Asser & Sherwin Games Compendium, circa 1870

 
     
     
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Compendium of Games, compartmented wooden games box, double-sided boards, wooden chess, checkers pieces, wood and bone dominoes, marbles, painted lead mounted jockeys, card deck, Rules for the Compendium of Games, marked on cribbage board verso "ASSER & SHERWIN", "STRAND LONDON", England, 1860-1882, box 4-1/2 x 15-3/8 x 8-1/8 in. Wood split across lid, scratches, wear to game pieces and boards, old label on case bottom. Collection of the Late Tom Morphis, Sr., Hickory, North Carolina - Double-sided cardboard game board in two complete pieces, leather-covered checkers/chess obverse, paper-covered horse race reverse, 14 x 7 in. Leather and paper worn on edges and corners, old paper numbering labels for chess. - Double-sided cardboard game board in two complete pieces, leather-covered backgammon obverse, unidentified paper-covered game reverse, 14 x 7 in. Leather and paper worn on edges and corners. - Double-sided wood board for marbles games, painted details, 7-3/4 x 6-7/8 in. Wooden cribbage board with inlaid bone "streets, 7 x 1-3-4 in. Minor scratches and dents. - Twenty-three wood domino tiles, each with one bone face with blackened recessed pips, some paper numbers glued on reverse. Slight grime. - Two red and one white painted wooden cribbage board pegs. - Two ivory checker(?) pieces, 1-1/4 in. Each with one split at edge. - Six polychrome painted molded metal jockeys on mounts, abt. 1-1/4 in. Two with broken stands (stands present). - Fifteen light and fifteen dark wood checker pieces, 1-1/16 in. - Two sets of chess pieces, one in dark and one in light wood. Light wood pieces in one set missing a knight and a pawn. - One wood dice cup in cloth bag. Bag bottom repaired stitching. - Deck of fifty-two cards. - Twelve polychrome swirl glass marbles, various sizes. Slight chips. - Thirty-nine clay marbles, various colors and sizes. Wear, slight chips. - Booklet, "Rules for the Compendium of Games," 24 pages, including backgammon, bezique, chess, cribbage, dominoes, draughts, fox and geese, German tactics, race game, snail game, solitaire (marbles), spoil five, whist, 3 x 4-1/8 in.
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