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Title(s):

The New Sphinx : an elegant collection of upwards of 500 enigmas, charades, rebusses, logogriphes, anagrams, conundrums, &c. &c. : to which are added, a number of ingenious problems.

Published/Created:
London : T. Tegg and Son, [approximately 1832]
[London] : Balne, printer
Physical Description:
144 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 11 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6371 .N48 1832
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The design of the title page and binding are very probably derived from the Egyptian Hall that stood in Piccadilly from 1812. The early 1830s was nearer the end of this phase of fashion in the Egyptian Revival. The folding plate resembles part board game and part zodiac with a nod to "Ancient Egypt."
Described in The Quarterly Review, 1832.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original brown cloth.
Subject Terms:
Charades.
Puzzles.
Rebuses.
Riddles.
Form/Genre:
Lithographs -- 1832.
Contributors:
T. Tegg & Son, publisher.
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