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Title(s):

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

Additional Title(s):

Why, what, and because

Road to the temple of knowledge

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

Edition:
Third edition.
Published/Created:
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.
Holdings:
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 Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
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.
Form/Genre:
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1855.
Contributors:
Jones, T. H., illustrator.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)
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