Le Jeu des Eschets, traduit de l'italien de Gioachino Greco, Calabrois.
Paris: Jacques Le Febvre, 1689.
Second French edition. , 344 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Modern plain calf, red morocco spine label. Text browned, some spotting and dampstaining towards rear of volume DeLucia (2nd ed.), p. 61; Niemeijer 400; Schmid 187. Item #267448
Translated from the Italian of Gioachino Greco (c.1600-1634), considered by some to be the first professional chess player. Greco was one of the most celebrated players of the seventeenth century and importantly recorded many of his matches as he travelled across Europe. A complete copy of one of the most famous early chess books.
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