We believe published to mark George IV’s coronation – making it the first game to mark a coronation
William Darton – Map Seller – 58 Holburn Hill London
The Majestic Game of the Asiatic Ostrich, – Condition: Slipcase – a little dark but undamaged / manufacture’s label on the back / Photocopy of rules / Playing Sheet is very beautiful and in very good condition – no tears or paper damage – but there is some light foxing
On the back there is another advert for “Darton’s Map Print and Chart Warehouse….Books of Roads and Fairs And Works highly necessary for the Traveller and the Man of Business”
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
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 –
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.
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.
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.
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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