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Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs avec des reflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu by  Elias (1748-1812) Stein - First - 1789 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: C0587)

Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs avec des reflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu

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Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs avec des reflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu

by Stein, Elias (1748-1812)

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  • hardcover
  • First
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viii+x+254 pages with illustrations. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. This first edition was not for sale and intended for subscribers only, of which an interesting list is added with 196 names. The princes themselves subscribed for 24 copies. With some copies for the author about 250 copies would have been printed. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 547) First edition.

Elias Stein was a Dutch chess master, born in Lorraine into a Jewish family, he settled in The Hague. There he became the royal court's player. He explicitly related the experience of playing chess to military strategic ability. He was teacher of the princes of Orange to whom the book is dedicated in print, among them the later King William I. He recommended the Dutch Defence as the best reply to 1.d4 in his book Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs, avec des réflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu (1789), later published in Dutch (1834). His biography was written by F.W. von Mauvillon in a book Anweisung zur Erlernung des Schachspiels.

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Wear to boards, corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends rubbed with some chips, slight crack at front head hinge, previous owner's label to front pasted down else a good copy of a scarce item.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
C0587
Title
Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs avec des reflexions militaires relatives à ce jeu
Author
Stein, Elias (1748-1812)
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Aux depens de l'auteur
Place of Publication
The Hague
Date published
1789
Keywords
Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs
Size
Octavo

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