The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.2.66
Manuscript Title

Thomas Middleton, A Game at Chess

Alternative Title

T. Middleton's Game at Chesse

James Number 1170
Century 17th
Physical Description

26 lines to a page. In a current hand.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. No. 441.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 19.5 x 15.5
Folio 52 ff.
Material Paper
Language English
IIIF Manifest URL
Online Since 10/10/2015


A game at Chesse by T. Middleton.
What of the game calld Chesse-playe can be made.
The Induction
Ignatius Loyola appearing, Error at his foote as asleepe.
First printed in 1624.


Howard-Hill, T. H., et al., A Game at Chess (Oxford, 1990)

Iopopolo, G., Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood : Authorship, Authority, and the Playhouse, Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture (London, 2006)

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