Lot 399: Philidor French Composer, Chess Player

East Coast Books

October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Wells, ME, US
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Description: [CHESS - MUSIC] François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opera comique. He was also regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Echecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century, and a well-known chess opening and a checkmate method are both named after him. ALS, dated [?], 4pp, 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 in. VG. RARE indeed !
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