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The New Game of Human Life with Rules for Playing: being the most Agreeable & Rational Recreation

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
392
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

The New Game of Human Life with Rules for Playing: being the most Agreeable & Rational Recreation ever Invented for Youth of both Sexes. London: John Wallis, 1790.
One engraved sheet, hand-colored, dissected into sixteen panels and mounted on linen, as issued; rare, ESTC locates only the copy at the Bodleian, no North American libraries with holdings; housed in the original publisher's slipcase, made of light board and covered in pink paper, with the engraved title trimmed to oval shape and pasted on the outside; the game board generally bright, with good color, some thumbing, toning, a few spots, and manuscript notes in the margin and on the verso, 27 1/4 x 19 in. when unfolded; the slipcase darkened, worn, with a short tear on the left top opening, 5 x 7 in. in the case.
Estimate $800-1,000


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London, John Wallis

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