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<B>1762 Royal Historical Game 1762
1762 Royal Historical Game
Stock #: ROY100
Our Price:  £175.00
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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 #: MISC576
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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>1787 - Rebus Cards by John Wallis 1787
1787 - Rebus Cards by John Wallis
Stock #: MISC574
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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 #: MISC242
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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 #: MISC566
Our Price:  £110.00
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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 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis 1790
c1790 - Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis
Stock #: MISC613
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An early edition of the cards probably published by J. Wallis 16 Ludgate Street c1790.
The cards contain the same information ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers of each county but in a less clear format - then the Later? edition which list the details under fixed sub-headings. There are copies of the 1799 version in V&A, Bodlian and Cary’s. These cards are earlier (having a long S) and we can find no reference to this version

Condition / Cards are very good, some fading but no damage – 49/50 (assumed) – No rules or wrapper

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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 #: MISC614
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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>1800 Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis 1799
1800 Geography of England and Wales believed to be by John Wallis
Stock #: MIS713
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A game of The Geography of England and Wales
There is an edition of a game similar to this in the V&A - published by J. Wallis 16 Ludgate Street c1790.
The cards contain the same information ie Boundaries, Extent, Principle Towns and Rivers of each county but in clearer format.
The V&A version has 52 cards. The Cary's version is also 52 cards (one per county). The details on thes appear the same but aligned differently.
This version is complete with 50 cards, the last two cards having two Welsh Counties on each, and being numbered to show there are 52 counties.


Geography of England and Wales - Condition / Cards are excellent no sign of use complete (50/50) – Original Rules sheet included / No wrapper
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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 #: MISC357
Our Price:  £225.00
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These two sheets of cards are cards from J Lee’s Comic Lottery Amusement.
We have had the complete set (44)(as cards) in the original wrapper in the past. Pictures can be provided to the buyer of this item if requested. 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>1810 Complete Puzzle Cards by 1810
1810 Complete Puzzle Cards by "a Friend to Youth" - Darton
Stock #: DAR110
Our Price:  £950.00
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An Entirely New Pack of Puzzle Cards by a Friend to Youth -
printed by W & T Darton, Holborn Hill London - c1806-1811.
These cards consist of a rebus style puzzle within a large oval frame - with the titles below. Engraved, uncolored, numbered 1-18. The engraving is very detailed and the cards are lovely.

Puzzle Cards - Condition / Rebus Cards (18/18) - complete - very good, just light use / Solutions - photocopy / no box

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