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Title(s):

The majestic game of the Asiatic ostrich.

Published/Created:
London : William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, [approximately 1825]
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet : hand-colored engraving, on linen ; 51 x 41 cm, folded (in slipcase) to 17 x 13 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1312 .M35 1825
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
William Darton traded at this address from 1811 to 1829. See: Brown, London publishers and printers, 1800-1870.
The hand-colored engraved sheet is mounted in nine sections on linen, showing an ostrich with twenty egg-shaped portraits of dignitaries, including George IV in the center.
Issues in marbled-paper slipcase with a pictorial label bearing the title: The majestic game of the Asiatic ostrich, uniting the double object of imparting knowledge with diversion to the mind of youth.
Title from game sheet.
Publisher's advertisement for Darton's map, print and chart warehouse on verso of playing board.
Shefrin, J. Ingenious contrivances, 28
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 70-71
BAC: British Art Center copy includes publisher's original slipcase.
The game appears to offer a lesson in the ranks and dignities of the British peerage, clergy, and military.
Subject Terms:
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Great Britain.
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Nobility -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Games -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1825.
Contributors:
Darton, William, 1755-1819, publisher.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art).
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