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The game of the chesse

Author: Jacobus, de Cessolis; William Caxton; Jean, de Vignay; Vincent Figgins
Publisher: [London] : [V. and J. Figgins], [1855]
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Jacobus, de Cessolis, active 1288-1322.
Game of the chesse.
[London] : [V. and J. Figgins], [1855]
(OCoLC)891555413
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacobus, de Cessolis; William Caxton; Jean, de Vignay; Vincent Figgins
OCLC Number: 13379176
Notes: "The original by Caxton has no title page, or date."
Translated by Caxton from the French version by Jean de Vignay of Cessolis' De ludo scacchorum.
Facsimile reprint of the 2nd ed., 1st illus. ed., of The Game of the chesse, printed by Caxton at Westminster, ca. 1483. Woodcut illustrations traced from a copy of the original in the British Library. Type cast by Figgins in imitation of Caxton's.
"Remarks" by Vincent Figgins dated 1855, p. 1-8 (second group).
Publisher's ad inserted at end. Profits from the publication of the work "to be devoted to the endowment of the Printers' Almshouses ..."
Library's copy in deluxe binding: brown morocco over bevelled boards, Caxton's monogram blind-stamped on covers, with silver clasps and bosses, black and white checkerboard endpapers and red edges.
Description: [168], 13, [6] pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: "Remarks", signed and dated: Vincent Figgins, May 1st, 1855: p. [1]-8; "A list of works ascribed to Caxton": p. [9]-11; "A list of places where and persons by whom the art of printing was practised at the time Caxton commenced it in England": p. 12-13; Publishers announcement and appeal for subscriptions to the Printers' Almshouses at Wood Green, Tottenham: leaves [2]-[3] at end.
Other Titles: De ludo scachorum.
Responsibility: by William Caxton.

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