Games & Toys

  • # 29224

    DAVIES & CO.

    Studio portrait of a young girl posing with her doll. Melbourne, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 96 x 65 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Davies & Co., Photographers. 5, Collins St. West (3 Doors from Elizabeth St.) Melbourne’; the print has some light surface rubbing and the bottom edge of the mount has been trimmed.

  • # 27807

    J. W. Spear and Sons

    The Grand Race game

    New York : J. W. S. & S., circa 1890. Thick board, 200 x 410 mm, folding, recto with colour printed design featuring horses and riders in a jumps race, the playing surface in good condition with mild rubbing and edge wear, verso with draughts board, boards exterior heavily rubbed. Printed in Bavaria, an attractive …

  • # 27384

    BASE, Graeme (1958 - )

    Animalia. 2 x 150 piece puzzles

    [Melbourne] : Doublebase, 1986. Presumed first edition. Illustrated box (270 x 370 x 50 mm) containing two 150 piece jigsaw puzzles: Ingenious Iguanas Improvising an Intricate Impromptu on Impossibly Impractical Instruments; and the double sheet Jovial Jackals Juggling Jugs of Jelly in the Jungle / Kid Kookaburra and Kelly Kangaroo Kidnapping Kitty Koala.  Includes the riddle sheet. Slight …

  • # 27383

    BASE, Graeme (1958 - )

    Animalia. 750 piece puzzle : Lazy Lions Lounging in the Local Library

    ]Melbourne] : Murfett Regency, 1986. Presumed first edition. Illustrated box (275 x 360 x 60 mm) containing a 750 piece jigsaw puzzle of Lazy Lions Lounging in the Local Library. Includes the riddle sheet. Slight wear to the box, a very good example. First published in 1986, Animalia by Graeme Base, is one of the most successful illustrated …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 20951

    KING, Christopher George (1865-1928)

    National Game Company lithographed printer’s proof for board games.

    [Melbourne : National Game Company, 1911]. Lithograph, printed in colour and gold ink, measures 750 x 1010 mm (sheet), folded to 190 x 260 mm; addressed on reverse to C. G. King Esq. of Hawthorn (Melbourne), with stamp postmarked 8MR11 [8 March 1911], pencil annotations ‘April 1911 5225′ and ’72 Ludo 2; 36 Courtship 1; …

  • # 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.