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Why, what, and because, or, The road to the temple of knowledge / T.H. Jones, del. et litho.

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Why, what, and because

Road to the temple of knowledge

Sallis's new tee-to-tum game, Why? what? & because

Third edition.
London : W. Sallis, [approximately 1855]
[London] : Passmore, printer, 45 Borough Road
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored lithograph ; 33 x 44 cm folded to 33 x 22 cm. and 8 pages ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .W49 1855+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title and imprint from playing board.
Printer information from foot of front cover.
Undated. Date from Linda Hannas's The English jigsaw puzzle 1760 to 1890 p. 151. Hannas describes a dissected version of this table game.
With publisher's advertisements on back cover.
"London : William Sallis, 5, Cross Key Square, Little Britain."--Foot of back cover.
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 52-53
Whitehouse, F.R.B. Table games of Georgian and Victorian days, pages 41-42
Hannas, Linda. The English jigsaw puzzle, 1760-1890, page 151
BAC: British Art Center copy includes booklet with game rules.
Game fills oval snail-trail track with scenes showing scientific phenomena and inventions: lightening, thunder, hot-air balloon, thermometer, steam, snow, swimming, telescope, diving bell, ending with the crowning of two successful pupils in the Temple of Knowledge.
Subject Terms:
Educational games.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1855.
Jones, T. H., illustrator.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)
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