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Lot 268: (JUVENILE - GAMES.) Uncle John''s Panorama. Games and Sports.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (JUVENILE - GAMES.) Uncle John''s Panorama. Games and Sports. 24 page leporello with 19 hand-colored wood engraved vignettes. 12mo, 5 3/4x4 1/2 inches, original cloth backed pictorial paper covered boards, extremities worn; pages with light staining, accordion folds reinforced. Philadelphia: C.G. Henderson & Co., 1854

Notes: Tops, stick horse, kite flying, marbles, leap-frog, hop-scotch and various ball play are a few of the mid-19th century childhood pastimes described in this quaint little volume. Henderson, Early American Sport, 1977, p. 189.

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