Les Jeux des jeunes garçons représentés en 25 gravures à l'aqua-tints d'après les dessins de Xavier Le Prince ; avec l'explication détaillée des règles de chaque jeu ; accompagnées de fables nouvelles par MM. Armand-Gouffé, Le Franc, etc. et suivis d'anecdotes relatives à chaque jeu. (A Paris : Chez P.C. Lehuby, [n.d., after 1822?]) Noted as “sixieme edition” in the preface. - Scenes of juvenile ludic life in France in the early part of the 19th century. -
May 18, 2009
The records of The Jumble Club, a group dedicated to playing whist (and *only* whist) which thrived in Glasgow, Scotland, approximately between 1799 and 1877. The records consist of 4 ledgers containing minutes of meetings, with additional meeting minutes, inventories, insurance policy, checkbook. flyers and other related papers and ephemera. And they came in a lovely metal coffer, complete with a set of keys, none of which fit the box lock.
May 4, 2009
. . . and harried pets. [circa 1890, in the collection of the Beinecke Library as part of a salesman's sample book, including Young People's History of the World. Possibly never published.]
April 14, 2008
Images of the Delsarte system of expression, popularized in the 1880s and found in the volume: The Popular Entertainer and Self-Instructor in Elocution (Chicago: Conkey, 1898) [in the collection of the Beinecke Library as part of a salesman's sample book, including Wood's Natural History for Children]
April 11, 2008