Games & Toys

  • # 18024

    Maker unknown.

    Grand jeu de la géographie avec costumes coloriées

    [France] : s.l., s.n., circa 1820. Carnet of thick blue card, 110 x 75 mm, with hand coloured engraved title label depicting inhabitants from the four corners of the world, containing 25 hand coloured cards on blue paper backing, each depicting a male and female inhabitant from a different region, with accompanying descriptive text. Fine condition. …

  • # 18724

    MANNING, James

    Model of the Earth

    London : J. Manning, c.1860. Miniature globe, 1¾” (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colour, two axis pins, in the original decorative cardboard box with brass mount rings; the globe in fine condition, the box with a mild amount of wear. A miniature globe from the mid nineteenth-century, with Alaska still marked as Russian Territory …

  • # 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


    [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 …

  • # 17153


    Photographic portrait of a young girl with stick and hoop, Melbourne, circa 1870

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Botterill, Portrait Painter and Photographer, 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne’; the albumen print is in good condition with some pale foxing; the mount is clean. A fine vignetted portrait by the talented artist-photographer John Botterill. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, …

  • # 17197


    [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


    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, …

  • # 1066

    Maker unknown

    [CHILDREN’S GAME] Jigsaw puzzles with soldiers from different eras

    [France, c 1890]. Oblong box of very thick board (370 x 250 x 35 mm, the lid with a superb, colourful paste-down illustration depicting nine types of uniformed soldier (Swiss, Belgian, Swedish, Chinese, Turkish, Romanian, Austrian, German and Spanish). The box contains three chromolithographic panels pasted onto wood and cut into jigsaw puzzles; each puzzle …

  • # 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

    $6,000 USD 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 …

  • # 7879

    WALKER, John

    Walker’s geographical pastime exhibiting a complete voyage round the world in two hemispheres.

    $5,000 USD London : William Darton, 1816. Engraved map of the world on two sheets laid on linen, each dissected into 12 panels and measuring 520 x 485 mm, original hand colouring, housed in the original marbled papered box with engraved title label depicting an Englishman demonstrating the use of a globe to a native …