Stamma on the game of chess : containing numerous openings of games, and one hundred critical situations illustrated on coloured diagrams : a new and improved edition, with notes and remarks / by William Lewis ...
- Second edition.
- London : Printed for T. and J. Allman ... and sold by Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy ..., and Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1819.
- Physical Description:
- xii, 337,  p.,. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsGV1317 S7 1819Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Title vignette.
Chess diagrams are printed in green, red and black.
This is a very early use of color printing for a practical rather than aesthetic purpose. cf. R. McLean's V̲i̲c̲t̲o̲r̲i̲a̲n̲ b̲o̲o̲k̲ d̲e̲s̲i̲g̲n̲ (p. 35) who incorrectly cites Lewis's C̲h̲e̲s̲s̲ f̲o̲r̲ b̲e̲g̲i̲n̲n̲e̲r̲s̲ (1835) as the earliest.
- Subject Terms:
- Allman, T. and J. -- Publisher.Baldwin, Cradock and Joy -- Publisher.Bell Bradfute -- Publisher.Chess.Color printing.Engraving -- Specimens -- 1819.
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