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Greco: The Royall Game of Chesse-Play, 1656

[Greco, Gioachino], The Royal Game of Chess-Play, 1656

...SOMETIMES The Recreation of the late KING, with many of the Nobility. Illustrated With almost an hundred GAMBETTS. BEING The Study of BIOCHIMO the famous Italian. London, printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be found at his shop at the sign of the Anchor, in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1656, 8vo, Portrait (The High and Mighty Monarch Charles by the Grace of God King of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, P Stent excudit), bottom part of portrait page missing, affecting, slightly, the text but not the portrait, engraved bookplate for William Forbes Morgan, 19th century green calf binding, marbled end-papers

Stock Reference: MM 1766

Provenance: William Forbes Morgan, Major British Chess Collection

The book features the engraved bookplate of William Forbes Morgan. It would appear from the 2008 digital edition of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers (My Day 22 October 1945) that William Forbes Morgan Jnr was a cousin of Eleanor Roosevelt, although the link to this particular bookplate has yet to be confirmed.




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