Games & Toys

  • # 33962


    Our Union

    Cincinnati, Ohio : The Fireside Game Company, 1896. Card game comprising a set of 52 cards (plus one spare “blank” card) with attractively designed chromolithograped backs, the fronts with maps and brief statistical information for each of the States of the Union; in the original box (93 x 66 x 20 mm), with the original folding …

  • # 34908

    C. G. GRAMP & SONS

    [WINE] Drink & enjoy Gramp’s Orlando Gold Medal wines : compel your appreciation.

    Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley, S.A. : C. G. Gramp & Sons, [c.1950]. Four playing cards, each 90 x 58 mm, the backs with advertisements for Orlando wines; three in very good condition, one a little darkened from handling.

  • # 33703

    WALLIS, John and WALLIS, Edward

    The Naturalist, a new game – moral and instructive.

    London : John Wallis, March 15, 1813  / Edward Wallis, 1820. Engraved game board with original hand colouring, dissected and laid on linen, folded, the full dimensions 492 x 380 mm, with the imprint Published March 13, 1813 by John Wallis, No. 42 Skinner Street, Snow Hill, London; housed in the original card slipcase, with hand coloured …

  • # 34764

    SALLIS, William (1782 - 1865)

    Sallis’s new tee-to-tum game, the Pyramid of History :

    by the author of Why? What? and Because : or, the Road to the Temple of Knowledge. A new edition. Little Britain [London] : William Sallis, circa 1852. Board game, 330 x 220 mm (closed); 440 x 330 mm (open), lithographed paper over boards (worn and stained), cloth spine, the upper board with ornate title label, …

  • # 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; …

  • # 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.

  • # 17973

    BRUÉ, Adrian Hubert

    A rare cased atlas of eight large folding maps of the world

    Paris : Chez J. Goujon et J. Andriveau, 1827. A large book-form box made of stiff card, 250 mm tall, gilt-decorated papered sides, silk draw ribbon, the ‘spine’ made of crushed morocco styled in compartments, with gilt ornamentation and the lettering ‘Atlas par H. Brué’, listing the eight maps contained within: ‘Mappemonde; Europe; Asie; Afrique; …

  • # 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. …

  • # 31139

    JOUY, Victor-Joseph Etienne de

    Sixième jeu de cartes géographiques, orné de figures gravées avec soin et représentant les différens peuples de la terre dans le costume particulier à chacun d’eux; destiné à l’instruction et à l’amusement de la jeunesse des deux sexes.

    Paris : Renouard, [circa 1810]. Original box of marbled paper over thick card, 112 x 73 x 30 mm, with pasted-down illustrated label to front, lacking the upper half of the box, containing 48 numbered cards printed on thick laid paper, each 100 x 70 mm, with engraved cartouche and text recto; the cards represent different …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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


    [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 …

  • # 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 …