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Walker's tour through England and Wales : a new pastime.

Additional Title(s):

Tour through England and Wales

Title on slipcase: Walker's tour through England & Wales, a new geographical pastime

London : Published for the author ... by W. & T. Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, January 2nd 1809.
Physical Description:
1 game (1 board) : paper mounted on linen, color ; 53 x 65 cm, folded to 18 x 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1485 .W34 1809
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Dissected and mounted on linen.
Shefrin, J. Dartons, H2439
Whitehouse, F.R.B. Table games of Georgian and Victorian days, page 13
BAC: British Art Center copy in original paper slipcase. Slipcase label has imprint "Published for the author by Willm. Darton"--presumably dating from shortly after Thomas Darton left the partnership in 1811.
Map of England and Wales with playing directions and brief descriptions of boroughs and cities along either side. Playing pieces, consisting of a totum, pyramids, and counters, were not issued with the board.
Includes 118 locations numbered and described, starting in Kent, meandering up the east coast and down the west coast before running through the Midlands and Home Counties, finishing in London. "No. 1 Maidstone, Kent, a market town, situated on the river Medway ... an excellent paper is made here ... No. 65 Bath ... it is a great place for the nobility and gentry of the British Empire, and exceeds every town of England. No. 82 Birmingham ... an extensive trade is carried on in the hardware manufactures, and a vast variety of such articles, such as metal buttons, plated goods, japanned and paper ware &c. No. 92 Brightelmstone or Brighton, a town on the coast of Sussex. It was formally a poor mean place and inhabited only by fisherman, it is now become a large and fashionable town much frequented by company during the summer for sea-bathing, the present Prince of Wales often resides there ..."
Subject Terms:
Educational games -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
England -- Description and travel.
England -- Maps.
Geographical recreations -- Specimens.
Wales -- Description and travel.
Wales -- Maps.
Board games.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1809.
Walker, John, 1759-1830.
W. & T. Darton, publisher.

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