Fun & Games from Pickering & Chatto, Antiquarian Booksellers

New Arrivals

HOW HE REIGNED AND HOW HE MIZZLED.
More Photos

HOW HE REIGNED AND HOW HE MIZZLED.

by CROWQUILL, Alfred [pseudonym for Alfred FORRESTER].

Condition
Used
Edition
FIRST EDITION.
Published
1849
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£450.00

Show Details

Description:
Oblong 8vo, with eight lithographed leaves on india paper on thick paper; stitched as issued in the original decorated buff wrappers. A fine example of this satirical engraved strip cartoon by Forrester, alias Alfred Crowquill, depicting the rise, and downfall of the famous railway tycoon George Hudson. George Hudson (1800-1871) known famously as 'The Railway King' was, through his very questionable… Read more about this item
Item Price
£450.00
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESSION ON THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE THE FOURTH: WHICH TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1821.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESSION ON THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE THE FOURTH: WHICH TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1821.

by [CORONATION OF GEORGE IV].

Condition
Used
Published
1823
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£300.00

Show Details

Description:
8vo, pp. 12, key consisting of two strips on one folding lithographed plate measuring 310 × 470 mm; a little browned and spotted, plate with tear; in recent marbled wrapper. The view was taken from the central pavilion in the garden of Parliament Square. In fact the artist chose not to show the pavilion itself since including it would have injured… Read more about this item
Item Price
£300.00
LOTO ANIMÉ
More Photos

LOTO ANIMÉ

by [LOTTERY].

Condition
Used
Published
c.1900
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£2,250.00

Show Details

Description:
Complete with 24 coloured lithograph animated lottery cards [21 x 12.5 cm]; 96 turned wooden counters each numbered in ink; 15 circular glass counters; 2 pink cotton bags and a shaped papier-mâché counter tray; contained in the original fitted box [45 x 35 x 7 cm], the lid with a large decorated lithograph title label of children causing mayhem… Read more about this item
Item Price
£2,250.00
TOUR DE BABEL.
More Photos

TOUR DE BABEL.

by GAME

Condition
Used
Published
c.1882
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£2,250.00

Show Details

Description:
A nest of nine wooden blocks [ranging in size from 78 x78 x 46 mm to 182 x 182 x 60 mm], each with a chromolithograph wrap-around illustration depicting European countries with statistical information; contained in the original box with a wrap around title label including four cartouche scenes printed in blue; with a sliding lid (replaced). Each of the blocks… Read more about this item
Item Price
£2,250.00
DERBY DAY SHOWN IN SIX RELIEFS.

DERBY DAY SHOWN IN SIX RELIEFS.

by CRUIKSHANK, George.

Condition
Used
Published
1905
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£550.00

Show Details

Description:
Set of six chromolithograph relief scraps housed in the original paper folder measuring 8.5 x 31.5 cm; some minor repairs. The front of the folder supplies the title, artist, and publisher, with a vignette of four people in a donkey cart in a hurry. On the back are the titles of the scraps: 1. 'The Start'; 2 'Clapham Common'; 3. 'Halt… Read more about this item
Item Price
£550.00
FEIERLICHE CEREMONIE - CÉRÉMONIES SACRÉES - SOLEMN CERMONY.
More Photos

FEIERLICHE CEREMONIE - CÉRÉMONIES SACRÉES - SOLEMN CERMONY.

by [ORDINATION - PEEPSHOW].

Condition
Used
Published
c. 1825
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£850.00

Show Details

Description:
Hand-coloured upper scene of the western porch of a gothic cathedral with the central arched door cut-away as a peephole, four hand-coloured cut away panels and a back-scene, extending bellows-fashion, each measuring 116 × 143 mm; marbled slipcase, the upper cover with lithographic printed label. The peepshow depicts the coronation of Charles X, King of France in 1825 which took place… Read more about this item
Item Price
£850.00
HEEDLESS HARRY’S DAY OF DISASTERS.
More Photos

HEEDLESS HARRY’S DAY OF DISASTERS.

by [JUVENILE].

Condition
Used
Published
c. 1850
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£300.00

Show Details

Description:
8vo, [25 x 17cm]; hand coloured wood-engraved plates and test illustrations; original white paper covers printed in red and dark blue with a pictorial design including a child with plumed hat riding a donkey and the title 'Fun for Little Folks' signed by [Edward] Calvert. Heedless Harry, the story is at pains to to state, 'was a kind, good-natured boy, and… Read more about this item
Item Price
£300.00
THE GREAT GALUMPHUS.

THE GREAT GALUMPHUS.

by [NONSENSE GAME].

Condition
Used
Published
1923
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£300.00

Show Details

Description:
Complete set of 48 cards [93 x 62 mm] including 4 'Privilege Cards' marked with a star; folded sheet of rules; contained in the original purple card slipcase [98 x 76 x 25mm], illustrated title label. A round game based on nonsense names of creatures, probably the name The Great Galumphus derived from invention of the word 'galumph' by Lewis Carroll… Read more about this item
Item Price
£300.00
TRINITY LAVRA OF ST. SERGIUS MONASTERY.

TRINITY LAVRA OF ST. SERGIUS MONASTERY.

by [BLOCK TOY]

Condition
Used
Published
1890-1910
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£2,250.00

Show Details

Description:
40 turned and shaped wooden pieces, the largest 33 cm high, hand painted with Windows, doors and other features; now contained in a black painted tin box. A rare pre-Revolution block toy of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. These architectural toys where a favourite souvenir especially on the feast days of Imperial Russia - of which there were something like 29… Read more about this item
Item Price
£2,250.00
[OPTIQUE NO. 10: LES TUILERIES]

[OPTIQUE NO. 10: LES TUILERIES]

by PEEPSHOW - PARIS

Condition
Used
Published
circa 1830
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£1,400.00

Show Details

Description:
Concertina-folding hand-coloured and etched peepshow with four cut-out sections, front-face measuring 128 × 185 mm, the peepshow extends, by paper bellows to approximately 480 mm; front-face a bit spotted, lower bellow with short tear along the joint with the front-face; housed in a custom-made cloth box. The front-face of this peepshow consists of a view of the Arc du Carrousel with… Read more about this item
Item Price
£1,400.00
AN ALPHABET. Allegorical & Alliterative & Amusing. L. J. H. Artistical Arranger. Appreciable at All Ages.
More Photos

AN ALPHABET. Allegorical & Alliterative & Amusing. L. J. H. Artistical Arranger. Appreciable at All Ages.

by [ABC]. [HILL, Louisa Jane].

Condition
Used
Published
1871
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£1,250.00

Show Details

Description:
FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to, pp. [28], entirely lithographic, title printed in red; a few minor marginal tears, lightly spotted or browned in places; original publisher's red half morocco over printed boards, front cover repeating title; extremities worn and spine rebacked. A rare and well drawn nonsense alphabet ranging from Alderman Artichoke to Zedekiah Zigzag. The verso of the title-page reads as follows:… Read more about this item
Item Price
£1,250.00
VUES D’OPTIQUE AND VIEWER.
More Photos

VUES D’OPTIQUE AND VIEWER.

by [OPTICAL TOY].

Condition
Used
Published
[c. 1850]
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£5,000.00

Show Details

Description:
A three sided folding card viewer, the sides covered with black paper, with a 90 mm diameter lens, cloth hinges repaired; and eight views (listed below), each 360 × 260mm; in a custom-made cloth box. A fine example of an early nineteenth century Vue d'Optique. The views included include: [1] Ruines d'un monastery, [2] Vue de Genève, [3] Vue de Benares,… Read more about this item
Item Price
£5,000.00
JEU DES CHEMINS DE FER EUROPÉENS Nouveau Jeu de Societe.

JEU DES CHEMINS DE FER EUROPÉENS Nouveau Jeu de Societe.

by [RAILWAY GAME].

Condition
Used
Published
[c. 1920s]
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£385.00

Show Details

Description:
Two-fold chromolithograph playing board measuring approximately 85.5 × 61.5cm, 6 metal Locomotive playing pieces, 30 counters, two shakers, a dish, and two dice (one a later replacement; all contained within the original box (45 x 33cm), lid with pictorial scene of a locomotive outside Paris, the Eiffel tower visible in the distance, with the printed rules pasted to underside of… Read more about this item
Item Price
£385.00
SCRIPTURE CONVERSATION, Illustrative of the Old Testament. Calculated to instruct Youth in the first principles of Sacred History.

SCRIPTURE CONVERSATION, Illustrative of the Old Testament. Calculated to instruct Youth in the first principles of Sacred History.

by [TEACHING GAME].

Condition
Used
Published
[1834]
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£650.00

Show Details

Description:
24 printed cards [9.5 x 5.4 cm] including 12 question cards printed in red and 12 Answer cards printed in black; a folding printed sheet of instructions; contained in the original wooden box (two sides very skilfully replaced); sliding lid with printed title label depicting a seated Moses reading from the Tablets. The game is intended for six players who… Read more about this item
Item Price
£650.00
ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF THREE MEN. For Presentation Only.
More Photos

ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF THREE MEN. For Presentation Only.

by THACKERAY, William Makepeace.

Condition
Used
Published
[1867]
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£850.00

Show Details

Description:
Folio, [28.3 x 18.5 cm], 12 leaves, including a blank, title and 10 illustrated and numbered; original decorated bevelled board, the covers with a decorative gilt branch and oak leaf design, upper cover with title in gilt, leaves loose due to perished gutta percha; ALs from the author mounted on front-free endpaper, dated 'Jany, 22, 1868', armorial bookplate of William… Read more about this item
Item Price
£850.00
LADY CULLUM’S PUZZLE HEARTS.

LADY CULLUM’S PUZZLE HEARTS.

by [LATHBURY, Ellenor Jane].

Condition
Used
Published
1830
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£300.00

Show Details

Description:
Three delicately cut paper hearts (in green, pink and gold) loosely inserted in to folded paper pocket, titled as above. A souvenir of the Bury Charity Fair held at Bury St Edmunds in 1830. Lady Ann Cullum (1807-1875) of Hardwick House in Suffolk was clearly producing clever scissors work with coloured paper some of the examples were then no doubt… Read more about this item
Item Price
£300.00
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.

by [JIGSAW].

Condition
Used
Published
c. 1890
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£450.00

Show Details

Description:
Complete with six chromolithograph jigsaws each with a separate scene from the fairy tale, each containing 24 pieces; together with six chromolithograph key plates - one used to decorate the box lid; a wooden frame [27 x 27 cm]; all contained in the original box [28 x 28 x 4 cm], fitted with six compartments and covered in red glazed… Read more about this item
Item Price
£450.00
SKETCHES IN THE GROUNDS OF MARSHALLS, The Seat of Rowland Stephenson.
More Photos

SKETCHES IN THE GROUNDS OF MARSHALLS, The Seat of Rowland Stephenson.

by HORNER, Thomas.

Condition
Used
Published
1824
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£5,000.00

Show Details

Description:
Oblong 8vo., album measuring 20 x 15 cm, comprising lithographed title page and trompe-d'oiel prefatory leaf (in the form of a letter to Rowland Stephenson), 11 lithographed title vignettes with two further titles to the views on the facing leaves penned in manuscript, 12 lithographed views (2 of which are coloured by hand) each set within a highly decorative blind… Read more about this item
Item Price
£5,000.00
COWPER’S DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN with Twenty Illustrations by Percy Cruikshank [cover title].
More Photos

COWPER’S DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN with Twenty Illustrations by Percy Cruikshank [cover title].

by CRUIKSHANK, Percy and William COWPER.

Condition
Used
Published
c. 1857
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£500.00

Show Details

Description:
Wood-engraved panorama concertina-folding into the original illustrated boards; measuring 125 x 2880 mm, folding down to 140 x 155 mm.; original mauve cloth with an onlaid yellow label incorporating the title, the artist, the imprint, and a picture of Gilpin on the calender's bolting horse at the point where he looses his hat and wig. A nicely produced panorama consisting of… Read more about this item
Item Price
£500.00
THE COMIC GIRL. Amusement with a Swinging Pendulum Figure in Many Forms -
More Photos

THE COMIC GIRL. Amusement with a Swinging Pendulum Figure in Many Forms -

by [PENDULUM TOY].

Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Croydon, Surrey, GBR
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
£1,350.00

Show Details

Description:
The toy includes a wooden stand and leaded pendulum decorated with a hand-coloured lithograph of girls upper body in a turquoise and lace trimmed jacket with pink bow above a supported on a gilt scroll; 6 interchangeable heads and 5 hats and bonnets; all heightened in gum arabic. [overall height of 18 cm]; contained in the original decorative box [15… Read more about this item
Item Price
£1,350.00