Games & Toys

  • # 27846

    MANNING, James

    Model of the Earth

    London : J. Manning, circa 1860. Miniature globe, 1¾” (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colouring, two axis pins; in the original cylindrical morocco box; the globe and box in fine condition (box label in facsimile). A beautiful miniature globe from the mid nineteenth century. Alaska is still marked as Russian Territory (pre-1867). On the …

  • # 26489

    PARKER BROTHERS

    The Street Car game

    Salem, MA : Parker Brothers, circa 1903. Illustrated box (225 x 380 x 22 mm) featuring a vibrant image of the ‘Zebra Street’ street car filled with animal passengers heading to ‘Monkeyville’; game board pasted to inside lower half of box, printed rules inside the lid; includes spinner and eight counters; some wear to corners …

  • # 27175

    W. BUTCHER & SONS LTD.

    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 …

  • # 26267

    LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)

    Le tour du monde, ou Jeu du petit voyageur.

    Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …

  • # 25828

    NATIONAL GAME COMPANY

    Snakes and ladders

    Melbourne : National Game Co., [c.1920]. “Copyright no. 9557”. Thick board, 370 x 370 mm, folding, recto with colour printed design  verso with pictorial title label, some old marking and staining. A moral version of this game, in which virtues such as truthfulness and forgiveness are the ladders and undesirable human qualities such as cruelty …

  • # 25211

    NIHON SHONEN.

    [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 …

  • # 24933

    Anon.

    A set of alphabet ‘building cards’ featuring animals including the kangaroo

    [S.l. : s.n., circa 1890]. A collection of thick cards each 100 x 60 mm, each with a letter of the alphabet and animal (many are in duplicate or triplicate), the verso with a chromolithograph image of the animal, the top of each card with an interlocking piece so that a house of cards can …

  • # 24799

    EMBASSY GAMES

    The Embassy Games Draught Board

    Made in Australia. Australia : Embassy Games, circa [1930]. folding game board, papered boards with cloth spine, 365 x 365 mm (opened), light wear, else very good.

  • # 24801

    NATIONAL GAME COMPANY

    Snakes and ladders

    Melbourne : National Game Co., [c.1920]. “Copyright no. 9557”. Thick board, 370 x 370 mm, folding, recto with colour printed design  verso with pictorial title label, mild amount of staining. A moral version of this game, in which virtues such as truthfulness and forgiveness are the ladders and undesirable human qualities such as cruelty and …

  • # 22215

    Newton Family

    [COOK]. Newton & Berry’s new terrestrial globe 1831.

    [London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (39 mm) 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 the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine …

  • # 24043

    [WING FAT CHEUNG]

    [MAHJONG] Directions of playing “Chinese Game of Four Winds”

    [Cover title]. Also titled: The directions for playing “Ma Jong”. [Hongkong : Wing Fat Cheung, c.1920]. Octavo (190 x 130 mm), pictorial wrappers (foxed and chipped at corners, upper wrapper with ink marks), original owner’s inscriptions to upper wrapper and first page ‘Chow Bar Kee, No. 22 Hankow Road, Kowloon’, string bound, 22 pp, line …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22671

    Around the world with Nellie Bly

    New York : McLoughlin Brothers, c. 1890. Game board, 415 x 400 mm, chromolithograph playing board in two sheets, folding, with vignettes of Nellie Bly, Jules Verne, a steam ship and a steam train. Fine condition. Housed in original box with chromolithograph illustration, containing spinner card and four wooden counters. “Famed woman journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth …

  • # 22557

    DARTON, William (1781-1854)

    The world dissected upon the best principles to teach youth geography.

    London : made by William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 1820. Jigsaw puzzle map of the world in two hemispheres, dissected and laid on mahogany, in the publisher’s original wooden box with sliding lid, paper labels to the lid and sides, ‘Darton, London. Warranted’; also titled ‘The world from the best authorities’. A rare early puzzle …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21871

    NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)

    [SYDNEY]. Godaishu Kanyu Sugoroku [Boardgame of a World Trip]

    Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …