis of a chessboard and pieces. Two Volumes in One. Complete as issued. 8vo. 5.25"x8.5" Handsomely bound in full period Tree Calf. Gilt ruled spine compartments. Red morocco,gilt title label. Rare First Edition of this early collection of writings on Chess and according to Hooper and Whyld (318) its chief merit is that it contains the whole of Philidor.The book also includes Sir William James's poem 'Caissa' while the introductory portion is from Peter Pratt's Theory of Chess. François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795), was regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was a standard chess manual for at least a century,and is regarded as the most influential book on the modern game. A well-known opening and checkmate method are both named after him. Small repaired chip to headpiece. Some very sporadic offset, else a remarkably crisp and bright Fine copy of the exquisitely rare First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 8811

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Item Description: König Verlag, Strasburg, 1754. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First German Edition. Duodecimo. 351+[errata] pages with fold out diagram. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 1/4") bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:476) First German edition. François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 – August 31, 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He was also regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century, and a well-known chess opening and a checkmate method are both named after him. Philidor started playing regularly around 1740 at the chess Mecca of France, the Café de la Régence. It was also there that he famously played with a friend from 'New England', Mr. Benjamin Franklin. The best player in France at the time, Legall de Kermeur, taught him. At first, Legall could give Philidor rook odds, but in only three years, Philidor was his equal, and then surpassed him. Philidor visited England in 1747 and decisively beat the Syrian Phillip Stamma in a match +8 =1 -1, despite the fact Philidor let Stamma have White in every game, and scored all draws as wins for Stamma. The same year, Philidor played many games with another strong player, Sir Abraham Janssen, who was then the best player in England, and with the exception of M. de Legalle, probably the best player Philidor ever encountered. He could win on an average one game in four off Philidor, at even terms; and Philidor himself declared that he could only give to Janssen the pawn for the move. In 1754, Philidor returned to France, after nine years of absence spent mostly in Holland and England. He was now a much stronger player, having successfully played with opponents of the calibre of Philip Stamma and Abraham Janssen, but, as G. Allen reports in The life of Philidor, it was not until his match with de Legal in 1755 that he can be considered the strongest player in the world. When Philidor left Paris, in 1745, although he had for some time been playing even games with M. de Legal. he had not ceased to recognize his old master as still his master and superior. But nine years of practice, with a great variety of players, had authorized him to look for neither superior nor equal; and when, in 1755, a match was arranged between the pupil and his master, who was still at the height of his strength, the result placed the crown firmly and indisputably upon the head of Philidor. In 1749, Philidor published his famous book Analyse du jeu des Échecs. He printed a second edition in 1777, and a third edition in 1790. The book was such an advance in chess knowledge that by 1871, it had gone through about 70 editions, and had been translated into English, German, Russian and Italian. In it, Philidor analyzed nine different types of game openings. Most of the openings of Philidor are designed to strengthen and establish a strong defensive center using pawns. He is the first one to realize the new role of the pawn in the chess game; and his most famous advice was the saying "The pawns are the soul of chess." Condition: Corners gently bumped, modern leather binding, some foxing, previous owner's name to title else a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # C0812a

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Item Description: Paris: de La Chevardière, [1765], 1765. François-André Philidor (1726-1795) was not only the most powerful chess player of his day and, for a time and its unofficial world champion, he was also a musician and composer of over 20 comic operas, which, though now rarely performed, enjoyed a notable success at the time and are still occasionally recorded. One of his most popular operas was Le Sorcier (1764), which appears here bound with songs excerpted from two others of his works, in the company of pieces by two of his contemporaries, Egidio Duni and Rober Desbrosses. All are rare in institutions; on the market, they are virtually non-existent. [Bound with the following titles, all octavo, all entirely engraved:] - PHILIDOR. Ariettes du Jardinier et son seigneur. Opera comique - [2], 13, [1] pp. Paris : "aux Adresses Ordinaires de Musique", n.d. [ca. 1761]. OCLC: 165346723 (one copy). - DUNI, Egidio Romoaldo. Ariettes séparées du milicien - n.d. [2], 20 pp. Paris: "aux Adresses Ordinaires -", 1756. OCLC: 610714043 (one copy). - DUNI. Ariettes séparées de l'École de la jeunesse - [2], 22 pp. Paris: Chez l'auteur- n.d. NOT IN OCLC. -DESBROSSES, Robert. Ariettes et duos des Deux cousines, comédie en prose en un acte représentée pour la première fois à la Comédie italienne le 21 may 1763. Les paroles sont de M. Delaribadier.[2], 30. Paris: chez l'auteur - et le Clerc - [ca. 1763]. OCLC: 658607326 (one copy). - DUNI. Ariettes separées de L'isle des foux - Gravé par Mme. Lefebvre. [2], 20 pp. Paris: Chez L'auteur rüe du four Saint Honoré vis à vis les murs de l'hôtel Soissons et aux adresses ordinaires de musique, n.d. [1765]. OCLC: 48597387 (one copy). -PHILIDOR. Airs et duos des Fêtes de la paix avec accompagnement, piéce en un acte représentée sur le Théâtre de la Comédie italienne le lundi 4 juillet 1763- [2], 40, [2] pp. Paris: Chez Le Clerc md. [i.e. marchand] rue St. Honoré, proche la rue des Prouvaires à Sainte Cecile. Et aux adresses ordinaires. OCLC: 715334948 (one copy) First edition thus (of the separately printed "Ariettes"). 8vo. [2] 16; [2], 16 pages, words and music entirely engraved. Bound with 6 other titles (see below) in contemporary calf. Binding worn and rubbed, upper joint cracked, spine splitting; internally very good. OCLC: 658673189. Bookseller Inventory # 264676

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Published by Samuel Bagster, London (1808)

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Item Description: Samuel Bagster, London, 1808. Full-Leather. Book Condition: About Very Good. Octavo. 2 volumes. Octavo. Issued in full leather with gilt stamping on spine. Black label lettered in gilt. Francois-Andre Danican Philidor was born on September 7, 1726 in Dreux, France. His father Andre (1647-1730) was the keeper of the music for King Louis XIII of France. In 1725, Andre introduced the public concert. Andre had 20 children and was 79 when Francois-Andre was born. Francois was the last child of Andre and the first son of his third wife. Andre's third wife was in her 20s. In 1731 at the age of six, Francois-Andre entered the choir of the Chapel-Royal in Versailles. As a pageboy in the royal chapel, he studied music with Andre Campra. Philidor's father had died earlier and was living on a royal pension. The young Philidor was recognized as a musical prodigy among the 80 musicians. In 1736 at the age of 10, Francois-Andre was exposed to chess by the musicians who played chess during spells of inactivity. Cards were forbidden to pass the time, so chess was played. He learned the game by watching the band members play. He later visited the Cafe de la Regence in Paris and spent much of his time playing chess there. In 1737, at the age of 11, his first music composition, a religious piece, was played before King Louis XV. He left the Chapel Royal choir in 1740 when his voice changed. In 1740 he went to Paris where he earned a living by copying music and giving music lessons. In 1741 Philidor was being instructed by M. de Kermur, Sire de Legal (1702-1792), the leading French chess player. Legal initially gave Philidor rook odds. For the next three years Kermur taught Philidor until Philidor was too strong for his teacher. In 1744 Philidor played two chess games blindfolded simultaneously in public in Paris. He said he had learned how to do this when he could not sleep at night and played chess without sight of a board. This was the first time blindfold play against 2 opponents was recorded. This performance was chronicled in the article on chess by the Chevalier de Jaucourt for the great Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert in 1751. Philidor played chess with Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, both persistent but weak chess players. In December, 1745, Philidor went to Rotterdam to assist in presenting concerts with Geminiani and Lanza. The musical tour involved a 13-year old girl who played the harpsichord. However, she died during the concert tour. Later, the concerts were canceled because of the girl's death and he was stranded in the Netherlands with no money. He supported himself by teaching and playing chess and Polish draughts (10 by 10 checker board), especially to English army officers at The Hague. The English officers suggested that Philidor could make a living playing chess in England. In 1747 he went to London and started playing chess at Slaughter's coffee-house. There, he beat Phillip Stamma and Sir Abraham Janssen (1720-1795), two of England's top chess players, in chess matches. Philidor challenged Stamma to a 10-game match and he stipulated that Stamma was to have White in all games and that draws were counted victories for Stamma. Philidor won 8 games, lost 1, and drew 1. He also beat Janssen with 4 wins and 1 loss. From that time on, Philidor was the unofficial champion of the world. In 1748 Philidor, age 22, returned to Holland and wrote l'analyse du jeu des Eschecs (Analysis of the Game of Chess). Philidor went out to find subscribers for the book before it was published to pay for publishing costs. Lord Sandwich subscribed to 10 copies. The Duke of Cumberland subscribed to 50 copies. The English army officers subscribed to 119 copies. The moves were written out as full sentences. In 1749 433 copies of his Analysis of Chess were published in London. Two more reprints occurred in 1749 and an English version followed in 1750. The book was the first chess book translated into Russian (1824) and was one of the favorite books of Thomas Jefferson. The book analyzed 4 games and 10 variations of games. Phili. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS004541

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PHILIDOR A.D.

Published by J.NOURSE AND P.VAILLANT, LONDON (1762)

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Item Description: J.NOURSE AND P.VAILLANT, LONDON, 1762. Hardcover. Book Condition: G00D Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ORIGINAL 1/4 CALF WITH MARBLED BOARDS.FRONT BOARD IS DETACHED,CORNERS RUBBED.146 PAGES. Bookseller Inventory # 031844

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Philidor [François] A[ndré] D[anican] & Stamma, Philip

Published by Strassburg, Armand König (1754)

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Item Description: Strassburg, Armand König, 1754. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Special Edition. Die Kunst im Schachspiel ein Meister zu werden. Das ist : Ein neuer Unterricht, wie man in kurzem dieses so edle und beliebte Spiel nach seiner Vollkommenheit erlernen könne. Gewiesen nach den neuesten Mustern des berühmten großen Schachspiel-Meisters in England. (and:) Stamma, Philip. Des Arabers Philipp Stamma, gebürtig von Aleppo in Syrien, entdeckte Schachspiel = Geheimnisse, nebst einigen Regeln, dieses Spiel wohl zu vollziehen, und den Sieg durch seine und subtile Züge davon zu tragen. Strassburg, Amand König, 1754. 8vo. Title + [20] + 351 + [1]p; 1 folding table. Contemporary sprinkled boards, worn. First German translations of two influential 18th century chess manuals. Philidor’s Analyse du jeu des Échecs (first published 1749) which advocated a strong defensive centre using pawns, became the standard handbook for a century. Philidor (1726-95) was a French composer and friend of Voltaire,who regularly played chess at the Café de la Regence in Paris. He became a formidable player, surpassed his mentors, and was eventually recognized as world champion after beating the Syrian master Philip Stamma (c1705-55) on a visit to London in 1747. Stamma was also regarded a pioneer of modern chess; his Middle Eastern concept of ‘endgame’ is set out in his Essai sur le jeu des echecs (first published 1737 and translated into English as The Noble Game of Chess in 1745); the German version is here contained on pp231-351. Presentation copy by the mathematician Louis Charles Karpinski (1878-1956) who played championship chess at Cornell University and took a doctorate at Strassburg University in 1903 with his autograph ink inscription ‘To J.A.Horowitz Greetings Louis CKarpinski’ on recto of front fly leaf. A fresh copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7130217877

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Item Description: 2 opéras reliés en un volume in-folio, plein vélin vert de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre de veau bordeaux, armes dorées en pied, triples filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges, entièrement gravés sur cuivre par Hue (qqs petits accrocs, qqs rousseurs). Recueil de deux opéras représentés en 1764, reliés ensemble à l’époque, paroles et musique. 1- Edition originale. Selon Grimm et Sedaine lui-même, il fallut plusieurs représentations avant que l’œuvre ne rencontre le succès public, succès qui ne se démentit pas, jusqu'à devenir une "référence" pour les opéras-comiques qui suivirent. "Two young peasants crossed in love. Rather than representing a backward step after the powerful and tormented language of 'Le roi et le fermier', 'Rose et Colas' was an attempt to convey the quintessence of traditional opera comique - and perhaps to outdo Favart on his own ground" (cf. Noiray, in Grove Online). (RISM, AI, P 1894). 2- Edition originale. "Après 'Le Sorcier' (1764) Philidor devint le premier compositeur à être appelé sur la scène de la Comédie-Italienne ( ) et sa carrière atteint son apogée" (cf. Julian Rushton, in Grove Online). (RISM, AI, M 3272. Fétis, 2701 à l’adresse Des Lauriers). Bon exemplaire bien relié en vélin vert à l’époque. Bookseller Inventory # 35861

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Philidor, Francois

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Item Description: 1821. PHILIDOR, François. Analyse du Jeu des Échecs Par Philidor, Avec une nouvelle notation abrégée, et quarante-deux planches où se trouve figurée la situation du jeu pour les renvois et les fins de partie. Nouvelle Édition. A laquelle on a joint la figure et la marche des différentes pieces de ce Jeu, ainsi que l'explication des termes qui lui sont particuliers. [iv], 150 pp. Illustrated with 42 plates depicting various set-ups of chess boards in multiple colours, and one small black-and-white woodcut vignette of chess figures. Small 8vo., 184 x 116 mm, bound in publisher's printed yellow wrappers (loss to foot of spine), in a new cloth clamshell box. Philadelphie: Chez J. Johnston, Libraire-Editeur, n.d. [1821?]. François Andre Danican Philidor was a French composer and chess-player, who wrote this book on the game of chess. One of the best and most famous chess player of the second half of the 18th century, he counted among his many opponents both Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He was so good at the game that a rumour arose in France that his musical compositions were written by someone else, as one could not be both a master chess player and a good composer. Philidor was admired and studied by Benjamin Franklin, who supposedly obtained his autograph, and Thomas Jefferson owned a first edition of this book, which was apparently one of his favorites. First published in 1749 in London under the patronage of the Duke of Cumberland, this later edition comes with 42 plates of a chessboard with the pieces in various formations. The chessboard is printed in a lovely green and white, with the chess pieces portrayed by red and black capital letters. With the exception of a small loss at the foot of the spine, and a little wear, in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 119555

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A.D. Philidor

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Item Description: J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, London, 1762. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. The 1862 2nd English language edition (following the 1850 original English language edition, also published out of London) of this great 19th century classic of chess instruction. A respectable, generally sound copy. Bound in a contemporary-to-the-period speckled calf, with 5 raised bands, gilt-rule to the compartments and a somewhat-legible title label. Tender outer front hinge (but still sturdy and holding well), mild darkening along the spine and light scuffing to the panels. Handsome amorial bookplate at the front pastedown. 12mo, 146 pgs., marbled edges. Solid and impressive, easily VG-. Bookseller Inventory # 7823

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Item Description: Arkstee & Merkus,, Amsterdam & Leipzig, 1752. 19th century 3/4 morocco and marbled boards 12mo . Collected edition of game rules for card playing, billards, check, backgammon, etc. Included are texts on chess by Greco, Philidor and Stamma.Fine uncut copy 3 volumes. With 2 engraved frontispieces and 8 (7 folding) engraved plates. Title printed in red and black. Small collection stamp on title-page. Uncut copy. Clean tear in page 195/6 in volume III without loss. § Van der Linde I, 365 (vol. II) & 391 (vol. III). Bookseller Inventory # 10014

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Item Description: Philadelphie. J. Johnston. 1821. In-12. Br. Nouvelle notation abrégée. 42 planches où se trouve figurée la situation du jeu pour les renvois et les fins de partie. Nouvelle édition à laquelle on a joint la figure et la marche des différentes pièce de ce Jeu, ainsi que l'explication des termes qui lui sont particuliers. 149 p. Brochure de l'Editeur. Mouillure sur les 3 premières pages. Nbrs rousseurs. Bon état pour un ouvrage de cette période qui a été beaucoup consulté. Bookseller Inventory # 34495

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Item Description: Printed for Samuel Bagster, Samuel Bagster, 1817. Three-Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Octavo. xxxii+428 pages with diagrams and frontispiece. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in half leather with marbled boards. Edited by Peter Pratt. (Whyld: 1817:19) 5th edition. 1st published in 1749. Although Philidor was the greatest chess player of his time, he professed to be just a musical composer (of which he was great in his day), because chess was not fully understood by the masses. He was the first great blindfold chess player, playing three opponents while blindfolded. He did this three times. In the 18th century, this almost amounted to witchcraft. He was the first to understand the value of playing the pawns correctly and hence wrote the first real strategy book on chess. He invented the Philidor's Defense: His musical skills were of the highest order. In his career, he composed more than 20 operas. At the age of six, he became a member of the Chapel-Royal choir in Versailles. This is where he learned chess, as musicians in those days were very knowledgeable in chess, or at least, more than the average person. He learned by watching others play. There were other great players that learned chess this way: Morphy, Capablanca, Karpov, etc. At the age of 11, his first musical composition was played before King Louis XV. That is definitely big time stuff. When he was 14, his voice changed, and he had to leave the Chapel-Royal choir. At 15, he was tutored in chess by France's greatest chess player of the day, Sire de Legal. Three years later, he quit instructing Philidor, because he became stronger than he was. At 18, Philidor had become the strongest chess player in the world, with no one to tutor him anymore. At this time (1744), Philidor played two chess games blindfolded simultaneously in public in Paris. He said he learned how to do this when he could not sleep at night and played chess without sight of a chessboard. This was the first time blindfold play against two opponents was ever recorded. Philidor became quite famous with his chess abilities at this time. He played chess against Voltaire and Rousseau. And, of course, he creamed them. At the age of 19, Philidor went to Rotterdam, Holland to present his musical compositions. But the concerts were cancelled and he was stranded in Holland with no money. He then supported himself by teaching and playing chess and Polish checkers, especially to English army officers at The Hague. At the age of 21, he travelled to London, England and beat the two best English chess players of the day, Stamma and Sir Janssen, at Slaughter's coffee house. Philidor was at the top of the world at this point. Phillip Stamma was the best English player, and Philidor challenged him to a ten-game match with an extraordinary set of rules. Philidor insisted that Stamma play White in all of the games, and that any draw would count as a win for Stamma. This is either cocky or stupid. Nevertheless, Stamma accepted the terms (who wouldn't?) and Philidor won 8 games and lost 2, one of the losses being a drawn game. He also beat Sir Janssen 4 wins and 1 loss. At 22, Philidor wrote L'analyze des Eschecs (Analysis of Chess). Some of the early subscriptions were: Lord Sandwich (10 copies), Duke of Cumberland (50 copies), English army officers (119 copies). This made Philidor and the publishers quite wealthy. At 23, 433 copies of his book were published in London, England. It was the first chess book translated into Russian, and was one of the favorite books of Thomas Jefferson. This was the first chess book that organized the chess openings. He was invited to the courts of Europe to play chess in front of the royalties. He played in King Frederick's castle at Potsdam. He played for the Duke of Mirepoix. In 1755, he beat the great Legal in a match at the Café del la Regence in Paris, France. He spent the next 40 years of his life intermixing chess and composing music. In 1795, at the age of 68, he died in London, England. The newspaper obituary read, "On Monday last, Mr. Philidor, the celebrated chess player, Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS001717

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Philidor, F. D. and Philip Stamma.

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Item Description: Amand Koenig., Strassburg, 1771. 1/2 calf. Book Condition: Very Good +. Later printing. The third edition in German of two of the standard chess manuals; by Philidor bound with Stamma's text (pp. 231-352). Sm. 8vo. (24),352pp. Double page title-pages (verso of first leaf opposite recto of second leaf). Modern calf over marbled boards. Bookseller Inventory # 7265

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Item Description: Bibl. Van der Linden-Niermeijeriana 456; Cat. Schaakboekerij Niemeijer 1799; Coll. Rimington-Wilson 1085. New edition of the analysis of the game of chess by the famous French composer and chess player François André Danican, called Philidor (1727-1795), first published at London in 1749. In 1803 Philidor's book was renewed by Montigny, who introduced a more concise chess notation. The present edition contains a large number of plates with chess positions, also by Montigny. The chess boards on the charming plates are printed in green and white, and the chess pieces indicated by capitals in black and red. Philidor's book, a practical manual, became very popular and was many times republished and translated into almost every European language.Hinges weak, some occasional minor foxing. Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 17317

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Philidor, Francois Danican (1726-1795)

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Item Description: London : S. Bagster, 1803. 1st Edition. Physical description; 2 v. : front. ; (8vo). Other names; Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794. Philidor, F. D (Franc ois Danican), 1726-1795. Pratt, Peter, active 1799-1822. Ownership indications to both title pages. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 216522

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Item Description: P. Emsly, London, 1790. Half Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. 5.0" x 8.5". Two volume set. Vol I - 223 pages. Vol II - 183 pages. Contemporary half leather calf with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt decoration and title to the spine. A book on chess strategy. Moves are described and there are then explanatory notes for each of those moves. Abbreviations. Subscriber List. A very attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 010378

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A.D. Philidor

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Item Description: Samuel Bagster. Book Condition: Fair. Fifth edition! 5.62x8.62" brown/maroon marbled paperboard with brown leather spine. 428 pp with b/w illustrations. No dust jacket. Book firm. Cover scuffed/rubbed in spots with edges rubbed down. Stamps on front pastedown & title page. Pages lightly soiled/foxed, particularly outer pages. Some offsetting by illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # S1616

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Philidor, Francois Andre Danican

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Item Description: Samuel Bagster, London, 1805. Edition : New Edition, recent ¼ calf with marbled boards, flat spine with black morocco label., Size : 8vo, Frontis piece image of a chess board., Volume : 2 in 1, P. frontis, title, printer?s imprint, (1), blank, iii-x, 1-264; title, printer?s imprint, iii-iv, 1-272 Occasional mild browning otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # B2564

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Item Description: Cheltenham Dwyer, Robinson et al, Eb-9, 1804. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Leather. 8vo. Printed by H. Ruff, Cheltenham. 1804. Xii, 314 pgs. Bound in three quarter brown morroco over marbled cloth. Gilt titles present to the spine. Previous owner's bookplate present to the reverse of the front board. Boards are lightly rubbed and worn. Endpapers foxed. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Eb-9; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 314 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 41983

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Philidor, Francois Danican (1726-1795)

Published by S. Bagster, Eb-9 (1803)

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Item Description: S. Bagster, Eb-9, 1803. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Leather. 8vo. S. Bagster, London. 1803. 2 Volumes bound as one. Frontispiece. Ix, 271 pgs; iv, 267 pgs + 3 pp of ads. Bound in half red calf over marbled cloth. Gilt titles present to the spine. Previous owner's bookplate present to the reverse of the front board. Boards have rounded corners and a chipped crown along the spine. Endpapers foxed. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Eb-9; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 538 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 41985

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Philidor, Francois Danican (1726-1795)

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Item Description: London : S. Bagster, 1803. 1st Edition. Physical description; 2 v. : front. ; (8vo). Other names; Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794. Philidor, F. D (Franc ois Danican), 1726-1795. Pratt, Peter, active 1799-1822. Ownership indications to both title pages. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly cross-ruled in gilt. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 216522

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PHILIDOR, [Francois] A[ndre] D[anican].

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Item Description: 0. PHILIDOR, [Francois] A[ndre] D[anican]. Chess Analysed: or Instructions by Which a Perfect Knowledge of This Noble Game May in a Short Time Be Acquir'd. London: Printed for J. Nourse, and P. Vaillant, 1773. 3rd ed. viii, 144 pp. Mid-19th-century calf-backed marbled boards. Boards rubbed, corners worn, uniform toning, else a very good copy. Philidor, a French composer, began playing chess in 1740. He regularly played against Benjamin Franklin at the Cafe de la Regence in Paris, one of the great centers of the game. Bookseller Inventory # 59796

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PHILIDOR

Published by Baldwin Cradock and Joy, Londres (1819)

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Item Description: Baldwin Cradock and Joy, Londres, 1819. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Satisfaisant. in-8. in-8, front., (8), 449pp. (1)f. de catalogue de Baldwin, demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné, Frontispice gravé par Tho. Ranson d'après Thomas Uwins. Très nombreuses figures in texte, représentant la position des pions. Coiffe de tête us. Bookseller Inventory # 51583

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Item Description: 1819. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Bon. front., (8), 449pp. (1)f. de Londres, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1819, in-8, front., (8), 449pp. (1)f. de catalogue de Baldwin, demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné, Frontispice gravé par Tho. Ranson d'après Thomas Uwins. Très nombreuses figures in texte, représentant la position des pions. Coiffe de tête us. in-8. front., (8), 449pp. (1)f. de. Bookseller Inventory # 20615

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PHILIDOR, A.D. ,

Published by Paris, chez Causette, libraire ,quai des grands augustins, 35 bis, 1820, nouvelle edition, (1820)

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Item Description: Paris, chez Causette, libraire ,quai des grands augustins, 35 bis, 1820, nouvelle edition, 1820. in 16 cartonnage ancien d'epoque en bon etat , mors legerement fendu , planches de phases de jeu en couleurs hors texte, Bookseller Inventory # 4654

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MONSIGNY Pierre Alexandre (1729-1819) - PHILIDOR François-André Danican (1726 - 1795) - DIBDIN Charles ( 1745 - 1814 )

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Item Description: London, Printed for John Johnston, near Exeter Change Strand ; & Longman , Lukey & Co. [.], s.d. ( 1773) , format oblong in-4°, 24 x 32 cm, (2)nn pp (engraved title , blank) + 42 pp of engraved music (as issued). Sewn but without a binding (removed from an old binding). An adaptation by Charles Dibdin of Monsigny's '' Le Déserteur'', with new music by Dibdin and two airs by F.A. Philidor ; libretto by Dibdin, after M.J. Sedaine. Afterpiece. Overture arranged for keyboard , vocal numbers mostly for voices and continuo (figured bass). Without the recitatives or spoken dialogue (Commentary from COPAC, Oxford Univ.). Bookseller Inventory # 44016

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François-André Danican Philidor

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Item Description: P. Elmsly, London, NJ, 1790. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket. 18th Century; Third Edition; "A New Edition, Improved and Greatly Enlarged." Rebound [probably later 18th C], in forest green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early work on the game of Chess, containing volumes one and two. François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 - August 31, 1795) was a French composer who contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He was also regarded as the best chess player of his age. Philidor's book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century. He was commonly referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime. External age/wear, with moisture indications and rubbing to the boards, and tears to the spine cover. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The previous owner's signature is at the top of the title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 223 and 183 pages. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 31458

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PHILIDOR, André Danican ; [ MONTIGNY ]

Published by Chez Causette Libraire (1830)

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Item Description: Chez Causette Libraire, 1830. Nouvelle édition, avec portrait de l'auteur, 1 vol. in-18 reliure de l'époque demi-veau marron, Chez Causette Libraire, Paris, 1830, portrait en frontispice, XVIII-235 pp. avec 42 planches Bon état (ex-libris gravé Lucien de Rudelle) Langue: Français. Bookseller Inventory # 39470

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ECHECS] PHILIDOR

Published by Chez P. Emsley, Londres (1777)

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Item Description: Chez P. Emsley, Londres, 1777. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Bon. Grand in 8°. Pleine reliure basane de l' époque. Dos à nerfs, orné de fers dorés. Habiles restaurations sur le caisson supérieur (avec un manque de dorures, cependant). Portrait frontispice dessiné et gravé par Bartholozzi. 11 pp. n. ch. , 301 pages , 7 pp. n. ch. pour les régles du Jeu d' échecs. Bookseller Inventory # 008897

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MONVEL - BARON - VAUX - PHILIDOR.

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Item Description: Sont reliées ensemble : La servante maitresse (Duchesne 1769, 24 p.), Richard coeur de Lyon (Didot, 1787, 34 p.), Félix ou l'enfant trouvé (Brunet, 1782, 40 p.), Le Célibataire (Duchesne, 1776, 72 p.), La rosière de Salenci (Didot, 1787, 36 p.), Les trois fermiers (Didot, 1780, 40 p., par M. de Monvel), Blaise et Babet ou la suite des trois fermiers (Brunet, 1785, 36 p.), L'homme à bonne fortune (Didot, 1777, 76 p., par M. Baron), Le bon fils (Chambeau, 1773, 44 p., par M. de Vaux, musique de M. Philidor), Le barbier de Séville (Didot, 1785, 62 p.). Reliure plein cuir d'époque, dos cinq nerfs orné, manque la garde couleurs, coins émoussés, ensemble néanmoins correct. Bookseller Inventory # 51292

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