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(CHESS.) Stamma, Phillip. Essai sur le Jeu des Echecs. Folding leaf with 2 chessboard diagrams. 146,  pages, including errata at end. 12mo, 140x80 mm, contemporary mottled sheep gilt with later morocco lettering piece, slight wear to joints; small dark stain in upper margin of approximately the first 30 leaves, title soiled, errata in text corrected in contemporary hand. Paris: P. Emery, 1737
first edition of an influential collection of endgames by a Syrian chess master, also introducing algebraic notation. With 2-line inscription in Arabic on page 146, presumably in the hand of the author, stating that the book was printed in Paris under Stamma's name. Murray, pages 847-49; Van der Linde 3034.