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Linen Backed Table Games from the 18th & 19th Century

 
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GLB4509

1803 - Historical Pastime, or a New Game of the History of England, from the Conquest to the Accession of George the Third - John Harris

Hand-coloured engraving, comprising 157 circles, terminating in an oval portrait of King George III
45pp. booklet of Rules and Directions (several leaves repaired), with printed label, in original. marbled card slipcase. Condition is lightly foxed with odd smudges.


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GLB 3916
Post 1837 - Victoria Game of British Sovereigns - Peter Parley (Samuel G. Goodrich)

Game Involving knowing details of events in monarch’s lives - Spine slightly worn, ties missing - Playing Sheet is in very good condition - just a little very light foxing - Photocopy of rules

400

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GLB 4060

c1840 Historical Pastime, or a New Game of the History of England - E. Wallis

Hand-coloured engraving, comprising 134 circles, terminating in a circular portrait of a youthful Queen Victoria.
24 page booklet of Rules and Directions (creased and frayed)some slight damage and with old sewn repair to spine - original slipcase, gilt lettered. Condition is good – slight foxing and a couple of small odd smudges otherwise clean and bright


750

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GLB3919
C1852 - The Travellers of Europe; with Improvements and Additions – W Spooner

Each country depicting views in perspective (e.g. views of Florence, sketches of a Russian and a sledge, perils of the whale fishery), - Identical to the earlier version in appearance but in 9 sections instead of 12 Condition - Rule Booklet – Photocopy - the book is separated at the hinge – - The Playing Sheet is very good brightly colored, no damage - just a little very light foxing -

700

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GLB3924
Pre 1836 - W Spooner’s The Journey (or Cross Road to Conqueror's Castle)

Number of roads and paths lead from the start to the finish - humorous figures occupy the spaces between the roads. Condition - Cover has some spine damage an is missing ties - Playing Sheet is stained and foxed - Hand Color - Photocopy of rules.

300

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GLB3926
1840 New Game of Universal History & Chronology
(The World and its History – from cover) - E Wallis


The game consists of 143 circles from Adam and Eve to A Railway Train - Book Style – Condition - Spine slightly weak - Playing Sheet is very good - Similar to the game described by Whitehouse as “The Railway Game” (from cover) – This game also starts with Adam and Eve and ends with a railway train. - Photocopy of reproduction booklet which give an insight into the people and attitudes of the period.

 

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GLB3927
1840s John Betts - Betts Tour through England & Wales

Out and return from London through 91 stops - Condition - Covers are excellent bright no damage - Playing Surface is also excellent - no foxing - bright and coloured – No Rules

400

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GLB3929
C1860s - The New Royal Game of The Goose (anon)

Paper only children's game similar to linen backed game within two boards - Book style – paper folded and attached - Picture of goose and 63 circles - including Railway Station and Crystal Palace - Condition - Boards and Playing Sheet are very good - just very light foxing Rules are on the sheet.

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GLB3930
C1807 Game of the Jew – By ?E Wallis and John Harris

Not the same as the one pictured in Whitehouse – as in that version the numbers 3 and 9 reversed and 12 replaced by the rules - Also small differences to picture - possibly an later version as rules tended to be published separately after about 1808 - Or possibly an earlier prototype before rules clearly developed. - Game listed in J Harris catalogue believed to be 1808 - Condition - Playing Sheet - overall good condition - Slight foxing on the numbers - couple of corners have a sight paper lifting from backing - approx 1 cms – - colors very bright and vibrant - No slip case - Photocopy of the later known rules.

700

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GLB932
C1791 The Royal Genealogical Pastime of the Sovereign of England - from the Dissolution of the Saxon Heptarchy to the Reign of His Present Majesty George the Third - Published by E Newbery at the corner of St Paul's Church Yard and John Wallis No 16 Ludgate Street London – Printer Bryer Bridewell Hospital, Bridge Street

An unusual Historical Game that defines rulers in the past as good and bad - ie 11 Edwy.- very interesting view of life – Also start earlier than usual - 838 AD as opposed to the usual 1066 - Condition - Slipcase missing - Rules on Sheet - Playing Sheet is in good condition – undamaged but with a stain on part of the rules and a little light foxing, engrave and hand colored - very interesting early educational game.

600

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GLB3933
C1829 Amusement in the History of England E Wallis

A Game exhibiting the remarkable events from the time of the Britons - Published at 42 Skinner Street Snow Hill - Booklet printed by T Davies, Printer 117, Minories - Not a circular trail but 55 hand events of interest including a hanging, the murder of Thomas a Becket and Ann Boleyn being beheaded - Ending in 1829 - the winner "to proceed to the publisher's to purchase another game" - Interesting pictures at corners as well - Condition - Slipcase - very good but case is a later replacement with original label - Playing Sheet v good hand colored - odd small marks - no damage – Explanation booklet strong well bound - some handwriting on outside - including the name "Susan Passmore“ !!

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