February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 51
 

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[Games] Wallis, Edward
Wallis's Locomotive Game of Railroad Adventures

London: Edward Wallis, no date (ca. 1840s). Large folding game, comprising 15 hand-colored aquatint panels; mounted to linen; 19 5/8 x 24 in. (498 x 609 mm); mounted to red and black striped cloth-covered folder (7 x 5 3/8 in; 178 x 136 mm), stamped in gilt, rebacked; marbled endpapers; scattered light soiling and toning to panels. Together with: Rules for Playing the Locomotive Game of Railroad Adventures London: Edward Wallis, no date (ca. 1840s). 12mo. 12 pp. Original limp tan printed wrappers, lightly worn, scattered light soiling.

A charming forward-backward locomotive-themed game, produced during the height of the railroad boom in the nineteenth-century. Players traverse the board stopping at different stations and locales, with dangers and fortune at every turn. A fascinating view of a once new and revolutionary technology that gripped the county's imagination.

Sold for $5,355
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

London: Edward Wallis, no date (ca. 1840s). Large folding game, comprising 15 hand-colored aquatint panels; mounted to linen; 19 5/8 x 24 in. (498 x 609 mm); mounted to red and black striped cloth-covered folder (7 x 5 3/8 in; 178 x 136 mm), stamped in gilt, rebacked; marbled endpapers; scattered light soiling and toning to panels. Together with: Rules for Playing the Locomotive Game of Railroad Adventures London: Edward Wallis, no date (ca. 1840s). 12mo. 12 pp. Original limp tan printed wrappers, lightly worn, scattered light soiling.

A charming forward-backward locomotive-themed game, produced during the height of the railroad boom in the nineteenth-century. Players traverse the board stopping at different stations and locales, with dangers and fortune at every turn. A fascinating view of a once new and revolutionary technology that gripped the county's imagination.

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