Puzzles

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  • DIVIDED SQUARE - PUZZLE. L’art à Parqueter. Die Kunst zu Parquetiren.
    DIVIDED SQUARE - PUZZLE. L’art à Parqueter. Die Kunst zu Parquetiren.

    No imprint or date, but German, circa 1860. A pine box, with sliding lid, containing two hardwood squares comprised of different shaped and naturally coloured wood pieces, together with four colour-printed sheets of designs. The sliding lid bears a pictorial colour-printed title label. Box: 265 x 265 x 30 mm. Clean tear in one sheet, without loss; box a little worn, and label worn also; else a remarkably good example of an unusually large puzzle.

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  • SPHINX INCRUENTA: or two hundred and twelve Enigmas and Charades. by [GLASSFORD, James.]
    [GLASSFORD, James.]
    SPHINX INCRUENTA: or two hundred and twelve Enigmas and Charades.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1835. [4], 148 pages. Original cloth with printed label to the spine. 170 x 110 mm. First edition. Some gathers unopened. A fine copy. The author’s name is given by a riddle on the title: ‘The author himself is a shallow charade; You can see through his first, through his second can wade.’

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  • THE MAD TEA PARTY (From Alice in Wonderland.) Interchangeable Jig-saw Puzzle. “Academy.” by [CARROLL, Lewis.]
    [CARROLL, Lewis.]
    THE MAD TEA PARTY (From Alice in Wonderland.) Interchangeable Jig-saw Puzzle. “Academy.”

    Sevenoaks, England: J. Salmon Ltd, No date [circa 1930]. Approximately 85 piece puzzle with interchangeable figures to create a scene from the Mad hatter’s Tea Party, or three separate figures. Contained in the original cardboard box. Puzzle complete, with just one tiny chip to the surface of one small piece; box is worn and split at some corners; else an excellent example/

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  • THE MAGIC EGG. No. 17. 106 Problems each requiring all stones.
    THE MAGIC EGG. No. 17. 106 Problems each requiring all stones.

    Germany: F. Ad. Richter & Cie, No date [circa 1930’s]. Comprising of a cardboard box containing an egg-shaped stone puzzle of 9 pieces; and a booklet with 48 pages of diagrams showing the puzzles that can be made from the pieces. The inside of the box lid has a diagram showing how the egg should be assembled. One piece chipped; else a very good example of this puzzle.

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