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<B>1762 Royal Historical Game 1762
1762 Royal Historical Game
Stock #: ROY100
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Interesting details – with cards describing Britons, Romans and Saxons, Danish kings – the monarch cards start at William 1st and end with George III.
Cards are numbered – most also have hand written notes written on them – not surprisingly as the details / questions are very hard

Condition - Cards 61/63 most have hand written additions / In an old repaired case, that could be original
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<B>c1770 Pantheon or Heathen Mythology on cards 1770
c1770 Pantheon or Heathen Mythology on cards
Stock #: MIS576
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1760-1780 Pantheon or Heathen Mythology
This consists of 50 cards + title card (3 cards are hand colored) with details of lives of characters from mythology
Interestingly there are two cards for two characters (Ceries and Iphis) both different, referring to different incidents
There are two additional cards in the version held in the Cary Collection - Is this an earlier version ?? 50 cards seems to us a sensible number (Cary implies 48 cards) The card on the outer box seems to be a general spare card, (in the Guildhall version it has the vendors' details on it)


Pantheon - Condition - Cards are engraved and in excellent condition - little sign of use - unsure of complete number - or how these pack were made up / very good condition, clean and little use / no rules / Box - The original card box is split down one edge (cards are a tight fit despite being unused)

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<B>1775 Descriptive Geography of the World Card Game 1775
1775 Descriptive Geography of the World Card Game
Stock #: MIS716
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This very early game, which mentions Captain Cook, describes the geography of the world, which is "divided into four parts Europe, Asia, Africa and America".
Seas and rivers are listed seperately and country decription generally includes religion, counties and produce. In America no religion is listed.
Card 56 (the last) is titled Artic and Antarctic Regions - and in describes antarctic "as.. was formally supposed to contain very extensive countries; but on being explored by Captain Cook, they proved to consist of a body of water, perpetually overspread with masses of ice.
A later version reveals on card 56 that Captain Cook had been to New Zealand. Strangely the card describig France mentions Napoleon, which seems as if this card (and/or others that my history is nt good enough to 1895 notice) were replaced at a later date to keep the information "fresh". Style of the "S" do seem as if it was print earlier than
No makers is identitified but the cards are similar to two games published by John Wallis one printed by J Swan, the other by James Harrison.

Descriptive Geography of the World - Condition / Cards are complete 56 cards - and an "explaination of Terms " card which is no numbered / The cards are in very good condition - no damage. / They are in an plain contempory box

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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>1787 - Rebus Cards by John Wallis 1787
1787 - Rebus Cards by John Wallis
Stock #: MIS574
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Rebus Cards - John Wallis
The cards are undates and un-named. However we have a copy of one cards from this set dated 1787 - John Waliis .
The cards are interesting and the normal sytle of rebus cards

Rebus Cards - Condition - Complete 12/12 cards (all numbered) no damage but odd grubby marks

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<B>c1790 An Alphabet of Female Costume 1790
c1790 An Alphabet of Female Costume": twenty-four cards, hand coloured cards.
Stock #: MIS242
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These cards list 24 countries with pictures of their national dress. The date of c1790 is based on the names of the countries use and the history of these places
eg Unterwalden was canton of Switzerland until1780 when it became a country
Venice lost its independence in 1797
Otaheite,(was known as Tahiti )
The Helvetic Revolution of 1798 saw the fall of the Ancien Rιgime. Zόrich lost control of the land and its economic privileges, and the city and the canton separated their possessions between 1803–1805
The countries are
America, Bavaria, China, (Denmar)k?, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Kamschatka, Lepcha, Mexico, Norway, Otaheite, Portugual, Quito, Switzerland, Turkey, Unterwalden, Venice, Wales, X, Youghal, Zurich.
Missing I and R

Alphabet of Female Costumes - 24 cards - The cards appear to have been mounted at some time and there are marks from this on the back of the cards, there is some foxing/shading marks on background of some cards, two cards are damaged where the name should be (one starting with X and one ending in K (?Denmark) (cards are large approx 14 by 10 cms) Art work is very delicate. / Box - original with title on box - corners of lid and base splits

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<B> 1790 John Wallis - History of France 1790
1790 John Wallis - History of France
Stock #: MIS566
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c1790 - History of France published by John Wallis.
This is a list of kings of France starting c 500 AD and ending with Louis XVI on the throne (1774-1792).
The start date is very early as most English games start with William 1st in 1066.
The early kings are difficult to follow as they ruled various areas of France, and I'm sure this is the English view of what happened over a thousand years before. Interesting and not direct matches with Wikepedia

History of France - Condition / 29/32 (three cards missing - the first card (Clovis) - the tenth card 752 to 814 and twentith card 1223 to 1270. Not all the cards are numbered but they are cover the periods correctly) - good condition - one card seperating / Box - complete but grubby / no rules

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<B>c1790 (or earlier) A Group of 23 Cards- possibly Twelfth Night Cards 1790
c1790 (or earlier) A Group of 23 Cards- possibly Twelfth Night Cards
Stock #: MIS614
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c1790 – A set (?) of 23 cards depicting characters, who position can be seen from their name, such as Peter, Never Fight, Billy Flutter, Gaffer Nobody, Molly Rule the Rost (sic), Faithful Nancy
In the style of “Twelfth Night Cards” which were used to mix people up at Twelfth Night Events and very popular in the late eighteenth century

Cards - Condition / Cards are excellent no sign of use 23 cards – three without a title representing royalty (printed in reddish brown on paper - very flimsy) / No rules / No wrapper
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<B>c1790 -  Set of cards describing wild animals 1790
c1790 - Set of cards describing wild animals
Stock #: MIS630
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This set of cards have an engraved picture at the top and are stencil colored.
Animals are 1-4 predators / 5-16 their prey.
The numbers are hand-written on the cards
The predators are interesting - The Lion is the Animal of Africa - "insensible of fear"
/ The Leopard is resident in India, Africa, China and Arbia
/ The Panthar is Afrcain from remote Barbary to Guinea
/ The Ounce - from the East
The prey are defined by speed - Oran-outgan is described as attcking elephants with clubs - "the only animal that uses weapons"

Condition / Cards are good - no tears - a little grubby (the first 4 grubbier than the rest) No rules / notes or box. They are in a similar sylte to John Wallis Exhibition of Beasts c 1800 and - Box of Animals, and a pack of Animals and verse cards in Norwich museum (dated c1770)

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<B>1797 Cabinet of Knowledge - John Wallis 1797
1797 Cabinet of Knowledge - John Wallis
Stock #: MIS638
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1797 -" A New Game Cabinet of Knowledge
And its secrets Being
Set of question and answer cards
Explanatory of
Morality, Arts, Sciences && for the improvement of youth"
From the label - copy availabe
30 Questions and 30 Answers cards.
There is a copy in Edinburgh Museum, with pictures, which confirms the title and manufacturer.
This game is similar to Geographical Conversations (1799 - John Wallis) and would have had an "Answer Sheet" which would link the question number to the letter at the base of the answer card. The questions are varied and quite difficult, especially when considering what the correct answer would have been over 200 years ago. (We cannot track an Answer Sheet in the Museums that have the cards.)
Condition / Cabinet of Knowledge - Complete / Cards 30 Question Cards (numbered 1 to 30) and Answer Cards with a letter on the base. The cards are lightly used

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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>c1799 J Lee's Lottery Amusement - two sheets each of 12  'cards' 1799
c1799 J Lee's Lottery Amusement - two sheets each of 12 'cards'
Stock #: MIS357
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These two sheets of cards are cards from J Lee’s Comic Lottery Amusement.
This is two sheets of cards (24 cards). There is some damage and repair hence pictures of the backs have also been shown.
John Lee was a wood engraver, working in Hatton Garden in the 1790s

Condition - Some damage as the pictures show, a tear that has been repaired on the back (looks more like a crease from the front) - wear at the corners of the "cards" (ie in the sheet) probably from where they were folded and a couple of small holes. The cards are colored and interesting - one states "Good luck, to this good company presents ten thousand pounds with J Lee's compliments" (long s used - so difficult to read initiallly). These sort of cards were often used at twetfth night parties
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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
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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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