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<B>c1780/90 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis 1785
c1780/90 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis
Stock #: GEO101
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c1780/90 The Georgraph of England & Wales. An early edition of this pastime likely to be published by J. Wallis
There is a game - The Geography of England and Wales was produced in 1799. These cards contain the much of the some of the same information ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers, but in a less clear format.
This edition also records the number of parishes and the number of MP sent to parliament.
There are some material differences in the size of the county - ie the size of Northumberland described as 60 by 40 (rather than 70 by 50 in John Wallis's 1799 version)
There are copies of the 1799 version in V&A, Bodlian and Yale Libraries. These cards are earlier (having a long S) and we can find no reference to this version.

The Geograph of England & Wales - Condition / Cards are very good (virtually unused), (49/52) - three counties are missing. No rules or wrapper but a photocopy of the rules for a later version is included,
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<B>1799 - Geography of England and Wales  by John Wallis 1799
1799 - Geography of England and Wales by John Wallis
Stock #: GEO102
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1799 - Geography of England and Wales.
The cards were published by J. Wallis 16 Ludgate Street Sept 26th 1799
The cards contain the information about each county ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers and list the details under fixed sub-headings.
There are copies of a 1799 version in V&A, Bodleian and Yale libaries. The printer is James Harrison, Printer, Warwick Court, Lane (V&A and Yale - Bodleian unknown). This version is printed by J Swan, 76 Fleet Street.
There are very small differences between the two printing ie the design of the border, and some numbers are printed digitally while others are verbalised (ie 10 or ten), but the information is exactly the same.
These cards are in their original box with the original rule sheet.

The Geography of England & Wales - Condition / Cards are good, some use but no damage / Rules have been backed onto a paper reenforcement - there is some text missing on the LHS (a photocopy of the rules by James Harrison is included for completeness) / Box is scuffed and rubbed but complete

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<B>c1810 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis 1810
c1810 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis
Stock #: GEO103
Our Price:  £275.00
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The Geography of England (sic)
The earlier edition of this game - The Geography of England and Wales published by J. Wallis 16 Ludgate Street on Sept 26th 1799
That game contains 52 cards (one per county). This version is complete with 50 cards, the last two cards having two Welsh Counties on each, and being numbered to show there are the same 52 counties
These cards contain the same information ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers of each county but in smaller format. There small differences details on these: part of a line left off - (hyphons) removed.
The title on the original sheet included is Geography of England (but it includes Wales) and it is identical wording to the "Directions for making a Game with These Cards" that was published with the 1799 version Geography of England and Wales. (copy included)

Geography of England - Condition / Cards are excellent no sign of use complete (50/50) – Original Rules = very good / No box or wrapper
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