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    [Chess] Three Nineteenth-Century Chess Books, including: A. D. Philidor. Studies of Chess; Containing Caissa, A Poem, by Sir William Jones; A Systematic Introduction to the Game; and the Whole Analysis of Chess, With Critical Remarks. London: Samuel Bagster, 1803. Two volumes bound in one. Half calf over marbled boards. Binding worn, spine darkened. Paper on the front board peeling. Foxing throughout. Bookplates. Overall, good. [and:] An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess; Containing One Hundred Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; Including the Whole of Philidor's Analysis, With Copious Selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c. London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe..., 1809. 254 pages. Half calf over marbled boards. Binding rubbed and worn. Pages heavily foxed. Overall, good. [and:] [Josef] Kling and [Bernhard] Horwitz [editors]. The Chess Player. London: Published by R. Hastings, 1852; and Day, 1853. Presumed first editions. Four volumes bound in one. Many chess diagrams throughout. Half mottled calf over tan cloth boards. Marbled endpapers. Sprinkled edges. Leather rubbed and worn along edges, particularly along fore-edges and joints. Front joint cracking and flaking. Binding is solid. Overall, a very good copy. From the library of prominent American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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