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Creator:
Newton, T.
Title(s):

The mansion of bliss : a new game for the amusement of youth / by T. Newton ...

Additional Title(s):

New game of The mansion of bliss

Published/Created:
London : Published by W. Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 1822.
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored engraving ; sheet 57 x 45 cm, folded to 19 x 11 cm and 13, [3] pages ; 19 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .N4 1822
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Title from game sheet. Date from accompanying booklet.
First published in 1810.
Mounted on linen, with 34 illustrations arranged in a spiral formation.
Accompanied by a booklet of 16 pages, the title page of which reads: The new game of the mansion of bliss: in verse. By Tho. Newton. London : William Darton, 58, Holborn-Hill, 1822.
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 44-45
Selected exhibitions: "Instruction and Delight: Children's Games from the Ellen and Arthur Liman Collection" (Yale Center for British Art, 17 January-23 May, 2019).
BAC: British Art Center copy includes printed booklet and slipcase.
Each numbered square has a moralizing rhyme for the players to read with rewards and penalties noted. The players who lands on square 20, for example, is a "Truant" and must lose his turn twice: "The truant to School must return, For such negligence cannot be look'd o'er; / And stay while each player turns twice,/ Then, perhaps, he'll be guilty no more." The winner was the first player to reach the "Mansion of Bliss" at the center of the board.
Subject Terms:
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature.
Educational games.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Form/Genre:
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1822.
Contributors:
Darton, William, 1755-1819, publisher.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)
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