London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1832. First printing. Modern marbled paper over board, leather spine. Octavo. iv, 108 pages. Fine, with some mild age-toning to textblock.
Lewis was a highly regarded chess player and teacher in his time. He is believed to be the first person to be described as a Grandmaster of the game. He defeated all-comers as the hidden players inside "The Turk"--a famous chess "automaton" attraction--around 1819.
Here he describes fifty actual games played by some of the best players of the time in England, France, and Germany. The book concludes with his account of a visit to the village of Stroebeck, Germany--long noted for its chess players--and three games he played there.
A nice copy of this important chess treatise.