Philidor, A.D. L’Analyze des Echecs, 1749 [2nd or 3rd edition]

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Philidor, A.D. L’Znalyze des echecs, London, 1749. 8vo. Xiv + 162 pp. Second or third printing with two pecking birds on title-page.

From David DeLucia's "In Memoriam": Demand for Philidor’s L’Analyze de echecs was immediate and within the same year there were two more printings. One book has two pecking birds on the title-page while the other has a cornucopia. Both are highly sought after by collectors even though they are not the “true” first edition.