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Jacobus, de Cessolis, active 1288-1322.

The holy apostle and doctour of the peple saynt Poule sayth in his epystle.

Additional Title(s):

Game and playe of the chesse

[Westminster] : William Caxton, [1483].
Physical Description:
[165] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1442 C3 1483+ Oversize
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BAC copy is the one described in the Grolier Club catalogue.
BAC copy includes the initial blank leaf. Lower case initial indicators are present throughout but not filled in.
Date from STC.
Second edition of Caxton's translation from Jean de Vignay's French version of Jacobus de Cessolis's De ludo scachorum. First illustrated ed. with 16 woodcuts (7 repeated, 1 repeated twice; 24 in all)
Duff 82
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1825 (1968), 8
STC (2nd ed.) 4921
Goff C-414
Hain-Copinger 4901
Proctor 9643
GW 6533
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:
Cardinal virtues.
Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491 -- Printer.
Chess -- Early works to 1800.
Christie-Miller, Sydney Richardson, 1874-1931 -- Provenance.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Johnson, Maurice, 1688-1755 -- Provenance.
Woodcuts -- [1483].
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.
Vignay, J., approximately 1300-

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