1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 325
GBP 200 - GBP 300
FRANCOIS ANDRE DANICAN, known as "PHILIDOR"
Chess Analysed. London: J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1762. 8°, contemporary calf (neatly rebacked, light rubbing, one corner with old repair). Provenance: John Symmons (1701-1764, his probable ownership inscription at head of title, dated 1763; bookplate, presumably that of his grandson, John Symmons, the lawyer and classicist, who lived 1780/81-1842).
Second English edition of Analyze des échecs, 1749.
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