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Title: Game and Playe of the Chesse
A Verbatim Reprint Of The First Edition, 1474
Author: Caxton
(First printed English variation of the "Liber de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium sive super ludo scacchorum ('Book of the customs of men and the duties of nobles or the Book of Chess')" by the Italian Dominican monk Jacobus de Cessolis circa 1300.

Cessolis' work was translated into many other languages (first printed edition at Utrecht in 1473) and was the basis for William Caxton's The Game and Playe of the Chesse (1474), one of the first books printed in English.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10672...-h/10672-h.htm
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