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Das Bretspiel. [Board games.]
Das Bretspiel. [Board games.]
J: E: Nilson, inv: et excud: Aug: Vind: [Augsburg, Germany, c.1750.]
Rare etching with small margins, ceramic design?, 190 x 290mm. 7½ x 11½". Margins a little trimmed. Two creases to lower left corner.
Two groups of figures in fashionable contemporary costume arranged around gaming tables, playing draughts and backgammon; the composition features a view of landscaped grounds, the whole almost completely framed by ornate scrollwork and foliage. From a book of designs or ornament prints; numbered '3' upper right. By Johann Esaias Nilson (1721 - 1788), ornamental designer and printmaker, called 'the German Watteau'.
[Ref: 27808]   £260.00  
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[German instructive game.]
[German instructive game.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Copper engraved broadsheet, very scarce. 380 x 310mm, 15 x 12¼". Tears in margins.
A game with ninety numbered squares, similar to an old tombola or type of raffle, each with small illustrations with words in Gothic script underneath.
[Ref: 16834]   £620.00  
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Regelment van Sint Nicolaas Spel.
Regelment van Sint Nicolaas Spel.
Lith. Gebr. Braakensiek.
Uitgave van J.Vlieger, Amsterdam. [n.d., c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph. 595 x 445mm, 23½ x 17½". Folded three times with breaks on the folds.
A Dutch goose-game, chasing St Nicholas's presents at Christmas, with the rules printed in the centre.
[Ref: 16552]   £230.00  
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Derby Course The Steeple Chase Game.
Derby Course The Steeple Chase Game.
[Anon., British, n.d., c.1860.]
Folding lithographic board game, scarce, original green paper-covered boards; 'Rules' within the oval track incorporating seven hand-coloured illustrations of horse riding and fences/obstacles; vignette cornerpieces. Total 425 x 235mm, 16¾ x 9¼". Corners bumped, boards a little scuffed and stained. Two halves of print detached at hinge.
A fine example of popular Victorian family entertainment.
[Ref: 23270]   £230.00  
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The
The "Town Puzzle." Sold at all Stationers, etc. The Puzzle is to place the six pieces of Card so as to spell the name of one Town. There are Four different Towns.- (See on flap of Envelope).
Entered at Stationers' Hall. [c.1850]
Envelope containing six pieces of card, each imprinted on both sides with a three-letter sequence, with solution.
Game whose objective is to spell out the names of towns in England using the pieces of card provided.
[Ref: 42477]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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