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The Celebrated Analysis of the Game of Chess, Translated from the French of A D Philidor; with Notes and Considerable Additions, including Fifty-Six New Chess Problems by  George (1803-1879) Walker - First - 1832 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: C0879a)

The Celebrated Analysis of the Game of Chess, Translated from the French of A D Philidor; with Notes and Considerable Additions, including Fifty-Six New Chess Problems

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The Celebrated Analysis of the Game of Chess, Translated from the French of A D Philidor; with Notes and Considerable Additions, including Fifty-Six New Chess Problems

by Walker, George (1803-1879)

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xxxiii+[2]+251 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7" 4 1/2") bound in original pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:495) First edition.

George Walker (13 March 1803 – 23 April 1879) was an English chess player and author of The Celebrated Analysis of A D Philidor (London, 1832), The Art of Chess-Play: A New Treatise on the Game of Chess (London, 1832), A Selection of Games at Chess played by Philidor (London, 1835), Chess Made Easy (London, 1836), and Chess Studies (London, 1844). In 1839 visited Paris and the Café de la Régence, where he lost (+1-2) a short match to Boncourt. In 1845, he teamed up with Henry Thomas Buckle, William Davies Evans, George Perigal, and William Josiah Tuckett in London in two telegraph games (one win and one draw) against a team of Howard Staunton and Hugh Alexander Kennedy in Portsmouth. He won a match against Daniel Harrwitz (7-5) at London 1846. Walker used his column in Bell's Life to propagate organizing the international London 1851 chess tournament, the first international chess tournament. Adolf Anderssen won, leading many to consider him the world's strongest player.

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Spine professionally repaired by Octavaye Studios. Corners gently bumped, some light foxing, previous owner's name neatly penned to front paste down else a very good copy.

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Bookseller Inventory #
C0879a
Title
The Celebrated Analysis of the Game of Chess, Translated from the French of A D Philidor; with Notes and Considerable Additions, including Fifty-Six New Chess Problems
Author
Walker, George (1803-1879)
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Whittaker, Treacher, and Company
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1832
Keywords
Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs
Size
Small octavo

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