ROYAL GAME OF THE GOOSE: FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF PRINTED BOARD GAMES.|THE: Seville, Adrian ROYAL GAME OF THE GOOSE: FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF PRINTED BOARD GAMES.|THE: Seville, Adrian

ROYAL GAME OF THE GOOSE: FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF PRINTED BOARD GAMES.|THE

Seville, Adrian

Published by The Grolier Club, New York, 2016
Soft cover
From Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB (NEW CASTLE, DE, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 26, 1997

Quantity Available: > 20

Buy Used
Price: US$ 50.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

12 x 8.5 inches. Cloth backed pictorial boards. 151, [1] pages. "Until I saw the mind-opening exhibition now at the Grolier Club I had no idea what the Royal Game of the Goose even was, let alone that it is one of the most venerable and varied board games in the world. But why a goose? Why 63 spaces? As Mr. Seville points out in the vivid catalog, in its original 15th-century form the game was numerologically suggestive." -- Edward Rothstein, The Wall Street Journal Numerous illustrations in color and black and white. Preface by former Grolier Club president William H. Helfand and introductory essays by Adrian Seville, followed by a catalogue of 71 games on show at the Club, February 24-May 14, 2016. Includes bibliography and index. "The Royal Game of the Goose" dates from medieval times. It is the simplest of games: throw the dice to race to the end of the spiral track. No choice of move, no demonstration of skill. Yet this game has spawned thousands of variants, has influenced early American board games, and is still going strong in Europe. The exhibition, based on Adrian Seville's collection in London, brings together 70 of these remarkable games. They are not primarily aimed at children, though some are educational, including the finely-printed games for the aristocratic cadets of 17th and 18th century France. Others are definitely for adults, including a polemical game on a religious heresy that still has power to shock by its imagery. Here too are games for politics, advertising - and just sheer family fun. One group of Goose Games shows how America was viewed from across the pond, including a 17th century game that depicts unique images of Native Americans. And, at the end of the 19th century, Jules Verne published a novel which describes a fantastical Goose Game in which the players travel across America to win a legacy from a Chicago millionaire. The final section invites you to try your luck in progressing from Errand Boy to "respected Banker and a good citizen." Designed and typeset by Rob Banham in Adobe Text Pro, Parisine Pro, and Playfair Display. Bookseller Inventory # 127980

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: ROYAL GAME OF THE GOOSE: FOUR HUNDRED YEARS ...

Publisher: The Grolier Club, New York

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Cloth backed pictorial boards

Store Description

Oak Knoll sells, publishes and distributes books in the fields of: Bibliography, Book Collecting, Book Arts, Books about Children's Books, Book History, Bookplates, Book Trade, Forgery, Censorship, Libraries, Publishing, Bookbinding, Book Design, Book Illustration and Graphic Arts, Marbling, Color Printing, Printing and Printing History, Papermaking and Paper Specimens, Typography and Typeface Specimens, Private Press Books and Fine Printing. Oak Knoll Books (Cedar Lane Inc dba Oak Knoll Books) 310 Delaware St New Castle DE 19720 orders@oakknoll.com 302-328-7232 Robert D. Fleck Oak Knoll is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and thus affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. These organizations stand for professionalism in the world of books so look for these logos when buying books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept payment with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, wire
transfers in US$, and personal or business checks if in US$ drawn on a US bank,
or personal or business checks in English pounds drawn on an English Bank. When
ordering, please include full name and address, if reserving a book, and method
of payment, when ordering.

Books are returnable within 2 weeks. Please notify us before returning a book.
Thank you.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer