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1808 1st ed CHESS Games Strategy Rules for Checkmate Sarratt

Jacob Henry Sarratt was a notable 18th-century English chess-master known for his treatise on the game of Chess. In addition to this manual on game play and strategy, he was influential in establishing the rule of a game ending in a stalemate was a draw. His two-volume chess manual was very popular among professional and amateur players alike.

This first edition, volume one, contains opening game moves and responses, lessons on ‘how to frustrate his adversary’, instructions on how to checkmate, sections on endings a game with the pawn.

Item number: #4240

Price: $750

SARRATT, Jacob Henry

A treatise on the game of chess : containing a regular system of attack and defence, also numerous rules and examples, teaching the most approved method of playing pawns at the end of a game : To which is added, a selection of critical and remarkable situations, won or drawn by scientific moves

London: printed for William Miller, 1808. First edition.


•Collation: Complete with all pages

oVolume 1 (of 2)

xxi, 271p

•Language: English

•Binding: Fine leather; tight and secure

•Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

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1808 1st ed CHESS Games Strategy Rules for Checkmate

Estimate $499 - $1,000Sep 30, 2018