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  • Box of ivory letters owned by Jane Austen

    Games and toys

    Ivory letters like these ones were used for word games, which ranged from very simple to complicated and intricate. Jane...

  • Card game entitled Magna Charta or Knight Errantry

    Games and toys, Illustration

    In 1821 M. Landry of Fancy Repository, Greenwich, published this children’s game which gave prominence to the Great Char...

  • Jigsaw puzzle depicting the signing of Magna Carta

    Games and toys

    This jigsaw puzzle was produced by the games manufacturer, Waddingtons of Leeds. Entitled Signing of Magna Charta, the p...

  • Lewis Carroll's The Game of Logic

    Book, Games and toys, Illustration, Image

    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898) is best known as the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), published u...

  • Peg board

    Games and toys

    To support children who struggle to learn to handwrite, using alternative apparatus such as this giant pegboard and pegs...

  • Rules and directions for playing card game entitle...

    Pamphlet, Games and toys

    In 1821 M. Landry of Fancy Repository, Greenwich, published this children’s game which gave prominence to the Great Char...

  • Telescopic View of London and the Thames

    Games and toys, Illustration, Image

    Telescopic views like this were produced by many publishers in the mid-19th century, celebrating the progress and ingenu...

  • The Child's New Year's Gift

    Children's book, Chapbook, Games and toys, Illustration, Image

    This tiny collection of riddles dates from around 1770. Although they were written for children 250 years ago, one of th...

  • The Crystal Palace Game

    Games and toys, Map

    Henry Smith Evans was a member of the Royal Geographical Society and a noted mapmaker; he is best known for his ‘Map of ...

  • The Plymouth tragedy

    Chapbook, Games and toys, Illustration, Image

    The Plymouth tragedy was printed in London in around 1778. Its subtitle tells us that is ‘a full and particular account ...