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The “cheapest book on Chess ever published”. The ABC of Chess.
Publisher: Jacques and Son, London;
Date of Publication: 1860
Stock Code: 6044
SECOND EDITION. Square small octavo, pp 51, [13] advertisements (many pictorial). Diagrams of problems and strategies throughout. Original pale pink printed paper wraps. Covers and title page lightly soiled and foxed; spine worn with loss; edges nicked & creased. A Little scattered foxing and a few leaves corner-creased otherwise contents clean. The publishers ad to p 2 states that the first printing of 5,000 copies sold within a few weeks and that the format of this second edition has been altered “in compliance with numerous suggestions... to allow of its going into a chess box unfolded” and that “the price has been increased to twopence... and is, beyond all question, the cheapest book on Chess ever published”.
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