Games & Toys

  • # 40323

    JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.

    3 inch globe by W. & A. K. Johnston Limited

    Edinburgh and London : W. & A. K. Johnston Limited, [ca.1870]. Terrestrial pocket globe, 3 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in a fine modern turned mahogany case with …

  • # 42759


    Gay Monopoly : a celebration of gay life!

    West Hollywood, CA : The Parker Sisters, Division of Fire Island Games, Inc., [1983]. Board game, 26 x 51 x 4 cm, illustrated (light edge wear, one corner split), containing illustrated game board and card tray housing instruction booklet, 6 tokens, 2 dice, 30 Ollie’s Bar tokens, 12 bathhouses, 21 Family Pride cards, 16 Manhipulation …

  • # 41030

    MOFFATT, Tracey et alia

    Visionaire 30 : the game. Australia edition

    [New York] : Visionaire Publishing, 1999. Limited to 6000 numbered copies. A fine example. Issue 30 of the avant garde photography magazine, presented in the form of a game, featuring photographs by Australian artists and sitting in a box designed by Louis Vuitton. “30 GAME is not only a collection of art but also a …

  • # 40459

    DARTON, William

    [KANGAROO]. British and foreign animals : a new game, moral, instructive and amusing. Designed to allure the minds of youth to an acquaintance with the wonders of nature.

    London : William Darton, [1820]. Board game, engraved sheet (495 x 405), hand-coloured, dissected and laid on linen (some offsetting), publisher’s advertisement label, in original publisher’s card slipcase, marbled paper (edges worn), publisher’s label and large illustrated title label with images of the animals; without the printed rule book. ONE OF THE EARLIEST CHILDREN’S GAMES TO …

  • # 40288

    LETAILLE, Charles

    Croquis et Souvenirs d’un Artiste, ou détails les plus curieux d’un Voyage Autour du Monde.

    Récreation instructive. Dédiée à la jeunesse par Chles. Letaille. Paris : chez les Principaux Mds. de nouveautés pour Etrennes et Cadeaux [Charles Letaille, 30 rue Saint-Jacques], [ca. 1855]. Original box of papered card, 265 x 200 x 30 mm, the lid with embossed gilt border and hand-coloured lithographic onlay depicting a New Zealand scene with Māori; the …

  • # 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 …

  • # 37845


    [BOARD GAME] A Journey by Air

    Brimsdown, U.K. : Spear’s Games, [1939]. Folding game board of thin card, 210 x 310 mm, in excellent condition; in the original box, 250 x 180 x 25 mm (lid with child owner’s name and some pen marks, some minor edge and corner wear); the underside of the box lid has the printed rules; lacking …

  • # 37843


    [BOARD GAME] A Motor Ride For 2, 3 or 4 Players.

    [Ballarat and Melbourne], The National Game Company, [ca. 1940]. Folding game board printed directly onto thin card, 250 x 250 mm; in fine condition. A very good example of one of the later editions of this game. A scarce Australian-made and designed board game which reflects what it was still like to drive on Australian …

  • # 35151


    Missionary lotto.

    London : Church Missionary Society, [circa 1900]. “Second series. (Revised)”. Original card box, 235 x 115 x 21 mm, with title and imprint to lid (light marks and handling wear, but sturdy and without any edge or corner splits); the inside lid with printed Missionary Lotto Rules (mild foxing); the interior of the box is …

  • # 36856


    Studio portrait of a young boy posing next to a rocking horse. Adelaide, South Australia, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm; verso with gilt imprint of ‘Paris Photo. Compy. W. J. Lott, Manager. Photographers, Miniature & Portrait Painters. 164 Rundle St., opposite York Hotel, Adelaide’; both the print and mount in fine condition.

  • # 28901


    Bowles’s new one sheet map of Asia, divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States, and other subdivisions; laid down from observations of the most celebrated geographers.

    London : Bowles and Carver, 1801. Engraved map with original hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected, three blank replacement pieces (the lost pieces in the regions of Java, Sumatra and Hokkaido), the assembled map measuring 485 x 582 mm, housed in the original cedar box with sliding lid, letterpress title label. A fine early …

  • # 34602

    MONIN, Charles V.

    Mappe-monde 1833

    Paris : Charles V. Monin, 1833. Engraved map, 204 x 275 mm, with hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected to form a jigsaw puzzle, original backing card and paper wrapper with title in manuscript copperplate, some scattered foxing, complete. A charming puzzle map of the world. The maps were usually unbound sheets from an atlas.

  • # 34046

    Maker unknown.

    [CHILDREN’S GAME] Histoire naturelle

    [France : s.n., circa 1900]. Wooden box with hinged lid, 400 x 350 x 60 mm, original decorative paper covering with chromolithographed onlay to lid, with the title ‘Histoire naturelle‘ lettered in gold on red; the box contains 72 wooden puzzle cubes with chromolithographed paper surfaces, from which the child can potentially create a total …

  • # 21950


    The Standish “No Brake” life size doll

    New York : Elms & Sellon, circa 1910. Sheet of cloth, 715 x 855, printed with the image of a doll in the form of a girl, with two smaller dolls, for cutting, stuffing and sewing to make a play doll, instructions printed in English, German, French and Spanish, old folds, a very good example. …

  • # 27175


    Our colonies : Australia.

    London : W. Butcher & Sons, [circa 1910]. Series: Our Colonies. Chapter III. Australia (from the Primus Junior Lecturers’ Series, no. 742). Complete set of 8 hand-coloured magic lantern glass slides (each 80 x 80 mm), housed in their original box with illustrated lid (fine), and including the rarely seen ‘Lantern Lecture Reading’ information sheet for this …

  • # 25211


    [BOARD GAME; ANTARCTICA] Nankyoku Tanken Hikoki Sugoroku.

    [= Boardgame of the Antarctic Expedition by plane]. Tokyo : Jitsugyo no Nihonsha, 1911. Folded colour lithograph sheet, 730 x 540 mm, with illustrations by Akashi Sekish; together with the original playing markers with aeroplane designs printed on red, blue, yellow and white paper; a few insignificant insect holes (only noticeable when held to the …