Games & Toys

  • # 20016

    WALLIS, John (Senior)

    Wallis’s new dissected map of Asia

    Engraved from the latest authorities for the use of young students in geography. London (42 Skinner Street) : John Wallis, circa 1813. Engraved map of Asia and Australia, trimmed as issued without title or imprint, original hand colouring, pasted on wood and dissected into pieces (two of which are in facsimile, the Caspian Sea and central …

  • # 20603

    Oceanie et Australie cinquieme partie du monde

    Paris : Bouasse-Lebel, [c 1860]. Engraved map, 31 x 43cm, with hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected to form a jigsaw puzzle, original backing paper, a few stains, complete. A charming puzzle map of Oceania. The maps were usually unbound sheets from an atlas.

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 18893

    [JAMAR, Jacques]; [COMET, Rita]

    Photograph album containing portraits of a Belgian Lazarist missionary to China, and including a group of late Qing traditional paper and silk Chinese dolls. Circa 1903-1964

    Photograph album, circa 1900. Small oblong quarto (165 x 235 mm), half morocco with ornamental gilt rule over faux crocodile papered boards, original floral-patterned lining papers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of bookseller and stationer Gilon, Verviers (Belgium); [20] leaves of thick card, containing 4 cabinet card format portrait photographs of Lazarist missionary Father Jacques …

  • # 13747

    KLINGER, Johann Georg; MULLER, Johann Wolfgang

    Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde

    Also titled: Description de differens peuples remarquables des cinq parties du monde. Nüremberg : J. G. Klinger, 1805-1807. Second edition. Original box of red paper over card, 114 x 100 x 105 mm, with gilt embossed decoration, the lid lettered in gilt Jeu de voyage des cinq parties du monde (corners bumped); the box in three compartments: …

  • # 16523

    KLINGER, J. G. (firm)

    [GLOBE] The earth.

    Published by J. G. Klinger in Nuremberg. Constructed, delineated and etched by J. A. Buhler. Nuremberg : J[ohann]. G[eorg]. Klinger, [between 1841 – 1852]. Wooden and plaster globe (6 inches in diameter), covered with 12 glazed and hand-coloured gores, fitted and spinning with metal polar axis in a circular card box, the lid provided in …

  • # 17231

    A. BROWN & SONS

    [QUEENSLAND] Little people in other lands alphabet.

    London : A. Brown & Sons, Ltd., 5, Farringdon Avenue, E.C. and at Hull and York, [between 1890 and 1900]. Complete set of 26 large format alphabet cards, each 225 x 190 mm, chromolithograph printed on thin board, each with an upper and lower case version of a letter and an illustration of a young …

  • # 17197

    "CAVENDISH"

    [PLAYING CARDS] Patience games

    / with examples played through. Illustrated with numerous diagrams. London : Thos. De La Rue & Co., 1890. First edition. Oblong quarto, original blind blocked tan cloth (bright and unrubbed), upper board and spine lettered in gilt, lower board with publisher’s device in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 216, [8] publisher’s advertisements, illustrated; contents fresh, …

  • # 17156

    NAPOLEON, Antonio F.

    Photographic portrait of a young girl on a rocking horse, Barcelona, circa 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Antonio F. Napoleon, Barcelona; the albumen print has some mottling in the negative, but is in very good condition; the mount is fine.

  • # 17399

    BRYANT & MAY (VIC.)

    The Brymay toy book

    Richmond, Vic. : Bryant &​ May, [1928?]. Royal octavo, lacking the illustrated wrappers, staple bound, [23] pp, colour illustrations; internally clean. Muir 1177. Manual on making toys from match-boxes, by the Melbourne match company Bryant & May. Although this is a defective copy lacking the wrappers, it still offers the beautiful colour illustrations inside, including one …

  • # 17089

    Robin’s jig-saw story book

    London : John Leng & Co., [c1940]. Quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards; an unusual children’s novelty book with 5 individual jigsaw puzzles bound in as the pages with accompanying text; some light handling marks, otherwise in very good condition, complete. Scarce.

  • # 16438

    JOUY, E. V.

    Jeu de cartes instructif : Histoire ancienne.

    Paris : A. A. Renouard, [circa 1810]. Original box of marbled paper over thick card (lid and bottom side of box now lost), 112 x 73 x 30 mm; containing 48 numbered cards printed on thick laid paper, each 100 x 70 mm, with engraved cartouche and text recto; the cards offering a medallion woodcut …

  • # 16087

    Chromolithograph label for children’s puzzle Atlas Geographique

    Chromolithograph, 255 x 335 mm, printed for the lid of a box for a French set of geographical puzzles, circa 1910. The colourful design features women from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania, with similar tableau vignettes surrounding them. In one corner is a tableau of Australian wildlife, with kangaroos, a lyre bird, emu, …

  • # 5278

    SAUSSINE, L. (publisher)

    [CHILDREN’S GAME] Loto des 5 parties du monde. Race humaines, productions végétales et animales

    Paris : Saussine, Edit., [circa 1890]. Box of thick card, 430 x 340 x 45 mm, the lid with superb chromolithograph illustration featuring five female figures symbolising the five regions of the world, surrounded by images of the flora and fauna of the entire world arranged by continent; the box contains twelve chromolithographed playing boards, …

  • # 13972

    BASSET, Paul-André (active 1785-1815)

    Jeu instructif des peuples et costumes des quatre parties du monde et des Terres Australes

    Paris : Chez Basset … rue St. Jacques … 1815. Copper engraving on thick laid paper, 490 x 650 mm, a game board in the form of a spiral track comprising 63 numbered cartouches with vignette illustrations of inhabitants of all regions of the globe, including representations of the native peoples of New Holland, Tahiti, …

  • # 14043

    SALA

    [ZEPPELIN] Das lenkbare Luftschiff : ein aktuelles Gesellschaft-Spiel

    [Berlin : Sala, c. 1910]. Box of thick card, 410 x 310 x 35 mm, the lid with chromolithographed illustration of an airship and game title in German; containing a chromolithographed playing board, 580 x 790 mm, folding to 290 x 395 mm; 6 painted pewter playing pieces in the form of airships, each approximately …