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Title:
The bird-catcher : a merry round game for the table or the fireside.
Published/Created:
London : William Spooner, 1857.
Physical Description:
1 game (12 cards) : hand-colored lithographs ; each card 9 x 7 cm, in wallet 11 x 15 cm and 12 pages ; 13 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .B57 1857
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Title from title page of booklet.
Includes 12 hand-colored cards depicting a turkey, lapwing, goose, jackdaw, sparrow, duck, cock, starling, jay, owl, lark, and parrot, each with a distinctive call printed beneath (e.g., "Trilling! Trilling!" for the lark). The object is for players to imitate the call of his or her assigned bird when their bird is called out in the story given on pages [7]-15 of the accompanying booklet. Players who fail face a fine, or have their bird trapped or killed.
Issued in a cloth-covered wallet, with illustrated title label on front cover.
BAC: British Art Center copy complete with 12 cards, booklet, and wallet.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Birds.
Birdsongs.
Games -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Card games.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1857.
Contributors:
Spooner, William, active 1831-1854, publisher.
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