Ruy López - Libro de la Invencion Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez - 1561

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Ruy López, 1561. Libro de la invencion liberal y arte del juego del Axedrez, muy vtil y prouechosa: assi para los que de nueuo quisieren deprender a jugarlo, como para los que lo saben jugar ... En Alcala en casa de Andres de Angulo, 1561. Very rare first edition. At the back of the book the famous book dealer B. Quaritch’s name appears.

The book consists of four parts: a history of chess; new analysis on various openings; and the last two sections, a severe criticism of Damiano's analyis of games. 8 unnumbered leaves + 150 numbered leaves.

Ruy López, a Spanish priest, was one of the strongest players of the 16th century.

Click here to see Ruy López' original analysis of the Ruy López opening - 1. e4, e5 2. Nf3, Nc6 3. Bb5.