[The play of chess /

translated by William Caxton, from the French of Jean de Vignay]

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jacobus, de Cessolis, active 1288-1322.
Other Authors: Jean, de Vignay, approximately 1284-, Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.
Uniform Title:De ludo scachorum. English. 1482
Format: Book
Language:Middle English
Published: [Westminster] : William Caxton, [1483]
Edition:[2nd ed.].
Physical Description:[164] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 29 cm (fol.)
Bibliographical reference number:
General note:Signatures: a-i⁸ k-l⁶.
The first leaf is blank.
Title, place and year of publication from ISTC.
Edition information from Wren card catalogue.
Sig. aii begins: 'The holy appostle and doctour of the peple saynt Poule sayth in his epystle. Alle that is Wryten is Wryten vnto our doctryne and for our lernyng'.
Spaces for capitals with guide letters.
Colophon reads 'Explicit per Caxton'.
With different preliminaries from the 1474 edition. (ESTC)
BMC notes that Caxton's translation based on two separate French translations of De Cessolis' original Latin text by Jean de Vignay and by Jean Ferron.
Citation / References note:ESTC, S106603
ISTC, ic00414000
Goff, C414
BMC, XI 134
GW, 6533
Immediate source of acquisition note:Donation; Pettit, V 00.00.1673.
Other copy-specific details note:Copy note: lacks the first leaf. - Leaf g5 replaced with a MS copy substitute leaf. - Paragraph-marks supplied in red; Red line rules throughout; Woodcuts are hand-coloured.
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