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Mosaic amusement.
London : Printed by Thompson and Vincent, 1855.
Physical Description:
50 tiles : wood, black & yellow ; in wooden box 14 x 14 x 2 cm and 4, [8] pages : illustrations ; 12 x 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1489 .M67 1855 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title and imprint from front cover of the booklet.
Printer's name from page [12].
"The accompaning box contains fifty triangular pieces of wood, which can be arranged in an almost endless variety of ways, according to the taste and ingenuity of the owner ... By its use the eye and hand are trained to a familiarity with regular geometrical forms ... At the same time, they have the pleasure of imitating, on a small scale, a sort of manufacture called Mosaic Work, which is now being extensively revived and adopted, and which there were many beautiful examples in the Great Exhibition of 1851."--Page [1] of booklet.
Booklet includes patterns of designs that can be arranged using the tiles (pages [5]-[11]).
BAC: In original color wooden box with sliding lid.
Subject Terms:
Geometry, Non-Euclidean.
Tessellations (Mathematics)
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Thompson and Vincent, printer.

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