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An arithmetical pastime : intended to infuse the rudiments of arithmetic, under the idea of amusement.

London : Published ... by John Wallis, No. 16 Ludgate Street, April 19th, 1798.
London : Printed by Biggs and Co., Crane-Court, Fleet-Street, for John Wallis, 16, Ludgate Street
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored engraving ; 33 x 70 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .A78 1798
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title from letterpress portion of the game
Publisher from printed label on original slipcase.
Printer from letterpress.
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 158-161
Whitehouse, F.R.B. Table games of Georgian and Victorian days, pages 33-34
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 original slipcase, with printed title label.
Players learned arithmetic from tables printed in the corners of the boards and from the charts beneath the rules. The rhymes that correspond to the numbered circles provided additional moral lessons.
Subject Terms:
Arithmetic -- Games.
Arithmetic -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.
Conduct of life.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Mathematical recreations -- Juvenile literature.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1798.
Wallis, J. (John), -1818, publisher.
Biggs & Co., printer.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)