1699 - 1952 CHILDREN'S BOOKS (including COMICS, DRAWINGS, GAMES AND TOYS)
- Paper on blocks sl. yellowed. Key leaves brown stains. Box worn and plate on lid browned and stained.
- Trifle darkened. = Cary FRA 218. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.
- Cards are in mint condition. Corners of box trifle frayed. = Cary Collection FRA 201.
- Two corners lid split.
The Travellers set of Ivory Draughts. Miniature travel chequers set, British, ±1880, board box w. playing field w. bronze pins on each square, w. 24 holed ivory draughts (one set of 12 painted red), w. sliding board sleeve w. orig. lithogr. plate, 1,2x13,5x13,5 cm.
- Plate sl. rubbed and fingersoiled, otherwise fine.
- Sm. repair to box near left hinge front latch.
- The miniature set lacks 2 tiles and another set lacks 1 tile; miniature box lacks one side; a few tiles w. dam. corners.
AND a "Zak-Domino-Spel" (w. 28 chromolithogr. cards, in orig. sleeve w. "BD No. 333", ±1890).
- Puzzle sl. soiled and 3 pieces dam.; one piece w. two wormholes; lid w. crack and fingersoiled; lower wooden edge dam.
- Lacks 3 pieces and some small portions; all pieces (sl.) warped; a few pieces cracked; trifle foxed/ soiled; one blank corner piece w. pencil scribblings.
= Nice puzzle showing 7 (separate) figures/ scenes each w. captions below: "Decroteur à la Cire Luisante" (a gentleman having his shoes polished, next to a sign reading "Simon tient les chiens proprement Et sa Femme Vat en Ville"); "Ah mon Fils tu fais aboyer Finette avec ta Polichinelle, garre qu'il ne le dechire" (mother with son with Polichinelle puppet, Finette the dog trying to capture it); "Monsieur Ferlu. Du bon Portugal" (gentleman choosing an orange(?) from a peasant woman's basket); "La Vieille Mère javotte avec ses Choux, ses Oignons ses Carottes" (old woman selling vegetables); "Bon Vin de Bourgogne qui rougit la Trogne" (wine seller); "N'en à tu pas asses Vilain Ivrogne" (drunk man with his wife); "Versez tout plein à l'Auteur à Sec. À Boire à la Plume" (seller of an alcoholic drink).
- Box trifle worn. A few lithogr. plates loosening from boards/ chips.
- Paper over box worn/ dam. along extremities. Contents fine. = Cf. Papertoys, p.129.
- Box worn along edges; lithograph on lid browned and scratched. Otherwise a fine set.
= Rare French lottery game. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXI.
- One counter not completely matching the others and w. number on it traced w. black felt-tip pen. Box sl. unset and lacking key.
AND 2 domino sets, both (late) 19th cent.: 28 wood-and-bone tiles w. metal pin in wooden box w. sliding lid and "Zak-Domino-Spel" (28 chromo-lithogr. cards in orig. sleeve).
- Without the original box. Otherwise complete. Sl. fingersoiled. Original upper lid dam.
= Krahé 118; Friedrich/ Von Katzenheim p.282. Very rare.
- Paper over box sl. rubbed. = Cf. Papertoys, p.129.
- Boxes sl. rubbed along extremities.
The Popular Puzzle Compendium. London, R. Journet, ±1920, lidded board box w. 9 separate tanglement puzzles w. nickel or cast iron parts,
- Extremities box sl. rubbed.
AND 6 other boxes w. metal tanglement puzzles, ±1910-1950, i.a. published by JEUX ET JOUETS FRANÇAIS (JJF) (i.a. "Le dragon et son casque").
= I.a. The SPEECH DAY PUZZLE (metal balls in the correct hole), THE BOWLING GREEN PUZZLE (separating a piece of quicksilver and distributing it in as much holes as possible); THE PIGYBAK PUZZLE (metal balls on top of cubes and then in correct order).
- Not all pegs identical: 3 ident. larger ones (possibly not belonging to this game or these two copies; 1x tip broken off), 5 ident. narrow small ones and 67 more or less ident. (shape as well as size) medium ones; the containers do not originally belong to these boards; one board w. wooden strips nailed to verso to fit on sliding container (not present) (the other board does and did not have these).
= Travel versions, probably French.