Philidor - The Elements of Chess - 1805

 
     
     
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Although the book Chess Made Easy (1802) was the first chess book published in America, this book is the first original chess book printed in America, i.e. it is not just a new edition of a prior book, as Chess Made Easy is. However, this book does make liberal use of earlier published material. This is a first edition copy. Printed in Boston.
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