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Board and Table Game Antiques R.C. Bell

Board and Table Game Antiques By R.C. Bell

Board and Table Game Antiques by R.C. Bell


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Summary

Amongst the collectable items to be found in antique shops and stalls are board and table games and objects pertaining to them, which may not be easily recognised out of context. This book illustrates many board games, as well as dice, dominoes, mah-jong and playing cards and describes some techniques of construction.

Board and Table Game Antiques Summary

Board and Table Game Antiques by R.C. Bell

Amongst the collectable items to be found in antique shops and stalls are board and table games and objects pertaining to them, which may not be easily recognised out of context. As well as the familiar chess, draughts and ludo, a variety of games has been manufactured commercially since the eighteenth century. Many nineteenth-century children's games had an educational slant and the stern moral attitude of the victorians is emphasised by their preference for spinners over dice. Games boards, boxes for the accessories and card cases were often hand-crafted and beautifully decorated and the pieces might be ivory. This book illustrates many board games, as well as dice, dominoes, mah-jong and playing cards and describes some techniques of construction.

About R.C. Bell

R. C. Bell was born in 1917 in Sudbury, Ontario, and came to England in 1928. He qualified MB BS (London) in 1941. He became a plastic surgeon but is now retired. He has a large collection of old games and has written five books in the Shire 'Discovering' series.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Historical background; Ivory, bone and plastics; Souvenir Wares; Chess and draughts; Spinners; Playing cards; Dice and dominoes; Commercial games; Further reading

Additional information

GOR003722334
9780852635384
0852635389
Board and Table Game Antiques by R.C. Bell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-06-01
32
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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