AN ENTIRE NEW PACK OF PUZZLE CARDS, by a Friend to Youth. 1809.
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Title AN ENTIRE NEW PACK OF PUZZLE CARDS, by a Friend to Youth.
Published London. W. and T. Darton. No date [circa 1809].
Stock Code 13652
Description A set of eighteen numbered cards, printed from wood-engravings, and a folded key sheet. Cards: 113 x74 mm. Sheet: 205 x 110 mm. Each card bears between two and five rebuses. The 'Solutions' sheet has an area of loss and has been laid down. The cards, apart from some light browning, are in excellent state. Presumably the cards together with the key sheet were issued in some sort of slipcase, but this is not present. They are contained in a modern cloth box with a leather title label. The cards were reissued in book form circa 1823, titled 'Peter Ponder's Book of Puzzles. Rare. See Shefrin, The Dartons H 1924. .