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CAXTON (William). Jacobus de Cessolis. The Game of Chess. Translated and Printed by William Caxton c.1483. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Copy at Trinity College, Cambridge, with an Introduction by N.F. Blake.1976

London: The Scolar Press, 4to (290 x 200 mm), 8 page introduction followed by the facsimile which includes 23 large woodcut illustrations, one of 500 numbered copies, orig. hessian, leather label on spine. The 'Game of Chess' is an English version (first issued in 1474) of text written originally in Latin by Jacobus de Cessolis under the title of 'Liber de Ludo Scaccorum'. This second edition is one of the earliest books to be issued with woodcuts (the first edition has none).

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