30 April 2008
PHILIDOR, François-André Danican (1726-1795). Studies of Chess. London: Samuel Bagster, 1808.
2 volumes, 8° (211 x 131mm). Engraved frontispiece. (Occasional light spotting and browning.) Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, gilt spines with green morocco lettering pieces (lightly rubbed). Includes Sir William James's poem 'Caissa' while the introductory part is from Peter Pratt's Theory of Chess. Van der Linde p.405.
NICHOLSON, Peter (1765-1844). Mechanical Exercises. London: J. Taylor, 1812. 8° ( 230 x 135mm). 39 engraved plates, 2 sets of 4pp. Publisher's advertisements bound in at end, one dated 1st March 1818. (Variable spotting and browning to plates, light spotting to text at start.) Original paper-backed blue boards, printed paper label to spine, cut (joints lightly rubbed and spine creased); and 6 other volumes, including Samuel Vince's Trigonometry (1800) and James Wood's Elements of Algebra (1801). (9)
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