Chess Books and Publications of the 18th Century

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    1710's    
  Greco - The Game of Chess - 1713          
    1720's    
  Nouvelle Academie Universelle des Jeux - 1721          
    1730's    
  Stamma - Essai sur le Jeu des Echecs - 1737 Bertin - The Noble Game of Chess - 1735 Bertin - The Noble Game of Chess - 1735 Antique Print of Turkish Chess Game, 1732    
    1740's    
  Philidor - L'analyze des e'checs - 1749 Stamma - The Noble Game of Chess - 1745 Das Neue Königliche L´Hombre-Spiel Hamburg - 1743 Hoyle's Games - 1748 Hoyle Books  
  Brunetti - Giuochi delle minchiate, ombre, scacchi, ed altri d'ingegno - 1747 Philidor, A.D. L’Analyze des Echecs, 1749 [2nd or 3rd edition] Philidor, A.D. L’Analyze des Echecs, 1749 [2nd or 3rd edition]      
    1750's    
  Hoyle's Games - 1755 - signed Greco - Chess Made Easy - 1750 Philidor - Chess Analysed - 1750 Philidor and Stamma - Schachspiel - 1754 Ercole del Rio - Sopra il giuoco degli scacchi - 1750  
    1760's    
  Lambe - History Of Chess - 1764 Lolli - Osservazioni teorico-pratiche sopra il giuoco degli scacchi - 1763 Hoyle - 1760      
    1770's    
  Academie Universelle Des Jeux - 1770 Stamma - Nouvelle Maniere De Jouer Aux Echecs - 1777 Philidor - Analysis of the Game of Chess - 1777 Chess Prints from the 18th Century Diderot Engravings - 1776  
  Hoyle's Book of Games - 1770 Stamma - Nouvelle Maniere De Jouer Aux Echecs - 1777 Traité Des Amateurs - 1775 Hoyle - The Polite Gamester - 1766 Philidor - Praktische Anweisung Zum Schachspiel - 1771  
  Hoyle Books          
    1780's    
  Nouvel Essai Sur Le Jeu Des - 1789 Ponziani - Il Giuoco Incomparabile Degli Scacchi - 1782 Twiss - Chess - 1787 Benjamin Franklin - The Morals Of Chess - 1786 Antique Board Games Print - 1784  
  Twiss - A History of Chess - 1787 Twiss - Chess - Volumes I and II Gentleman's Magazine - July 1787 Vierschach / Chess for 4 Persons - 1784 Philidor Handwritten Letter  
    1790's    
  Hoyle's Games - 1796 Philidor - Analysis of the Game of Chess - 1790 Philidor - Analysis of the Game of Chess - 1790 Philidor - Le Jeu des Échecs - 1792 Philidor - Analysis of the Game of Chess - 1790  
  Franklin - Chess Made Easy - 1797 Il Gioco degli Scacchi, Poema Latina di Marco Girolamo Vida - 1791 Walter Jones - Dissertations - 1792 Massachusetts Magazine with early reprint of Franklin's Morals of Chess - 1791 Philidor - Analysis of the Game of Chess - 1790  
  Lady's Magazine - Morals of Chess by Franklin - 1792 Philidor Handwritten Four-Page Letter  
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