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Pease, Richard H., 1813–1869

The merry round game of the busy bee and butterfly, or, The good and bad passions.

Additional Title(s):

Caption title, on printed instructions: Busy bee and the gay butterfly, or, The good and bad passions : a merry round game

Albany : Lithographed and published by Richd. H. Pease, 516 Broadway, Temple of Fancy, [1850]
Physical Description:
1 card game (32 cards) : illustrations ; each card 8.4 x 7 cm, in box 9.0 x 13.7 x 3 cm and [4] pages ; 16 x 16 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1243 .B87 1850
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The 32 playing cards include: 6 colored cards (butterfly, bee, bee hive, wasp, good humour, and bad humour); 26 uncolored cards depicting good and bad passions, each with a moralizing phrase.
The good passions are: Benevolence, Affection, Fortitude, Generosity, Humility, Joyousness, Kindness, Love, Modesty, Tenderness, Urbanity, and Zeal. The bad passions are: Conceit, Deceit, Envy, Excitability, Irritability, Obstinacy, Pride, Quarrelsomeness, Revenge, Selfishness, Vanity, Wrath, Wise Head, and Negligence.
Date of publication from Games catalog : U.S. games through 1950.
Accompanied by a sheet of printed instructions ([4] pages). Publisher's advertisements, "Popular games for young people," page [4].
Title from box top.
Games catalog : U.S. games through 1950, page 100
BAC: British Art Center copy in original pink box, with lithographed illustration on box top. Imperfect: lacks counters described in printed directions.
"The game of the Bee and the Butterfly has been constructed with a view to awaken and exercise the judgment of young people. At the same time, the inventor has endeavored, in the form of an amusement, to impress on the mind, the effects of the good and bad passions, as they are in action, and are daily occurring. He has, at all events, taken entirely new ground, and hopes that amongst the numerous excellent games of an educational character now before the public, one which appeals directly to the feelings, might meet with approval."--Directions, page [1].
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain.
Lithographs -- 1850.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1850.
Games -- Great Britain.
Card games.
Recreations -- Great Britain.

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