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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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GV1199 S88 copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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GV1199 S88 copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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.
Cottage of content, or, Toys, games, and amusements of nineteenth century England, 39
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 124-125
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 475
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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Cottage of Content, or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England (Yale Center for British Art, November 2, 1977-December 31, 1977) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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