Board and Table Game Antiques
By (author) R.C. Bell
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Board and Table Game Antiques by R.C. Bell
Book DescriptionAmongst 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780852635384
(210mm x 150mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R.C. Bell
Old Board Games, Paperback (May 2008)
Contains descriptions of sixty board games, drawn from an immense range of history - from 3000 BC through to the turn of the nineteenth century.
Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery, Paperback (June 1986)
In its centenary year of 1862, the Maling factory was producing 90 per cent of the jam jars used in England and Scotland. Thousands more were exported and they became synonymous with Rington's tea and Keillers marmalade, other British companies. This book traces the development of Maling and other Tyneside potteries and explores the makers' marks.
Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations, Paperback (July 1980)» View all books by R.C. Bell
This encyclopedic volume provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (Go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings.
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Author Biography - 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.
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