Published in Spain in 1497, Repeticion de Amores e Arte de Axedres, was written by a Spanish priest named Lucena and is the oldest book in existence that describes tactics in chess. The book is divided into two sections, the first part is about love and the second about chess. It contains openings and 150 chess problems. The most famous of which went on to be remembered as the Lucena Position. I read somewhere that there are still 8 in existence.

It seems William Caxton printed a book called The Game and Play of Chess Moralised in 1474 which was a translation of the first important European chess work (http://home.vicnet.net.au/~neils/renaissance/caxton.htm). So that predates Repetition but I do not know what its contents were.

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