[Masque lottery game]. Die Masken-Lotterie. Ein Spiel zur geselligen Unterhaltung. / La loterie aux masques. Jeu social et amusant.

No place, [c. 1840].

Double leaf; 38 engr. plates (of which 28 are coloured). Original wooden coffer.

 2,500.00

Charming game of hazard with pretty playing cards, many in vivid colour raised in egg-white.

Ten large cards show men and women wearing masks, including a physician, pantaloon, keeper of the wine cellar, courier, chambermaid, and lady; 18 smaller cards show their accessoires (bouquet, cocked hat, pistols, and spurs). Also included are ten uncoloured "free cards", the function of which (as of all other cards) may be inferred from the lithographed instructions in German and French.

Occasional slight brownstaining; some duststaining to sliding box cover. Probably a number of accessoire cards are missing. Well preserved.

Cf. Vogel 148.

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