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Title(s):

A survey of London, by a party of tarry-at-home travellers : a new game to amuse & instruct a company of friends.

Published/Created:
London : Wm. Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, [1820]
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored engraving ; 50 x 40 cm, folded to 17 x 14 cm, in slipcase 18 x 15 cm and 40 pages ; 16 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 S88 copy 1
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 S88 copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 S88 copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Title from game board.
The accompanying booklet is titled: "Explanation, or key, to A survey of London, by a party of tarry-at-home travellers. A new game, to amuse and instruct a company of friends. To which are added, the rules of the game. London: William, Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, 1820."
Date of publication from Explanation booklet.
Issued in a paperboard slipcase, with illustrated title label. Case title continues: "By William Darton."
In nine sections, mounted on canvas.
Abbey, J.R. Life 475
Cottage of content, or, Toys, games, and amusements of nineteenth century England, 39
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 124-125
Selected exhibitions: “The Cottage of Content : or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England" (Yale Center for British Art, November 2 - December 31, 1977).
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 includes game board and booklet, in original slipcase. Pasted to the verso of game board is a printed advertisement for maps, plans, and charts sold by William Darton.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is the Abbey copy. Imperfect: lacks booklet.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 is imperfect: consists of the booklet only.
Subject Terms:
Historic buildings -- England -- London.
London (England) -- Description and travel.
Tourism -- England -- London.
Form/Genre:
Board games.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1820.
Contributors:
Darton, William, 1755-1819, publisher.
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