The Game and Playe of the Chesse
The Game and Playe of Chesse is a book by William Caxton, the first English printer. Published in the 1470s, it was for a time thought to be the first book published in England but that title now goes to Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, also by Caxton. It was based on a book by Jacobus de Cessolis. The book is an "allegory of fixed social structures where each rank has its allotted role."
- Knowles, Christine. "Caxton and His Two French Sources: The 'Game and Playe of the Chesse' and the Composite Manuscripts of the Two French Translations of the 'Ludus Scaccorum'" (subscription required). Modern Language Review 49 (4): 417–423. October 1954. Hosted by JSTOR.
- "Caxton's Chaucer".
- Wilson, Robert H. "Caxton's Chess Book" (subscription required). Modern Language Notes 62 (2): 93–102. February 1947. Hosted by JSTOR.
- The Game and Playe of Chesse, first edition
- 113. Caxton woodcut from The Game and Playe of Chesse (2nd edition) 1483. tri.org.au. 18 June 1974. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
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