TRACTS ON CHESS, 1784-1821 (Principally on the Automaton Che...
TRACTS ON CHESS, 1784-1821 (Principally on the Automaton Chess Player). A single vol. in quarter calf with marbled brds. containing (Thicknesse Philip), The Speaking Figure and the Automaton Chess-Player Exposed & Detected, 20pp, eng. frontis & fldg. leaf "The Speaking Doll", 1784; M.S.N., Letters of Mr Charles Gottlieb de Windisch on the Automaton Chess Player … published by Chretien de Mechel, 35pp., one fldg. eng. plate (only?), with 3 images, 1819; Observations on the Automaton Chess Player Now Exhibited in London … by an Oxford Graduate, 32pp., fldg. eng. plate at end, 1819; (Willis Robert), An Attempt to Analyse the Automaton Chess Player of Mr de Kempelen, 36pp, half title, 5 eng. plates with multiple images, plus appendix with List of Knight's Moves & 5 plates (one mis-numbered but all present), 1821; Automata & Androides, a single leaf extract from The Mirror, Marcus Hieronymus, Vidae Scacchia Ludus, 32pp, 1813.