The swan of elegance : a new game designed for the instruction and amusement of youth.

Accession number: 
PML 85346.1-3
London : John Harris, Dec. 20, 1814.
1 game : col. ill. (engraving) ; 60 x 48 cm; folded to: 20 x 12 cm; in case: 21 x 13 cm + 1 rule book (16 p. ; 16 cm)
Purchased on the Elisabeth Ball Fund, 1980.

Issued with pamphlet: Rules and directions for playing The Swan of elegance, a new moral game... London: Printed [by H. Bryer] for J. Harris, 1815.
Library's copy now unfolded and matted (PML 85346.1); pamphlet (PML 85346.2) and case (PML 85346.3) stored separately in same box.

Folded with pamphlet in green marbled paper board slipcase, with color-engraved pictorial label; pamphlet sewn in plain brown wrappers made of printer's waste (cf. Alderson).

Game consists of a large hand-colored engraving mounted as panels on linen. It depicts a swan wrapped in a wide ribbon on which are 31 numbered spaces, each with a scene showing children engaged in typical activities. The game was to be played with a spinner and counters (not supplied by the publisher).