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Jacobus, de Cessolis, active 1288–1322
[T]o the right noble, right excellent prince George duc of Clarence ...
Additional Title(s):
Game and playe of the chesse
Bruges : William Caxton and Colard Mansion, 31 Mar. 1474.
Physical Description:
[144] p. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1442 .C3 1474+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC: Imperfect: 66 of 74 leaves present. Blanks 1 & 74 are wanting; printed leaves 2, 3, 65-66, 72-73 are supplied in manuscript facsimile. Bound in 19th c. morocco, with vellum doublures painted by hand. Some loose provenance information has been placed in the Object File, Rare Book Dept., BAC. For other provenance info. see Grolier Club catalogue.
Translated by William Caxton from Jean de Vignay's French version of Jacobus de Cessolis's De ludo scachorum.
"An essay on the moral virtues, in which the different pieces used in the game of chess ... were made to symbolize the various conditions of life."--Lippmann, F. Art of wood-engraving (1888), p. 29.
Some initial letters are rubricated.
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, C-413
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 4902
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, 9323
Duff, E.G. Fifteenth century English books, 81
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 6532
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 4920
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 2
Selected exhibitions: "Fifty-five Books Printed before 1525: Representing the Works of England's First Printers, an Exhibition from the Collection of Paul Mellon" (Grolier Club, 17 January-3 March 1968).
Subject Terms:
Alchorne, Stanesby, d. 1800 -- Provenance.
Audley, George Edward Thicknesse Touchet, Baron, 1817-1872.
Cardinal virtues.
Chess -- Early works to 1800.
Cunliffe, Henry -- Bookplate.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Inglis, John Bellingham, 1780-1820 -- Bookplate.
Johnes, Thomas, 1748-1816 -- Provenance.
Payne, Thomas -- Provenance.
Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834 -- Provenance.
Doublures (Binding).
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.
Vignay, J., approximately 1300-

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