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The picture alphabet for a good child.
[England?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1850]
Physical Description:
1 game (35 cards, 1 box) ; box 9 cm high x 7 cm in diameter, cards 53 mm in diameter
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PE1155 .P53 1850 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Issued in a cylindrical lacquer wooden box.
Title from illustrated label on box top.
A copy of the game in the collections of the Lilly Library bears a presentation inscription dated 1860.
The illustrations are wood-engraved.
BAC: British Art Center copy complete. The illustrations are hand-colored.
Educational alphabet game with 35 round cards. On the reverse of cards A-Z are pictures of items corresponding to a given letter (e.g., a butterfly on the card for B). Nine double sided cards have lower case and upper case letters, numbers 0-9, and simple sounds "ba, do, so" etc. The title label on the box top illustrates a woman playing the game with a young child.
Subject Terms:
English language -- Alphabet.
Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Games -- Great Britain.
Playing cards.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Wood engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1850.

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